Monday, 25 March 2013

And the countdown begins...

By Andre Smith

So since my last blog, I’ve been completely absorbed in work as it’s been one of our busiest times of the season. However, the season is starting to wind down and we’re just a few weeks away from Easter, the end of the winter season in Florida.

This weekend has been super busy with an even more grueling week ahead. Tomorrow is one of the biggest events that almost every Florida club hosts… that is Passover. We’re expecting about 450 people to come for dinner, but some of the bigger country clubs like Boca West, Polo and Woodfield will serve between 1200 to 1500 people for dinner. Whew! That is a lot!
The setup is huge and the service is fast. So looking forward to a busy day.

Something I am looking forward to is our end of season event for the members. The theme is Wizard of Oz. There are some very funny crazy ideas going around as we brainstorm and plan this extravaganza. There will be some pics to follow…

The weather is starting to heat up. The past few days, well since the start of spring have been very hot and humid. Our average nighttime temp is about 24°C and day time around 32°C with high humidity. It definitely takes some getting used to. I’ve got a feeling that the summer is going to be brutal.
Also, going on at the moment is the search for my own apartment. I’ve been on the lookout and have narrowed the search down to two finalists. The downside is that both communities are full and there is no availability at this time. As I mentioned in a previous blog, it is very hard to find a great apartment, since the economic collapse of 2008 more people have opted to rent than purchase a new home, therefore the demand exceeds the supply. I am hoping to hear some good news at the beginning of April whether I’m in, so hold thumbs.
So the next few weeks will see the season start to wind down and everyone is getting ready to start their new adventure… going up north for the summer, going back to South Africa or starting a life in a new country. I look forward to sharing the next part of my adventure and hope that if you are reading this and wondering whether you should take the leap and apply to come work in the US for six months… I would highly recommend it as I never guessed that I would be doing what I m doing now and living in the USA and Florida of all places. Who knows were this opportunity will take you…

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