Christmas Dinner. More icicle lights.

Christmas Dinner

at serving line
The first table is up and at the serving line.Ro

It was our turn to eat at the Christmas Dinner tonight. This was the second of two nights. We had a total of 160-170 people eating, counting both nights, which is a good turnout from our roughly 550-person community. There were about 15 volunteers that worked at each dinner to set out the cooked foods and served them to diners; many worked both nights. There were also volunteers who helped to set up the hall each night and others who did cleanup each night. We have a great community here, with lots of spirit and helping hands. Continue reading Christmas Dinner. More icicle lights.

Golf cart undecorating. Christmas dinner prep. Elaine update.

This morning I removed some of the decorations on the golf cart, but only the wings, crown, and halo. Elaine wanted to leave the rest for a while at least, but I wanted to get rid of the things that caused obstructions (the wings) or were likely to come apart (the crown and halo). What’s left will still leave a brightly decorated golf cart for the season! Continue reading Golf cart undecorating. Christmas dinner prep. Elaine update.

Christmas dinner planning. Newsletter almost done.

Melody Murphy called one last meeting for planning for the Social Club’s Annual Christmas Dinner. This is the largest event for the Social Club. The dinner has so many attendees that it has to be split into two nights; we can only sit about 90 people at a time in the Clubhouse and we expect 70-80 each night.  While most of the planning had already been done; Melody has already bought the turkeys and hams, for example, and they are stored in our small upright freezer. It takes a lot of people to put this on, with some cooking, some setting up the hall, some serving the dinner, and some cleaning up the hall. Two nights. Elaine is, of course, heavily involved and I am less so. Continue reading Christmas dinner planning. Newsletter almost done.

Motorhome sale update. Yard sale cleanup. Elaine somewhat better. Newsletter.

motorhome at Sun City RV
Our Phaeton motorhome at Sun City RV for sale

I got a call a few days ago from Sun City RV, where our 2012 Phaeton 40QTH motorhome is on consignment sale. While it has not yet sold, they reported a lot of interest in it. As of that date there had been over 240 online clicks on the listing, and over 200 of them were unique (meaning a first-time visit). There had been at least one party that had done a lot of follow-through but did not make an offer to purchase. We are hoping that with the return of many snowbirds to the Valley, interest will pick up even more and that our dear motorhome will be sold. Continue reading Motorhome sale update. Yard sale cleanup. Elaine somewhat better. Newsletter.

Christmas dinner planning. Costco. Shed addition.

Marv and shed addition
Marv working on the shed addition

Marv Fitchett was back at work on our shed addition today, and is making good progress. The roof panels are in place as is some of the siding, and he added two of the three doors today. At this point you can get an idea of what the space will look like, and I think it will provide a good amount of added room for storage. Continue reading Christmas dinner planning. Costco. Shed addition.