Kerby and Gizmo maintenance. Patio cleaning. Great leftovers. Newsletter.

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Our patio, tables, and chairs are now clean from the summer accumulation of dust and dirt.

We finished up the patio cleaning task this afternoon. Elaine cleaned tables and stair railings while I hosed down the patio floor and the patio chairs.  I had swept the floor earlier to remove the majority of the dust and debris, mostly leaves, to make it easier to clean. It all looks clean and sparkly now, especially when the floor was still wet. While I had the hose in hand I also washed down the skirting around the house in the patio area as well as the awning posts. The posts tend to collect dust and dirt over time. Continue reading Kerby and Gizmo maintenance. Patio cleaning. Great leftovers. Newsletter.

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

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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.

Office cleanup. Newsletter ad work. Kentners back. Shed addition.

As usual, after the newsletter goes out I have to do a major desk cleanup and that was my morning task. Stuff I am using for the newsletter accumulates and I am so busy that other items get set aside and not handled right away. But with a few hours’ work I can get things filed, pitched, and organized as appropriate – ready for the onslaught of the next issue. Continue reading Office cleanup. Newsletter ad work. Kentners back. Shed addition.

Newsletter panic. Golf cart decorating.

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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.

Shed addition. Newsletter printed. Leftovers. Internet down.

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Part of the shed addition framing is in place.

Marv worked some more on our shed addition today and now has two walls up as well as the roof structure. I expect he will continue with it now that he has gotten back to it. He sometimes has to juggle projects, as he has a number of them going at any time. That’s the way it is in the life of a contractor handyman! He has to have several jobs on tap or in the works to keep the revenues flowing. Continue reading Shed addition. Newsletter printed. Leftovers. Internet down.

Great pool weather. Newsletter to reviewers. Ed Nagle home.

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Dave and Elaine at the pool today

Our great fall weather continues. It was warm today at 94°, but that was not a record for the date. With little wind and almost cloudless skies, the days are just great to be outside. The sun angle is lower, and the rays seem less intense. As an example of the difference, when I go to the pool I can leave my sandals face up when I head into the water; during the heat of the summer I have to turn them on their sides facing away from the sun’s direction to avoid them getting so hot they hurt my feet when I put them on upon leaving the pool. Continue reading Great pool weather. Newsletter to reviewers. Ed Nagle home.

The Beaver Bar for supper. Back to swimming. 99°.

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Our group: Bill Russell, Kay, Agnes Volk, Pete Petersen, Elaine, Donna Volk, Lisa Boyd, Jeff Tennyson, Larry

We have heard from Pete Petersen and Bill Russell how good the food is at The Beaver Bar & Grill is so tonight a group of us headed there; it’s on N 19th Ave. In addition to Pete, Elaine, and me there was Agnes Volk, Donna Volk, Lisa Boyd and Jeff Tennyson, Bill Russell and his sister, Kay and her husband Larry. It was a fun gang to go with. The place is what it sounds like – a bar and grill. Lots of sports TVs, loud music, pool tables, and a bar. Their Tuesday special is 99¢ tacos and $4.95 margaritas. Continue reading The Beaver Bar for supper. Back to swimming. 99°.

Colorful season. New tool for Elaine. Newsletter work.

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Bright bougainvillea in front of the office in Royal Palm

With cooler temperatures the plants and flowers here in Royal Palm are starting to put out more blossoms. They don’t have to defend themselves from the heat as much, so can put more energy into blooming. I especially noted the bougainvillea shrubs in front of the office this morning; they are covered with bright blossoms. Continue reading Colorful season. New tool for Elaine. Newsletter work.

Bug in the pool. Warmer day. Newsletter.

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Elaine placing the large plastic roach-like bug on the pool steps

Among the decorations Elaine bought for Halloween were three large plastic roach-like bugs. Then in her perverse humor she decided to play a trick on Bill Russell at the pool today, so she took one of the bugs and placed it on the pool steps near where the handrail leads down. Her intent was to get a rise from Bill Russell when he came to the pool, but she also got a response from some others. Bill started down the steps but immediately saw the bug and exclaimed “What’s that?!?” Pete Petersen, who was in on the gag by that time, walked over in the pool to take a closer look then reached down and said it was moving as he put his hand close. Continue reading Bug in the pool. Warmer day. Newsletter.