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Tallahassee Area Mensa a local chapter of the High IQ Society, American Mensa. The Tallahassee area serves Florida from the Apalachicola River east through Taylor County including part of Madison County and even a bit of Dixie County. Our area is also the only area in all of Florida, Region 10 of American Mensa, to include a portion of Georgia. For a full view of the area we cover, visit our map.

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Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!

Welcome September! The Sulphur butterflies are back, as are the love bugs, the berries on the poke plant and elderberry are turning dark, banana spiders are spinning their golden webs, fall migration is well underway for the birds (and an unhappy surprise awaits them if they were planning on a meal break on Grand Isle, Louisiana, and the beauty berries are ripening. Our afternoon temperatures are still in the summertime range, but the coming Labor Day Weekend promises drier air and much cooler mornings. I'm good with that!

My friend Don is coming down from Atlanta for a visit, so we both got Covid tests just to be sure everything was good (it is) and he will help me with my latest house project. I have demolished the gigantic workbench (6' in both directions out from the corner) that my ex built back in the 80s. If you have need of some pressure treated lumber, it is available. And I am reclaiming that part of the porch for something other than a horizontal surface that just caught and held junk. The workbench is already gone, much of the junk is already gone, and I have painted the wall that was behind the bench and had not been painted since the early 80s. That was some seriously dry wood!! I hope to have that project completed this weekend.

This is an election year, and the ballot will be put out in a coming issue. We will have both paper and electronic voting again. If you are interested in running for any of the positions (Local Secretary, Vice-Local Secretary, or Treasurer), please make your desire known so your name can be placed on the ballot. If you are content with the current slate of officers, please let them know. This organization runs on the time and labors of volunteers. I'm sure the people keeping our local group up and running would appreciate your thanks, as that is the only payment ever received.

I know that some of you out there are coping with the Delta virus, even with having been vaccinated. I wish all of you a speedy and complete recovery with no lingering after-effects or long-term consequences. Everyone please be careful. The numbers of people infected and hospitalized are absolutely staggering.

Work has gotten challenging. My new supervisor has never been a supervisor before and the skill set is not innate in them. Since I have been doing the work of a unit of 4 people that no longer exists pretty much entirely by myself for over a year, they are trying to get additional people in to take over some of what I do. My retirement date is only 18 months away and training someone takes time. So far all of their attempts have failed and at this point I'm uncertain if there will be anyone who can step in and do what I do in a year and a half. I sure am looking forward to it not being my problem anymore, though!

As of this writing, our monthly dinner gathering is planned for another outside-eating venue. The movie event is up in the air, tentatively scheduled for the last Saturday of the month, but only time will tell what happens with the virus and if we can hold it or not. In the meantime, stay safe!

Robin

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