Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

 As you can see in the photo above, Dave D. has been very busy at Camp Daniel, installing tongue and groove in the Trapline Lodge.  This pic is actually a few days old.  He has since finished installing in this room.
We, at Camp Daniel, are generally a very healthy bunch, but  in this past week or two, many of us have fallen to colds and such.  This has slowed progress at DJ's house.  We've also been missing Marceaux and Jen, as they have been in Minneapolis for the past week and a half, visiting with Marceaux' dad, whom flew in to have procedures done at Mayo Clinic.  Thankfully, all is going well there, and the Bury's will be back in WI this weekend.  So Tony and the guys have done what they can at DJ's.  In the photo above you can see that they removed the wall between the kitchen/dining area and the living room.  They pulled up carpet in the living room and old master bedroom.  They've moved the door that leads to DJ's room.  We've added shelving in the two closets.  This remodel is so large  that it took Tony and Karol 5 hrs at Menards to buy materials yesterday.  Of course, this is on top of many other smaller trips to the do-it-yourself stores.

Chrissy has been preparing meals for two large groups that will be on the grounds in the near future.  Today, a group of 30 will be coming from Silver Birch Ranch to work on the grounds.  They will work this afternoon and tomorrow morning.  That's 50+ people that need to be fed 4 meals.  Next weekend is the Able Church Winter Retreat.   We are expecting about the same amount for those meals.  What would we do without the  spaciousness of the Hartley House?

We are all doing preparations for camp as well.  Applications are being reworked right now.  They should be out by March 1.  Tony has been working on the theme, logo, etc.  Molly is starting a handbook that will be a wealth of information to our counselors at camp.  Karol is figuring out crafts for the summer and 2 new theme meals.  They will be a Christmas theme, (of which we haven't come up with a name for yet) and we are also bringing back a different version of a theme meal we did a few years ago.  It's a farmhouse theme.  The character will be the farmer that stars in one of our orientation videos.

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