Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Homeward Bound

We spent the last month kitty and chicken sitting...yes, chickens! Daughter Melinda had a conference then a Baltic cruise so we kept her livestock fed, watered and happy,  Well one cat spent a month hiding in her closet but the other kitties were fine.  Had to water and feed the chickens-Chicken 1, chicken 2, chicken 3, and Anabelle.  They didnt grow enough to produce eggs so we'll had to use a grocery store.  She also has fruit trees, lemons were ready but the apples, peaches, plums, pears, avocado, raspberries, and assorted veggies were not.  Not true, I ate her cherry tomatoes as fast as they could ripen.  This farmlet is in Los Angeles, 5 minutes from Disney.  Hard to believe!
So, we headed home thru Las Vegas. Stayed at The Golden Nugget in the best room ever.  But spendy.  They charge extra for everything.  Coffee, Would you believe $15,for four cups.(inroom coffeemaker)  You want an extra bath matt?  Costs extra, WiFi, Rollaway bed, your wallet.  The buffet was a fortune for nothing special.  Found a Subway and thought we'd save a little...two 6 inch subs and a bottle of shared water...$21!!!! We did find a prime rib special for $15 a person,  It was great.  I remember the days, years and years and years ago when breakfast was $1.99, Lunch buffet 2.99, Dinner (including lobster and crab legs) $3.99 .Of course we're old.
Traffic in California was horrendous!  Never heard Jim swear so much. Vegas has gotten so price-picky don't want to go back. But the people sure were interesting to look at.  Very weird.
Home is callin me big time!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Memorial Day Ceremony

Special Memorial Day Ceremony
 on Saturday the 29th
at 11AM at the memorial flag garden.
Followed by a special make your own sandwich
 lunch in Flip Flops at 11:30
Listen to k-nude for all the details

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Birthday Potluck

Hello everyone!!! Maria here!!!

 A week from today, (May 2) I would like to start
 our first Birthday potluck for the summer months!
  So pass the word around!!!

 Want to do it for 11:30 am in flip flopz.
  I will make chicken salad sandwiches.
 We will do a byob. 
 I will make a devils food chocolate cake!
 I know Joann (6) has a birthday May 13.
  If any one else has a birthday this month let me know!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

From Mary #5:
Perhaps you may have read in Sunday’s Parade magazine of the newspaper……………….
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, one of our previous books we read and discussed at book club
has been made into a movie, starring Oprah Winfrey.
It will be on HBO this Saturday, 22nd At 8:00pm E.T., 7 pm our time.

Thanks Mary!

Monday, April 3, 2017

A New Month

What a hectic couple of weeks!  Olympic sports, theater performances, competion on and off site, a scramble to use up our cafe dollars!
Several of us have just finished the Annual Joyce Dupor Scrabble tourny, held every year with a prize of immense value.  Chocolate!
It was a nail biter til the end with a three way tie for first place (and the coveted GIANT chocolate bar) but yours truly pulled it off beating Miss Vicki by a few points and sending rival Jim to the bench.
Speaking of Mr. Jim...I am a candidate for sainthood as we've been married, as of April 1st (no joke) for 50 years.

As you travel home, or as summer permits, send your stories, pictures and updates to me so I can keep us all "in the loop". will come right to my desk and I'll make you famous!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Taxes, thus rates, are going up!

After spending years updating and improving the quality of life here at Sandpipers Resort we have had our taxes raised by as much as 11%.  To justify this increase, we would like to form a committee to oversee, and adjust and possible offer suggestions for improvements in both regulations and entertainment.  We will need supervisors to cover rule infractions and ideas for new entertainments and perks.

If you would like to participate in our future plans please come by our home, Jay & Karen lot 39. We will need face to face meetings to ensure success and commitment and privacy, so please come see us at home.

Here is a list of possible additives to improve our Sandpiper lives.
  Please let us know your preference, if any. 
1.Regulation Water Volleyball to be played daily
 7:30am til
2. Curbside trash and recycling pick up.
3. All home mowing done by staff.
4. A Field Z community garden. Experience helpful but not required.
5. Light home gardening, i.e. weeding by resort staff.
6. Home delivered meals. Chef skills not necessary.
7. On call pet sitting.
8. Chickens near the possible community garden for fresh eggs (small animal husbandry experience needed).

9. A sauna for those chilly winter days.

10. A radar gun to ensure 10 miles per hour speed limit for bikes, golf carts and cars. A background in law enforcement preferred.

Look over the list and let us know your preference or add an idea of your own, and we will try to add at least one new idea to make life at Sandpipers even sweeter.
 Come to lot 39 to confer and/or volunteer with Jay and Karen.