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Just thinking…
This weekend was a busy one. As mentioned previously, this was the weekend we take our boats out of the water. On top of that, the Rotary Blood Screening was Saturday.
Saturday started out very early for me as I needed to be at the Hospital before 6:00 a.m. The blood screening went very well. We still have three days left to complete the fall event. If you didn’t make it Saturday, you can still take advantage of the low-cost testing Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of this week between the hours of 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. Call 304-765-5193 or 304-364-1035 to reserve a time. You can pick up a from at our office or just reserve the time and then complete the paperwork and pay when you arrive at your assigned time. Remember you must fast for 12 hours before the test, for accurate results.
As soon as the blood screening was over, I headed to the lake. Our crew had already pulled one houseboat when I met them on the Bee Run approach road with the second one. We quite for the day after four houseboats and three pontoons.
Saturday evening, we traveled to Bug Ridge to celebrate Mary Hunt’s birthday. There were eighteen in attendance, mostly from our Lake family. We had a great meal and called it an early evening, due to pulling more boats on Sunday.
On Sunday, we pulled three of the bigger boats and helped some friends with theirs before heading home for a rest… OK, I admit it… and a nap. We still have the winterizing to do. And, I have a little top repair that needs to be completed before the snow flies. That can wait for another day.
On a different subject… The front-page story dealing with the Board of Education’s most recent meeting almost seems like a rerun. At least the portion that pertains to protesting masks. While I whole-hearted support anyone’s right to free speech, one area of this protest bothers be. It’s the personal criticism of Board members for being seen outside the school system without a mask. What does that have to do with students wearing them? I have not seen any board member without a mask in a school related setting. Students don’t wear masks outside the school system… why would anyone criticize board members for doing the same?
I don’t like masks… but I do think they serve a purpose… 54 of the 55 county school boards can’t all be wrong. I’m the first to say that good information is hard to come by, but our Board is following the best clinical information that is available and while I support freedom of choice, I think their decision to require masks in school is a prudent one. Let’s move on and put our collective energy to better use.

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