Cleaning house. Rain. Newsletter. Web work.

Cleaning house

shelves cleared
Elaine cleared a lot from three of her shelves in the office bathroom. There’s another shelf higher, but I couldn’t get it in the photo.

Remember I told you that Elaine cleared out some rubber stamps last week? Well, she was at it again today and did a major clean of her shelves in the office bathroom. When we remodeled this house we had Marv build a shelving system over the office bathroom tub, and this provides a large amount of very useful deep storage. Elaine uses four of the shelves, I use the other. (That’s a little higher ratio of space allocation than in the office itself, where I use less than 20%.) In the photo at left, you can see the three bottom shelves she worked on today. I don’t know what her plans are for the stuff she removed, but I suspect she is sorting it out and will sell a fair amount of it. She has a plastic tub on the bathroom floor, and I see a number of craft items in it for project types she hasn’t done for years. Those will probably be sold. She is an avid crafter and often tries new things she sees but then does not continue once she has done a few and mastered the craft. That’s what makes her talents so useful.


We actually had a few sprinkles this afternoon! Enough that I went out and moved the golf cart under the patio awning. It didn’t last long, but at that early point I couldn’t be sure. Plus, who knows if we will get more over the night. We don’t get much rain here in Phoenix, so individual events tend to get attention.

In Flagstaff, our neighbor to the north, they also had rain and some snow today. Flagstaff usually gets 100 inches of snow each year but so far this year has received less than 12. The higher country, such as nearby Snowbowl, has received more snow plus they supplement it with artificial snow in order to maintain a skiing season.


I spent the afternoon working on the newsletter again. There was some rearranging work, moving some items to clear space on pages for features. I also worked on group items, such as the Women’s Club piece.

Three advertisers need to renew their ads and I created invoices for them. Two of those got sent out via email, the other I will hand deliver tomorrow.

Web work

I also did more work on the member management feature for the Violette Family Association’s web site. I have the initial phase far enough along that I sent an email to our executive committee letting them know about it and giving them the link to the developing page. I haven’t added it to the menu yet, because it is too early to make it public.

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