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. Continue reading Cleaning house. Rain. Newsletter. Web work.

A Thank You Dinner. A sun streak. More web work.

A Thank You Dinner

Diners at the Thank You Dinner tonight.

We were invited tonight by Gail Brazell to a thank you dinner for those who helped with the recent Taco Dinner event here at Royal Palm. About thirteen of us gathered at the Clubhouse to enjoy salad and lasagna and cake, and it was delicious. The place was decorated in an Italian restaurant theme – in keeping with the lasagna – and she had Italian music playing in the background. The latter was a nice touch. We enjoyed the company and had a good time.

We were also invited to a Super Bowl party, but neither of us felt we wanted to take on more food or snacking, so we went home. Elaine is napping while I am writing this, in fact. Continue reading A Thank You Dinner. A sun streak. More web work.

Family trees. 216000 people. Breakfast in the Park.

Family trees

DAV family tree
The start of my ancestral family tree. It goes back several generations more on both sides of my family.

I made a major step forward for the Violette Family Association web site over the last few days by incorporating the ability for people to search their family trees – at least those who are related to the Violette family descended from Fran├žois Violet/Violette. People can go to and do searches. They might want to see if they are in this Violette family or may want to know more about their ancestors. They can also check to see if we are missing family members or need to correct info about family members. I will be encouraging those in our Violette Family Facebook group to visit the site and do searches. Continue reading Family trees. 216000 people. Breakfast in the Park.