Nothing special today – just observations
Looking at pictures and posts from home, I am so glad to be here at La Hacienda Resort in Apache Junction, Arizona. It is very comfortable, sitting here with the door open, wearing short sleeve tops and capris, no shoes or shorts. If I need a book I get on my three wheeler, ride up to the library and get a book, and can sit outside to read. I can go swimming, sit in the hot tub, get involved in as much, or as little of resort events as I wish.
Today was one such day. Every year there is a special week in February. This week is “La Hacienda Celebration 2018” We had a Luau Buffet at noon on Tuesday, paid for by the owner. That night there was a free Hawaiian show. Then on Thursday afternoon was the start of our Beach Volleyball Tournament. It has been amazing for me to see the difference in Lloyd since his surgery, January 2017, but there are no words to express how I felt seeing him playing volleyball !
I was disappointed when the national anthems were played at the start of the day. First was the American anthem, everyone standing, Americans, hands over their heart, Canadians standing with hands at their side, and for the most part singing the words. BUT when the Canadians anthem was played, I understood them not knowing the words, but could not understand why several on the floor were standing – not straight, and arms crossed. I may wrong, but to me it felt our country was not being given the respect we gave their country. I hope I was just being too sensitive.
Next we went to get groceries, and one of the specials was milk 99 cents for a half gallon! I know that was about half the normal price, but still at full price, how do the farmers survive? Because we farmed most of the time and our son-in-law still does, I am aware of how much it costs to run a dairy farm. I know it is more expensive in Canada because or regulations and restrictions, as well as we have to pay more for equipment, etc., but I just don’t understand. It sure explains why they have to use hormones and steroids to increase production. I suspect there are few successful family farms.
I am really missing all the Olympic coverage we get in Canada. As far as I can tell there is just taped coverage in the evening through the week, and coverage on 1:00 on Saturday afternoon – some live, some taped. I do keep track on the Canadian team site on FB.
Well that’s the observations or today,