Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year.  

Time just keeps marching on.  It seems like it was only yesterday that there was the great concern that the world would stop turning when  the year 2000 arrived.   A friend of ours put it very nicely when he told a news reporter when she asked what his opinion was of the Year 2000 issue. He responded "It is only an issue created by a few people so that they can write volumes of books and get everyone excited about it so that their books sell!"  Such was the case.

Sandy and I are enjoying a quiet evening here in our motorhome, both of us on the computer becoming more educated about the world around us.  I read lots of news articles and Sandy searches the internet for appetizing sounding dishes that she can make while we're boondocking.   (We leave our park (with full hookups) on Tuesday with the intent to boondock (i.e. no hookups) until April.)   We may weaken a day or two between rendezvous  That is why we have a Passport America membership.

.We had a first in the park today.   A member of the park fell off of the steps of her RV and severely gashed her head.  We learned about it when the local siren sounded off.  It was then only a minute or so until about a half dozen golf carts went zipping by.   Then it was only 2 or 3 minutes until the local fire district EMS truck arrived.  The truck was guided by a local resident who met the truck at the road gate.  In another 5 minutes, the big fire truck showed up and shortly thereafter an ambulance arrived.

In summary it was very satisfying to see how the park residents responded to the emergency, since we are several miles out of town.  Some members served as traffic control, others grabbed the medical equipment and everyone converged at the accident site.   (I didn't stick around to get in the way, so I'm not sure what caused the lady to fall.)  Considering the age of the park residents, we're fortunate to have so many willing volunteers.

Again, Happy New Year.


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