Saturday, August 28, 2010

Full Days of August

The fire alarm went off at work the other day, which gave us a good excuse to sit outside in the sunshine while waiting for someone to come fix it. This busy bee didn't notice us at all.

It's been super busy since I last posted. Last weekend I worked part of the day at the Heart of the Aleutians Festival, a big community event with food, crafts, games for the kids, and great music by our many local talents. Rich came over to meet me for lunch and we browsed the food and craft booths...of course we had to bring home several purchases. Click here if you want to see lots of photos of small town life at its best. This is my friend Tammy arriving at the fest with her kids.

We're continuing to get things done around the house. I love these simple leaning shelves! We bought one when we first moved in and liked it so much that we ordered another one. Not the best pic with all the shadows, but that just shows you that we have lots of windows and sun shining in! I also ordered some macrame hanging plant holders and Rich has been busy drilling holes to hang the hooks for them. Does macrame remind you of the 60s and 70s? I guess it is making a comeback!

Thursday night, we stopped in at a going away party for one of the hotel staff, then on to a slideshow and discussion at the Museum. Monica, one of our young (just finished college) friends and her boyfriend Logan spent part of the summer in Tanzania putting in a rain collection water system in the village of Saadani. I'm very proud of them! Here's a video Monica made--check it out.

Unalaska's annual Women's Conference was held Saturday at the hotel, where Rich also had a very early morning preparing a lovely breakfast and scrumptious lunch for us. Topics included everything from identity theft to addictions to hormones to a panel discussion on the various cultures found in our town. We had demonstrations of (and the opportunity to participate in) activities such as Zumba and yoga and kickboxing. And I came home with lots of great door prizes. :) It's always an interesting conference and fun to get together with other women. Proceeds from the conference help pay for a mobile mammogram unit and staff to travel out here to provide services to the community, a worthwhile cause.

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