While last week’s powwow ran well, one of the reasons it does so is our ongoing efforts at evaluation and improvement. We don’t have any control over the weather, but we do have much to do with all the other aspects. The wrap up meeting took far longer than previous planning meetings. We heard suggestions ranging from better identification of the homes open for tours to organizing dancers for the Grand Entry, to better strategic placing of porta-potties!
We had planned a mentor roller-skating outing to nearby Platte. But the prairie winds were in full force, and with 60 mph gusts the school districts cautioned against taking busses out on the open road. Staying home may have saved me from another kind of danger, since my roller-skating prowess was shaky even when I was young. Instead, we gathered in the Rec Center for a quieter, yet still fun, game night. I taught Robert how to play Scrabble. We didn’t keep score and I just tried to put out longer words that would make it easier for him to build upon.