Back to Beaver Bar. Tubbier.

group at Beaver Bar
The group at The Beaver Bar tonight

It being Tuesday, we headed back to The Beaver Bar and Grill for Taco Tuesday with a group of friends. We were apprehensive about potential crowding since it was Halloween, but there was no need to worry. It was no more crowded than it was last week. There were fourteen of us there tonight: Jeff Tennyson and Lisa Boyd, Bill and Nancy Schuling, Pete Petersen, Gail Brazell, Mitzi Wrona, Agnes Volk, Donna Volk, Kay and Larry Hale, Bill Russell, and Elaine and me. Elaine and I both had tacos and brought some home; we also ordered some appetizers but our tables were overloaded with appetizers since so many others ordered them as well so we also brought home appetizers. Continue reading Back to Beaver Bar. Tubbier.

Newsletter panic. Golf cart decorating.

Nov 17 newsletter cover
Cover of the November 2017 The Palm Press. Click to download the newsletter

Our great volunteer crew gathered at the Clubhouse at 9:30 this morning to fold and stuff the newsletters. This month’s issue is 24 pages, and four of those are inserts. There is a back-to-back color insert and a back-to-back black-and-white insert. The inserts are necessary because the newsletter is printed in four-page folios; the outside front and back inside and outside pages are in color and the other pages are in black-and-white. If the other four pages were all black-and-white they could have been printed and bound with the rest, but since two pages are color ads they have to be separate. Continue reading Newsletter panic. Golf cart decorating.

Looks Halloween-y. Surgery followup. Dinner planning. George Immerso birthday. Update on neighbor.

Pete and spider
Pete Petersen working on setting up our Halloween spider

We took more steps in getting our house decorated for Halloween today. This morning Pete Petersen came over and started helping Elaine put up some decorations – the ones requiring use of a ladder – while I was at a doctor appointment. They got quite a bit done by the time I got back, but there is still a lot to go, I am sure! Continue reading Looks Halloween-y. Surgery followup. Dinner planning. George Immerso birthday. Update on neighbor.

Getting ready. Last of the hot stuff.

skulls
The stack of skulls is out of the box

It’s time to be thinking of Halloween decorations for the outside of the house and we took the first steps today. Pete Petersen came by and pulled out the under-deck storage tray where we store many holiday items and Elaine and I took out the Halloween stuff. One box was too heavy for either of us to lift, so Pete also took that one out and removed its contents; that was the stack of skulls you see in the photo. We have lots more to go! Continue reading Getting ready. Last of the hot stuff.

Halloween in the Park. Moon Valley Cafe.

Halloween golf cart
Here’s the front view of our golf cart, with a huge spider on top

Today was Hallowe’en Parade day. Several of us decorated our golf carts and some others decorated their motorized scooters. We all gathered at noon and headed out driving slowly around the streets of the Park. Many of us made a lot of noise blowing our horns, and Marv had some seasonal music playing on his golf cart. Many residents were out front of their houses to watch the parade go by; Elaine and I as well as a couple of others had bags of candy which we handed out to the watchers. Some folks had young kids visiting, and they were excited to get the candy. Continue reading Halloween in the Park. Moon Valley Cafe.

Halloween decorations. Newsletter. New webs.

Elaine, witch
Elaine (R) working on her witch (L)

Hallowe’en season is here, and decorations at the Violettes now show it. We dug out decorations we used last year and Elaine has added some to them for this year. A notable addition is the large witch on our deck. I know there are yet a few more to put up and I am sure Elaine has some in mind beyond what I already know about. That’s a given! Hallowe’en is a fun time to decorate, and is a popular holiday in general. Elaine gets excited about Hallowe’en but it seems she got started later this year than usual. Probably because we took that trip to Wyoming a short time back. Continue reading Halloween decorations. Newsletter. New webs.