Seems like I’ve become a once or twice a week blogger since I’ve arrived at my winter home base. It’s been a transition time for me after nine and a half years of volunteering at various wildlife refuges. It’s not as exciting, but I’ve reached a stage in my life where I’m enjoying not having the commitments to deal with.
Tonight’s pics are the rest of the ‘closeup’ photos I took to the Photo Bug meeting this morning.
There’s an Annual Meeting of the park members coming up soon, and I’ve made sure to go to all the meetings of the candidates running for the Board of Directors. It’s pretty calm compared to the upcoming national elections, but there’s definitely one candidate I won’t vote for… a little too swell-headed for my tastes.
I also went to a Budget and Ballot Issues forum this week. I needed further clarification on one of the issues before voting. It concerned what happens to your rig and belongings if, as a member, you die. The proposal is to allow the heirs 28 days to remove all belongings from the site. I believe it now stands at seven days, and I just can’t imagine my kids being able to take care of things in that short amount of time should that happen to me. I will vote yes on that proposal. Right now, I could add one of them as a member so they would have unlimited time to remove belongings as long as they paid the monthly maintenance fee, but the rule is a second member has to be at least 45 years old. Guess I’ll have to hang on a few more years before I can do that.
Wasn’t really happy with this closeup, but it is what it is.
On Wednesday, Sue and Mo and pipsqueak Mattie came for a visit. We had an excellent visit, and Emma and Mattie pretty much wore each other out. I can’t believe I didn’t take any pictures, but I didn’t. At one point, Sue asked me something along the lines of whether I was content with not volunteering. Without hesitation, I immediately answered yes. My response kind of took me by surprise, but it’s true. I guess I’ll just see what happens in the future.
Ha ha! This pic kind of took the group by surprise. You know who is the smiling model.
The theme for the next Photo Bugs meeting is ‘humor’. I don’t know what I’m going to do with that, but for sure I’m thinking I can certainly come up with something for “The End” of my group of photos.
I hope a good many of you enjoy your time at the Blogger Fest tomorrow in Quartzite. I won’t be making it there this year. I think I’ll go down to the range and practice shooting for a while.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy