Monday, February 23, 2009

A February Day in the Life

What a busy day! It started with a great massage, thanks to Tracy Plaut. Then I booked two rooms for the summer, one through email and one by phone, always a mood-booster for an innkeeper during a recession. After lunch, I took Sven with me to a meeting organized by Megan Amsler of Cape & Islands Self Reliance. We were disappointed to see her winterization seminar had only drawn one other person. While I already knew most of the information provided, I was glad to support the initiative and came away determined to unplug all our energy-hogging appliances. During the afternoon, I continued reading Elizabeth McCracken’s first novel, The Giant’s House, which takes place on Cape Cod. Then, it was off to another meeting, the CEDC this time. First we listened to Sarah Robin, owner of the Flying Fish and a recent member of the Wellfleet Chamber board. Sarah emphasized that she could not speak for the Chamber of Commerce. Chair Paul Pilcher expressed our concerns, and she offered to relay them to board members of longer standing. It was agreed that Sam Bradford and Alex Hay would attend the next Chamber meeting this Tuesday. Then Dr. Roberta Berrien, CEO of Outer Cape Health, and lawyer Bruce Bierhans spoke about plans for the expansion of this valuable health facility and the possible relocation away from Route 6. We examined ways we could cooperate to achieve our mutual goal of improving the quality of life for the residents of Wellfleet.