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Monday, February 9, 2015

Eyeball Deep

Sometimes workamping can keep you so busy with tedious details, you feel you are eyeball deep in work and can’t keep up.  Not every task is glamorous and sexy, but it still is very important.

We’ve been working on the COE’s Water Safety Program.  Last year over 6000 students in schools surrounding Thurmond Lake went through the program, it was very successful.  Marti and I, with a couple of other workampers have been updating the program, designing and putting together new flyers and delivering them to the local schools. 

Soon we’ll be training some new workampers on how to conduct the actual sessions with the kids and we’re looking forward to the return of a couple of seasoned hands, Mike and Terri, who were a major part of the success of last year’s program.  


Speaking of eyeballs, tomorrow I have surgery scheduled for a cataract removal on my left eye.  Hopefully, it will go smoothly this time, unlike the “fun” I had on my right eye, with complications causing two further surgeries for a retina detachment.  I want to see clearly to enjoy the sunsets where we’re staying at the Volunteer Village.



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  1. Wishing you a successful surgery and perfect vision. I still have my cataracts. I think I need your doctor to insist they come off so I can see again.

    1. Well darn, totally forgot to mention we spent the day with Mike and Terri and your name came up at dinner. Were your ears burning???

  2. Good luck with your surgery!..hope the recovery is an easy one this time round.

  3. Good luck with the cataract removal!!! It's got to go better than the last one.

    See you soon.

  4. We sent Murphy on a vacation so your cataract surgery should go much better this time!! Take care and do as Marti says;o))

  5. Prayers coming your way for a successful surgery!

  6. Good luck with the surgery, Paul...we want to keep seeing those great sunset photos too!

  7. I'm a little late but hope your surgery went well and that your recovery is short!

  8. I'm late too. So hoping you are seeing much better today.