WOODY’S WORD 27th June 2013

Posted: June 28 2013

‘Failure is the key to success. Each mistake teaches us something new’ MORIHEI UESHIBA

One of the few things we have no control over up here in the North Woods is the weather. She – Mother Nature – has been playing with us these past couple of days. The storms she brings, the power she knocks out and the internet that she won’t allow us to use. What I’m trying to say is that I was unable to write last night as there was no internet connection, and nothing I could do about it. Computers and the internet are great when they work, but such is the reliance we have placed upon them that we are rendered almost impotent when they don’t work. I sometimes yearn for days of yore when things were simpler and there was less to go wrong. But back then we would not have been able to write this Word in this way, so maybe technology is not so bad after all.

We had another great North Woods day today. We spent the morning in Prime Time where the boys could choose what to do and with whom they wanted to do it. This is a great opportunity to create a tailor-made schedule with all the things you like to do. Everyone was busy and we got a lot done.

This afternoon we had to punt as another storm rolled in just after lunch. We were hoping it would be gone by the end of rest period, but it persisted a little longer than Accuweather had led us to believe, so we gathered in Wasserman Hall for a brief meeting while we readied the mess hall for, Name That Tune. We managed 20 songs before the sun came out and we got back out on the fields and courts.

We always have plenty of Plan Bs in the event of inclement weather, so we will never get caught with our proverbial pants down.

This evening – and for the second night running – we had a social. This time we were at home with the ladies from Chippewa Ranch Camp. We set up the ‘disco studio’ in the mess hall as rain threatened (but never came) and everyone had a great time.

And so ended another day as we sang Taps around the flag pole as the last of the girls departed. Your boys are doing both you and us credit right now, as they learn how to play sports and live life.

We are all doing well, as we hope you are too, so safely rest.

Goodnight everybody.

As ever…WOODY!

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