Saturday, October 12, 2013

Catching Up (again)

It's October 12 and it's been another 3 months since my last blog, I need to make this more of a priority.
It's been a good summer, of course I worked at the golf course and now that it has slowed I have more time to concentrate on some projects around the house. I just purchased 8 burning bush plant that I intend to transplant up on the rock wall in the back tomorrow. Can't do it today because I had a quarterly report to the board this morning and the Huskies play the Ducks in about 2 hours.

Chris just got back from Italy, she had a great time with Carole, our neighbor. She just got back and got word that her mom had a stroke. As it is turning out, we don't think she did which is great but she's still under observation in Portland.

The dogs have been good, they have adjusted to my work schedule and enjoy being outdoors. Riley is just about ready to turn 2 years old already but thankfully, he still acts and looks like a puppy!

The neighbors are getting in the heading down south mode. Donna and Merle leave next week. We've had a great summer having dinner or drinks on numerous occasions and Thursday nights at Eagle Creek for $1 taco's.

My golf game has been amazingly consistent this summer despite not playing nearly as much as I had the year before. Got my handicap down to an 11 and it's been there for at least the past 2 months. Got some new sticks a couple of weeks ago, one of the benefits of running a golf course is the PUD the equipment vendors extend to us. Haven't got to play with them but a couple times but I like the feel.

Didn't take any vacations but I'll be heading down to Borrego in March for a month. Got a chance to play golf with Jacob twice and he was nice enough to let me win but it won't be much longer, his game is good and he continues to improve.

Ben & Matt have been extremely busy, they are buying a condo downtown Seattle, they are in California this weekend bottling their wine, they both are prospering at work, they both got promoted, Ben is flying to New York after the weekend to open a new Starbucks concept store in Manhattan (a tea store). He was also commissioned by the winery to do 3 paintings. I include them in the blog.

At work I'm in the middle of budget time, it will be interesting to see if the board will want me to continue as a salaried manager, our golf course is subsidised by the lot owners and while I'm accomplishing the goals set for me, it hasn't translated into additional revenue. Should be an interesting couple of weeks.