Building bridges

Some of the churches in Door County have banded together to help the foreign students that come here to work in the summer.  The students don’t generally have a car and are unable to get around to places they might like to see and things they would enjoy doing.  They generally live at their work site and that’s about all they get to see.  The church program is called Bridges and they offer bi-weekly activities, English lessons, and they match the students up with Christian families who do things with them. Continue reading

Jacksonport

My son and daughter-in-law are here to visit for a couple days.  This morning they came to see the house and the yard.  Sarah is good at identifying plants and she says she thinks I have grapes and golden raspberries in my yard.  She recommended we wait to see whether they are before we consider pulling them out. Continue reading

House dedication

Today was the Big Day we’ve been working toward.  We got up this morning and took the bedding off the hide-a-bed we’ve been sleeping on in the living room and turned it back into a couch.  We cleaned and prepared food and got ready for people to come to our house dedication which we had told everyone would start at 2:00.  Our first guests arrived at 2:45. Continue reading

End of season staff party

Today all the campers were supposed to be out of here by noon.  Mark and I needed to gather up any of the liquids we worked with that might freeze and put them in the heated garage.  We also needed to do one last wipe-down, not a full cleaning, so that the bathrooms would be okay for the winter.  Around 3:00 a couple people came in while we were working.  Other than them, the campground was almost like a ghost town.  Basically only the staff was here. Continue reading

By request of Judy!

The president of my Wisconsin fan club, Judy Boldt, was after me today for not writing anything since my bicycle accident, so I’m dedicating this post to her!  This may be a bit of a mish-mash because I can’t quite decide which of several things to write about, but here goes: Continue reading