Saturday, June 27, 2015
This week to help out the elderly, I cleaned the Birch Street Nursing Home's wheelchair-accessible van. I had a hard time reaching the top of it with the sponge, but that ended up being more fun than cleaning the inside. It was really hot in there, and the vacuum cleaner only added to the heat. But afterward a nurse offered me a glass of tomato juice that one of the patients didn't want.
Friday, June 26, 2015
I drove the ice cream truck out to a few nearby playgrounds this week. Business was steady, and there was some indication of what will be the most popular flavors this summer. So I'm going to stock up on those flavors, with an eye on the fourth of July weekend. I also plan to purchase a string of red, white and blue lights for the truck, and some sparklers to give to the most deserving children. I'm already excited thinking about next weekend.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
This week to help out the elderly, I took the mid-day meals to the patients at the Birch Street Nursing Home, leaving the trays just outside their doors. It took me quite a while because I could only carry one tray at a time. I really could have used Allie’s help. But so far she hasn’t shown up to assist me. I think it’s unfair since it was Allie who painted the hamster in the first place.
Friday, June 19, 2015
The traveling massage parlor made this past winter enjoyable, and surprisingly profitable. So when the warm weather arrived, I had an important decision to make: whether to keep the truck as a traveling massage parlor or to return the vehicle to its former glory as an ice cream truck, as I'd originally planned. In the end, I decided on the latter, and this week I took the ice cream truck out for its first run of the new season. This year I remembered to stock up on ice cream before heading out.
Kids, if your parents give you money to go to the movies this summer, take that money and come visit me at my ice cream truck instead. Ice cream costs only a fraction of what a movie costs these days, so you'll come out ahead, and we'll all have a fun time. I hope to see as many of you as possible this summer.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
This week to help out the elderly, I assisted with the maintenance at the Birch Street Nursing Home. First I tightened all the bolts on the wheelchairs. Then I replaced the dead light bulbs in the pantry and basement.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
This week to help out the elderly, I dyed Mrs. Geffner's hair. The blue had been fading, and her white roots were showing. I thought this would mark the end of my community service at the Birch Street Nursing Home, since I received my report card this week, but on my way out, the nurses told me they'd have more for me to do next week.