Thursday, August 13, 2009

new police station

The front windows have Venetian blinds. You will notice on the one window that the Venetian blind is pulled up about a third of the way. This is done so that our cat Tammy can lie on the window ledge inside the house and watch the world go by in air conditioned comfort. I sometimes wonder what the feral cats think when they see her pampered lifestyle. I bet that they get jealous. Maybe they might gang up on her at night and beat her up. No, they can’t. We bring her into the house each day around 5:00 while the sun is still high in the sky and then we don’t let her out again until morning. So that keeps her safe from any marauding bully tomcats. She lives a protected life in the house and only goes out during the daylight hours.

Today we went to the open house for the grand opening of the new police building of the Ocoee police department. We got a guided tour through the facility with a police officer explaining everything. Then it was on to the food. They had both hot dogs and hamburgers. I had one of each. The hot dogs were “foot long” and the hamburgers were thick and had a charred flavor from the barbeque grill. They had innumerable sides consisting of baked beans, of course, and macaroni salad, cole slaw, egg potato salad, regular potato salad, small individual bags of potato chips, etc. And of course there was a huge celebratory sheet cake commemorating the new police building. And the icing on the cake had to be at nearly 1” thick. It was all excellent. They also gave both Mary and I a commemorative coin of the event.

We each also got a raffle ticket for a prize drawing. We will have to see whether or not we win. We had a good time and all of the policemen and employees of the police department were very courteous. During our lunch we talked for a while with the police Chaplin. He is a volunteer and has a church in Ocoee. We had a pleasant discussion on religion. We were glad to get home and into the air conditioned house out of the afternoon heat.

Today we will be going to the Orlando science museum to see their omni film presentation of an African adventure of an individuals trip to Mecca in their planetarium type dome theater. It should be pretty good. The previews showed the great desert and the camels, etc. We are still members of the science museum and so the show will be free as well as the parking in the parking garage. I don’t know why but for some reason I just like the sound of that word “free”. Have a good day. Lew

1 comment:

seaside said...

Bella Lugosi as I remember.Sounds like you had a fun time at the Grand Opening. I hope you have lots of fun today and stay cool.