In addition to the power point presentation, sheets and handbooks, we were also given tours of Expo Centre and Rexall. We have to know where the staff areas are, where to swipe in and out, and the sign-in sheets. Rexall was exhausting--it's 6 levels!! But we did get to go into the River Cree Club ( for season's ticket holders) and see those fancy doors that the Oilers come out of to get to the ice. Apparently the Oilers are the only NHL team that goes through a public area to get on the ice. We also got to sit in the Oilers' box and the penalty box!! We went back stage where the performers, bands, etc. hang out--typically Guest Services staff wouldn't be in these areas.
Meanwhile, the heat and humidity has returned and the 3/4 inch of rain we got last Thursday brought more mosquitoes!! We were just seeing some improvement because we had some days without rain or very little. I'm doing my best though to harvest the fruits and veggies. I picked a pail of peas yesterday--the 3rd picking and the last for the season. There are such beautiful tomatoes too, and I got a dish pan full of cherries from the neighbor's trees, so I'm making pie fillings, and will make some jam. I have some tiny onions from the neighbor to pickle--just enough for half a pint. I must wade out there today to see what's happening in the cucumber patch!!!
|Yum!! As my neighbor likes to say, "Peas be with you!!"|
|Tomato sauce coming up!!|