Today is our last day of RV park duty for the summer. It’s also one of the last weeks of camp activity at the lodge. The weather is cooler and the evenings are shorter. The volunteers are gathering for a campfire this evening as the Kansas contingent will be pulling out this week, Chuck and Mavis Parnell on Wednesday and us on Thursday.
The swimming pool building is nearly completed from the outside. There is still an immense amount of work to be done inside before the pool will be be usable again, but the building is looking good!
The RV park office is complete and painted. We even have Wifi available for the volunteers again. It’s hard to remember that a few years ago all the things the camp hosts need were in a tub that we passed back and forth when we went off duty. It is a very attractive and useful building.
In other parts of the country, our family is affected by school starting. Avery told us about the fall college schedule in Georgia and Ben and Bailey moved into their dorms at Friends University this week.
Heidi and Tim are down to one chick in the nest and Jadelyn started 8th grade this week, as well. This is the first time ever for them to have just one child in the house. With the twins, there were always two. Now there’s no one else to pick on! The traditional first day of school picture on the front porch is down to one.
The other exciting news is that even though Marc and Jordan are learning to function through exhaustion, their home now is full of baby sounds. Jordan says she’s found out that she probably won’t get to drink her coffee hot or eat her cereal crisp for a long time! This is probably my favorite picture, Grandad Tim getting acquainted with his first granddaughter. It looks like he has her talking back already!
We had a phone care plan meeting for Raymond this week. Everyone there is gearing up to help him meet his goal, which is to GET OUT OF THE NURSING HOME! We sure hope his strength builds quickly so that can happen.
After picking up trash and cleaning the bathrooms one more time this evening, we’ll hand over the camp host baton for the season. I’m helping with camp laundry Monday and Tuesday and by Thursday we’ll be ready to hitch the Escape to Liberty and head down the mountain. This summer is just about in the bag.