As I sit here with y'all, there are Hummingbirds 20 inches away outside our window on the Hummingbird feeder. Too cool!
Debbie was back in the Cafe today. Our team was short handed today and one consequence was that Debbie had to work the cafe solo. Normally the Cafe is manned by 2 or 3 people. Solo included no lunch and no breaks. The Cafe is not consistently busy so there are plenty of opportunities to be idle. Not surprisingly though, Debbie managed the responsibility stoically but it was still a bum deal. I was at the helicopter. The helicopter was real but it's been chopped to serve as sort of a helicopter simulator ride. It's as if you're in a helicopter to fight a forest fire. The "ride" is a bit tame but generally well received especially by the young children. My job was to say "Hi" and push a button to start the ride. I also operated a remote to show a historical movie about the origin of the Cradle. Frankly, the day was too slow for my liking but I recognize that I must take the good with the bad. The fact is there is nothing bad about what we're doing. I was saying to Debbie recently that certainly there may be a blemish or two here but what experience is perfect. We remain focused on the big picture which is the full timing lifestyle.
|Duane performing helicopter duties|
The hummingbirds are still with us!