A gas can, rabbits and the end of Choir Day Camp
(This was unusual two ways: it's traditional here for the kickoff fundraiser to be a breakfast, but our candidate notes he's not really an early morning person. But being unconventional didn't seem to hurt as I've never before seen a kickoff that appeared to have 100+% attendance).
I was just about to pass the church when I remembered that Nancy B. was going to leave the weedwhacker gas can in a spot near the far end of the parking lot and traffic had been far better than anticipated (I was expecting half an hour just to pass the church, and had left a full hour to get to the winery, but I'd been on the road not quite ten minutes), so I pulled in.
First surprise: the young rabbits dodging off the drive back into the woods. A year or two ago we'd cleared out the ugly thickets the rabbits had been inhabiting, but it seems the rabbits are back. Deer and now rabbits; are they adapting to more urban locales? (Then again, a few years ago a coyote made it onto an elevator in the federal building in downtown Seattle, and young cougars have been seen in a suburban park near Microsoft.)
Second surprise: no gas can. But there are several possibilities for this.
Third surprise: Fr. Daniel was there. As he noted on the previous blog entry, the first day was tiring. I figured that after wrapping up the Choir Day Camp today with Evensong at 3 PM (instead of the usual 5:30), he would have gone home to rest. But I had completely forgotten today was St. Peter, Apostle, and at 6:00 there would be Holy Communion with a supper in the Parish Hall following at 6:45. So here was there, taking care of a few odds and ends, and kind of enjoying the sudden new quiet about the church after the past three days.
So we chatted a bit about things. Camp was a success, the girls got some good training (we'll be hearing them soon, no doubt), and Fr. Daniel has made notes for next year's camp. There was a little bit of attrition through the three days, due to holiday plans elsewhere in the country. Hmmm... maybe backing it up to the 4th of July "weekend" might not be the best thing to do.
I look forward to hearing more about the camp, and hope to have pictures soon.