I know it’s been a couple weeks since I have blogged. I really have not had much to say and too tired to say the things I do have to say.
Today would be a work day for both Jesse and I, but took a VTO day (voluntary time off) and Jesse did not. They have been asking everyone if they want to take time off most days. I also took the afternoon off last Wednesday. If you say you will accept VTO they put all the names in a hat and draw names.
Several work campers have left saying it’s not what they want to do. I really feel the same most of the time, but I want to stick it out.
I really don’t mind the work, we are kind of like robots and don’t have to think. It just really is a long day, DIRTY and the heat really gets to me. The warehouse is really hot and I don’t like to be hot. It doesn’t seem to bother Jesse near as much as me.
We have done a few things on our days off. We visited the Dalton Museum, not very exciting, I think Jesse enjoyed it better then I did.
The story: The gun battle between the outlaws and the forces of law and order – took place in Coffeyville, Kansas. The gun battle lasted just 12 minutes. Eight men – four robbers and four defenders – were killed, and four, one of them a bandit, was wounded in the Plaza area where this Dalton Defenders Museum is now located.
After that we took a tour of the Brown Mansion.
The main floor includes a two-story entry, living room, parlor, music room, library, solarium, dining room, billiard room, kitchen, and maid’s quarters. Five bedrooms and three full baths are on the second floor. The entire third floor is a ballroom and a full basement houses the butler’s quarters, laundry, heating system, walk-in-icebox, wine cellar, and storage rooms.
The tour took about 40 minutes and it was just the two of us on our tour so we got to ask lots of questions. Some rooms have original hand painted canvas wall coverings. Tiffany leaded-glass accents the main doorway, and a signed Tiffany chandelier in the dining room is believed to have been hung by the designer personally.
After the Hearst Castle this was like a small house.
I liked the stove.
Jesse liked the vibrating chair
This past Saturday Chuck and Kathy stopped by for one night to visit on there way to Colorado Springs. Barb Williams planned a dinner gathering at there place that was very nice.
Laura and Barb
Jesse and Bob
Kathy and Ed
Kay (our dog walker) and Chuck
Sorry John don’t know why I didn’t get your picture. It was a nice evening and being able to see Chuck and Kathy again was a bonus, thanks Barb for setting it up!
We got the sad news this week that our friend Elgin had passed on and we are sending thoughts and prayers for Cathy and their family for the strength needed to get through this time, Elgin is at peace.