Lake Delton, WI.
65 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Increasing clouds. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
About 10:30 yesterday morning, Jim and Linda took off in CLT and headed to the Post Office to pick up their mail. They also needed a large money order or cashier's check to pay for my taxes, title transfer and registration in South Dakota, but couldn't get one because of the large amount and the fact that there was not a bank in this area that they had an account at.
To try to simplify this, I'll just say that when they called their bank back in Sioux Falls, Veronica, the lady that they always do their banking with, said that she would take care of it from there and personally deliver the check to Karen at Alternative Resources (Jim and Linda's mail forwarding service), who is helping Jim and Linda with the whole tax and registration process. She said it was only a few blocks away from her office so she'd drop it off on her way to lunch.
Now, I have to ask you, when was the last time your banker personally delivered a check for you? Is this lady great or what??? You won't get that kind of service from a big bank.
After getting all of that taken care of, Jim and Linda headed over to Market Square Cheese and bought, (what else?) some cheese and sausage to take to the reunion for snacks and sandwiches. Oh, and they both got an ice cream cone because the ice cream they sell there is some of the best around. ; )
They didn't go over to the lodge where the reunion was until about 3:30 or so because the rest of the family couldn't check in until then. When they got there, there were 5 members of the family already there and by about 7:00 there were 7 more. Today 6 more should arrive and tomorrow at least 3 more.
Some of them will be there until next Friday but some will have leave early to go to jobs or whatever.
Jim and Linda came back out here to the RV Park about 9:30, watched a little TV and then went to bed soon after the 10 O'clock news. Sometime this morning they'll head back over to the lodge and spend the day visiting and catching up.
Did you know that on July 9, 1877, the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club began its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, then an outer-suburb of London? Twenty-one amateurs showed up to compete in the Gentlemen's Singles tournament, the only event at the first Wimbledon. The winner was to take home a 25-guinea trophy.