WOW – I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve updated. Life has just been trucking along – all good, but busy. Today is the final day of our September project, so here is a brief recap –
WORK – The ladies did a little end of season cleaning, a LOT of laundry folding, some organizing, and some waitressing. I don’t think any of us will ever stay at a hotel/motel without thinking about the amount of laundry that has to be processed. Our motto – when in doubt about what to do – head to the laundry! We always worked as a team, so all the jobs went fast and were (for the most part!) fun. Most of the men were busy doing roofing, but Gary was busy fixing A/C units. Since we had been at Sandy Cove in the spring, the maintenance staff knew that “the A/C guy” was coming back, so they had saved up some work for him. He’s a pretty popular guy!
PLAY – Well, we certainly fit a lot of “stuff” into our time here! We did the RV Show in Hershey, PA, did some shopping and had dinner with Josiah and Abigail, visited with a dear Sower friend on a Sunday afternoon, checked out some of the local towns and shops and spent a day a little further south at a marina in Tolchester Beach, MD with friends. Not to mention the great time we had just fellowshipping with the gang here at Sandy Cove. We played cards, ate most of our meals together (provided by Sandy Cove – what a blessing!), and checked out the local ice cream stores. (All in the name of research, of course).
The Bottom Line – it has been a GREAT project filled with many, many blessings and sweet memories. It’s always sad when a project ends and each of us moves on to our next project or destination. Yet a favorite Sower saying goes – “we’ll see you again, here or there, or in the air.” Amen.
So what’s next? Well, some pretty exciting stuff is right around the corner for us. Next weekend we are having the First Dwinell Reunion (that’s my side of the family!) right here at Sandy Cove! All four of the Dwinell siblings will be there along with 11 of the 13 cousins (plus appropriate spouses) and 10 of the 11 grandchildren. WHOEEEEE! We haven’t had a big family gathering since Thanksgiving 2002 so I am very excited that this has all come together. I’m sure there will be some glitches along the way, but I’m hopeful that this will be the beginning of a wonderful tradition.
But this weekend will be fun too! We’re headed to Perry County, PA for a “work-weekend” – my niece and family have just moved into a wonderful fixer-upper so we’re going to lend a hand. It will be like a pre-reunion treat for me. Yum!
Ready for some pictures?
These two were taken by fellow Sower John Stoner – I was pretty lax about taking my camera places this month!
And here are the old folks playing shuffleboard – but, oh, what a backdrop!
Oh, and the ice cream research? One final stop tonight with our whole gang – Kilby Cream. GREAT Ice Cream and GREAT Flavors (and the only place I’ve ever seen where ice cream cones/dishes are sold by the ounce!). Ah, the sacrifices we make for the cause of research! 🙂