Monday, October 23, 2017

North 40 from the sky

Went out to play with Maverick again this morning.  The graders are out now leveling for roads.


YouTube Link:  North 40

More from this week

I suspect that the tennis players will appreciate the work that Tom Williams and this crew of volunteers has done to clean up the summer dust from their nice courts.






Our landscape crew is working hard to plant all our beautiful flowers.



Always a cheerful smile to say hello.


Whoops..........a new speed sign has been introduced on Cole Circle to remind folks to slow down.  The car in front of us was doing well at 13.


Our golf cart clocked us at 11.


There is still LOTS of heavy work to be done before our new buildings are ready.  Please be patient and understanding as these are some massive construction projects.



Inside the ballroom.


Wall board is going up.



Street resurfacing and line painting taking place.



Sewing room still under renovation.



Pro shop has color on the outside now.



Lots of digging and tunnels in the area to run sewer, electric, and water to the building.



Block walls going up around the bistro expansion.



Again.......always a cheerful smile and friendly wave from hard working crews.


The Activity Office is now open for business.  Say hello to Ashley!


Shirley Beck, Becky Andrews, and I went to see the movie "Only the Brave" about the 19 hotshot firefighters who lost their lives at the fire in Prescott a few years ago.  It's a true tribute.

We had to sneak in a selfie to send to friends who weren't able to go with us that morning.  (Hi Julie!!)


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MOUSE TAILS:

Don and Mouse were having a serious discussion over who is allowed to sit at the kitchen table.



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Ballroom Plus


Ahoy!  The pro shop has its first coat of color!!


Today was busy with a big crew "mudding" the ballroom.



I think the worst part is for the poor guy who loads the mixer.  He sprays in water to keep the dust down....


but every time he dumps a bag, this big cloud of dust erupts.  Good thing he wears a strong mask.


Thank you to Dick Rietz again as he alerted me to the mudding process and was there to take a video for you.


Video from Dick's YouTube account.



Work continues at the sewing room to connect sewer and electric lines.




Still lots of work happening at the north 40.

Miles and miles of underground pipes.



After all the ditches get buried, they'll start grading and getting ready for streets and curbs.
Sounds like Don better get the Maverick charged up for some overhead shots.



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MOUSE TAILS:

Mouse is resting peacefully tonight.  Chasing from window to window to follow the hummingbird is very tiring.




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Flowers arriving!

It's always exciting to see the first truckload of flowers arrive each fall.  It's proof positive that we're truly getting ready for "the season".  





We're always happy to see the flowers arrive but I wonder how our landscapers feel about it as it means hours of back and knee pain while they plant them all.  Anyway........we thank them for the pretty flower gardens we get to enjoy.



I want some of these yellow ones as they truly attract the butterflies!



Palm Park is turning green.


It looks so inviting to run barefoot through the mist of sprinklers.


The pull through area is busy this morning.


If you plan to have your RV or your park model washed before you arrive, I highly recommending making an appointment NOW as everyone of our vendors are busy around the park these days.


This crew is digging a path to the bistro and pro shop to run more underground lines.



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MOUSE TAILS:

We bought this really nice luxurious cat bed for our dear Mouse.
Notice that it still remains empty and unused.


Here's where I found him sleeping this morning.  
Nothing like napping in the litter box!!

I think our cat needs a psychiatrist.