EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

June 22, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ

Source:  Arizona Public Media
Monsoon Season June 15 to September 15

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Santa Cruz Hospital Needs More Homemade Masks
The recent Green Valley Council Weekly newsletter carried this request for masks for the hospital...
With the COVID-19 virus surging, our hospital needs 300 homemade comfort masks for its non-caregiving employees. The comfort masks free up the certified masks for use by those who do patient care. If you have some available, please contact the hospital for delivery instructions. The seamstresses of Green Valley stepped up before, please step up again!
The general number for the hospital is 
(520) 393-4700.
The Department of Homeland Security has put out a recommendation for  decontaminating N95 masks using the moist heat of a home multicooker.
EE Parking Rule
At the request of homeowners, the EEHOA Board has issued a Resolution to clarify restrictions on parking on residential property as referenced in the CC&R's Section 9.2.  It is similar to the resolution recently passed for parking in Common Areas.  In short, no vehicle of any kind or description may be parked on any property for any length of time. The only exception is on paved driveways, as originally constructed between the garage and the sidewalk.  If there are any questions, please contact a board member.  
Tall Palms...Last Call!
Just one more week to do the Tall Palms Trimming thing!  Get them trimmed now, before June 30, for $70/tree from Monstrosity Service, 520-230-7131, or let the EEHOA do it later for $80/tree.  Seeing quite a few of those carrot top trees in the neighborhood, so thanks to everyone that has had it done.  Let Cyndie Alto know, 509-881-7569, if you have questions.
It's a small world....Ironically, two EE residents and 1966 Harbor Springs High School, MI, graduates are having cataract surgery at about the same time.  Kevin Welsh has had one eye done and the other eye is coming up soon.  Hugh Rhine just finished with his second eye.  "They can see clearly's gonna be a bright, bright sun shiny day!"

Caring Connections is where we  share news about EE neighbors who are experiencing serious health issues, a difficult life event , or other information about the neighborhood,  so neighbors can connect and offer a hand or send a message of cheer.   I f   you know of a situation or would like to inform neighbors about your own situation, please contact Judy Hayes at 720-201-9260,, with the information and any special requests or needs.   MMM will follow up with the affected parties to obtain approval to mention it in the newsletter.
Source:  Pickles
Source:I'm Not Right In the Head
Source: Grandmas Old And Crabby
Larry Ogren, EE neighbor, shared these great jokes. Thanks Larry!
- All these people are worrying about a baby boom in the next nine months. Two days of homeschooling should nip that right in the bud!  
- All I can think about now when I'm watching any TV show or movie is how everyone is standing WAY too close. 
- The Department of Health is looking to hire couples married seven years or more to educate people on social distancing. 
- Quarantine Day 16. I've started taking calls from telemarketers. Some of them are actually quite nice. Jane Marie from Superior Life Insurance has a new baby. 
- Grocery shopping has become a real life version of Pac-Man. Avoid everyone, get the fruit, and take any route possible to avoid contact. 
- So we don't go to restaurants, kids aren't signed up for anything, and we just stayed home for Spring Break? Sounds like my childhood. 
- This is like being 16 again. Gas is cheap and I'm grounded. Geez. 
- My spouse and I play this fun game during quarantine. It's called, "Why Are You Doing It That Way?" There are no winners! 
- Can't wait until this is over so I can go back to social distancing on my own terms. 
- Just bought six pounds of cheese. Won't need toilet paper now. 
- My car probably thinks I died.
 - I'm getting three weeks to the gallon in my car now.
- If your parents are over 60 and want to go out .. FORBID THEM! If they complain and say, "But everyone else is doing it", tell them, "You're not everyone." IT'S PAYBACK TIME! 
- Hormel Foods made their first batch of SPAM in 1937. With everyone out shopping and hoarding food, they have announced they will be making their second batch later this week. 
- If you believe that the Yankees will be playing in two weeks, raise your right hand. Now slap yourself with it. 
- Due to my isolation, I finished three books yesterday. And believe me, that's a lot of coloring!

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Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
Say It With Barbecue
By Cynthia Surprise

The Green Valley flood of 1983 (see Periodico October 2011) wreaked havoc in Esperanza Estates, and the aftermath left residents exhausted. When the rebuilding and restoring was finished, a party was in order to thank the volunteers who had donated many hours to the effort and to show EE's appreciation to Cyprus Pima Mine for donating tons of rock to fill in the arroyos.

By popular demand, the celebration took the form of a barbecue. Keep in mind this was in the early days of EE and long before the Ramada was built. Resident Bill Milne built a 6 ft. by 2 ft. by 3 ft pit in his side yard at 1210 Circulo del Norte and gathered mesquite wood. Then he and resident Clay Crawford went to a meat wholesaler and purchased 140 pounds of roasts. The meat was prepared by putting a roast on a piece of cotton cloth. It was sprinkled with spices, tenderizer, and onion slices and then another roast was placed on top. More spices and more meat were added until five or six roasts were stacked together. The cloth was folded over the meat and it was placed in a burlap bag. Then the next stack of roasts was prepared.

At 8:00 p.m., half the roasts were placed in six inches of red coals in the pit, planks were laid on top, and the pit was then covered with a foot of dirt. The pit was opened at 8:00 a.m. the next morning and the aromatic bags of meat were removed and put in the refrigerator of an empty house next door. The process was repeated with the second group of roasts. When the meat was finished roasting, five volunteers  shredded it and it was again refrigerated until the party.  A volunteer crew brought a couple of truckloads of tables and chairs borrowed from a local church, and  serving tables were set up in the carport of Milne's home. The meat was reheated and a huge amount of other foods were arranged on platters.
Over 40 volunteers were involved in preparing for the celebration, and approximately 250 residents showed up for EE's first testimonial dinner.

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