It will be brutally hot in the next few days, with NW Missouri expected to see temperatures soaring into the high 90s with high humidity. This is normal during our Summer months. Hopefully, we are ready. The pool is ready, although a lot of weeds must still be cut and/or sprayed; the grass needs a good mowing; and the shop needs a good cleaning, following several small wooden box projects. But we are ready:
On a separate note:
Due to flooding of the Missouri River, the local Red Cross Chapter is helping local communities. I have been undergoing Disaster Response training, and also Shelter Operations training, to be able to pitch in as a volunteer as needed. For example, today I am headed into the local offices to prepare sandwiches, which we will drive to a location North of us to provide lunch to volunteers that are filling sand bags used to try to minimize the effects of the floods. One shelter is already operational, and another is on standby, waiting for clients displaced by the floods; as a result, I am on stand-by in the event volunteers are needed to staff the local shelter at a local high school. I will write more about my involvement with the Red Cross training classes in a future article.
Sandy and I have been helping with the busing of our granddaughters to swim team practice, and to swim meets. It has been absolutely wonderful! Tomorrow we will host some members of the swim team and their families for hot dogs, to send off one Assistant Coach and team member on a long, well-deserved trip.
We are ready!