Hunky Husband and I spent a busy week in Omaha NE in meetings with 63 of our fellow volunteers (49 of us are in the photo, below). Correction: Most (perhaps 75%) of the people in the photo are employees!!
We had been home from Omaha for only a couple of days when HH called me at the office to tell me that he was preparing to drive to Peoria IL where he spent about 10 days on assignment.
There hasn't been a day this week during which I didn't have a meeting of some kind or another. Today, it was the funeral of a guy whom we've known for nearly 60 years, who built two houses for us here in Derby. One of his daughters was dearest friend to Dudette during their high school years.
Tomorrow, I go help install smoke alarms in homes in the 67214 ZIP code. More deaths have occurred due to home fires in that ZIP code than in any other ZIP code in the state - 14 since 2008. There are approximately 8000 homes, of which we plan to hit about one-eighth. The troops will check existing smoke alarms if the residents are willing, provide and install new batteries or new smoke alarms if needed. The goal is to install at least 300 alarms.