Newsletter delivered. RV shopping. Monsoon storm.

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Here’s the volunteer team who stuffed and folded the newsletters this morning.

The volunteer crew assembled this morning at 9:30 to stuff the newsletters with the two inserts, fold them, and wrap them with a rubber band preparatory to delivery. We had a larger-than-usual team this morning and the job got done faster than I could get them sorted into the bags for the delivery teams! As a result I got lost in my counts and worried that I was short about 30 newsletters, but Elaine and I found out later that I had forgotten that I had loaded the bag for the RV section! The count was actually proper. Continue reading Newsletter delivered. RV shopping. Monsoon storm.

Newsletter published. Kim Kommando.

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Cover of the August issue of The Palm Press. Click the cover to download the newsletter.

The Royal Palm newsletter has been printed and is going out electronically tonight. The printed version will be delivered tomorrow. I had already copied to the USB drive last night, ready to go this morning. Then, after it was at UPS being printed, Park management said they wanted to get some news out to residents about testing of the new gate next week. So I went back home and did a quick flyer, printed ten color copies for bulletin boards, and printed a black and white copy for copying. Then this afternoon I took the flyer to UPS so they could print 330 copies to go as inserts in the newsletter. Good thing they said something about it in time! Continue reading Newsletter published. Kim Kommando.

Not that Shemar. Newsletter done.

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Ancho Salmon has a spicy sauce

We went to Chili’s at Metro Center for supper tonight and when we were seated the fellow said that Shemar would be our server. We both immediately thought of Shemar Moore, the actor who played on Criminal Minds, and laughingly mentioned that to the fellow. He also laughed and as he was seating us said “Shemar is a she!” He must have mentioned our byplay to the waitress because when she came to our table we all had a good laugh about it. And as Elaine told her later, this Shemar is every much as beautiful as the other one is handsome. Continue reading Not that Shemar. Newsletter done.

Newsletter almost done. More ads. Milder storm. Golf cart lights.

The push has been on over the last couple of days to wrap up the Royal Palm newsletter, and it went out to the reviewers this afternoon – meaning it is essentially done. That is always a good feeling. I will do the final edits tomorrow and deliver it to the printer on Thursday morn. It was a little more relaxing pace this month as I got more done earlier. I still need to do the spotlight interview earlier in the month, though! Continue reading Newsletter almost done. More ads. Milder storm. Golf cart lights.

Our turn for storm. Cooler today. Golf cart lights update. Newsletter.

I took the dogs out around 9:15 for their evening walk last night and was treated to a spectacular lightning display off to the northeast. The lightning was probably 20-25 miles away. About a half hour later the wind started blowing – hard. That is the first sign a monsoon storm is coming, for the wind direction was from where the lightning had been. Within 10-15 minutes the rain hit – hard – blowing horizontally. The storm ran for a half hour or more and then died out. This is typical of a summer monsoon storm around here. Continue reading Our turn for storm. Cooler today. Golf cart lights update. Newsletter.

Babbo again. Ace coupons. Newsletter.

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Pete, Leisa, and Elaine at Babbo’s

We went to Babbo’s Italian Eatery again tonight. Pete Petersen and Leisa Herbst went with us this time. It was Pete’s first time; Leisa had been there a long time ago. Once again, great meals. I had the Pasta Puglia (Fresh Tomato Brodo, Fresh Mozzarella, Italian Sausage topped with Fresh Basil and Shaved Parmesan Cheese. Served on Fusilli), Elaine had Crusted Parmesan Chicken, Pete had Chicken Artichoke Calzone, and Leisa had a tomato pasta dish (sorry, I don’t remember). Continue reading Babbo again. Ace coupons. Newsletter.

Temp drop? Newsletter pickup. New managers. Score sheet.

I think I felt a temperature drop today – it was only 109°! That didn’t stop Elaine from remarking about the heat when we went out this morning, though. The forecast for the next week calls for temps in the 107-109 range.°

We went out this morning to cruise the Park looking for newsletters still hanging on mailboxes. We had been alerted to this over the weekend and had picked up some we knew were on vacation, but there were many others about whom we did not know, so we waited until after mail had been delivered on Monday. Continue reading Temp drop? Newsletter pickup. New managers. Score sheet.

Backing up. Vacationers. 114.

Allway Sync
A typical Allway Sync screen shot

I discovered that my Allway Sync Pro backup system was not operating. It must have gotten lost when my computer was last worked on by Geek Squad. I use CrashPlan by Code42 for my online backups and also have CrashPlan do a backup to my external hard drive. But those backups are in a compressed format not directly readable without going through CrashPlan, so for convenience I also do plain file backups to the external hard drive using Allway Sync. I have been using Allway Sync for more than ten years, with great satisfaction. Continue reading Backing up. Vacationers. 114.

Las Glorias. Village Inn. Clean desk. 115.

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Dave, Elaine, Lisa, Pete, and Bill at Las Glorias

We had an excellent supper tonight at Las Gloria’s Grill, with Pete, Lisa, and Bill. At the pool this afternoon Elaine asked where I was taking her for supper, and that was my choice. Apparently it also suited Pete and Bill since they said they wanted to join us. And Pete contacted Lisa, who had been wanting to go there for some time so she joined us as well. Continue reading Las Glorias. Village Inn. Clean desk. 115.

Her eyes have it. Newsletter delivered. 112.

Horizon Eye
Horizon Eye Specialists’ Dr Jacobson examined Elaine’s eyes this morning

Elaine had a eye doctor appointment and got a good report. Her eyes are healthy and in good shape, except for cataracts that are forming. The latter will not be ready for surgery for a couple of years or so, Dr Jacobson said. She has reported a strange spot pattern upon arising in the morning that goes away right off, but they did not find any reason for this to happen. I have a theory that I shared with the doctors and they thought it likely, but we have to do some testing at home to determine if it is true or not. Continue reading Her eyes have it. Newsletter delivered. 112.