It has been a challenging few weeks at Habitat!
We have dealt with the most snow ever in Sun Valley—120 inches in February. Obviously, this required extra time and attention and cost. The snow and the ice dams have been removed from the roofs and with somewhat warmer weather in the nighttimes; we are getting a lot of thawing. We are now watching closely for potential flooding on Trail Creek by C building and have made preliminary arrangements for sand bags.
Yesina (Jessy) who had been hired recently as an intern manager while Yaneth is on maternity leave, became ill about two weeks ago, dealing with what she thought was a stomach virus. Jessy had an auto immune condition, and when she did not seem to be getting better, they took her to the hospital in Boise. Shockingly, Jessy passed away about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Our hearts go out to Jessy’s family during this time. Under the circumstances, there will be some short-term office coverage to figure out, but we are working our way through it while we search for more permanent solutions.
Thanks to Mallory for being willing to provide Saturday coverage for the next several weeks.
Yaneth’s baby boy is due any day now, but she will not be available to work for at least several weeks after.
On Friday morning, I slipped on some “invisible” ice and hit my head hard on the asphalt. I had another ambulance ride to the emergency room in Ketchum and seven staples to close the wound. A CAT scan revealed some brain bleeding. I was flown to the hospital in Idaho Falls where they have a strong neuro-surgery department. I was released Saturday morning with instructions to “take it easy” and not drive my car for thirty days, which really cramps my style.
So, its been an eventful couple of weeks including some very real sadness at Jessy’s shocking death. But with Matt’s help on site, and the help of many other caring people, we are continuing to carry on with the business of serving our Habitat owners and guests.
Thanks for your understanding and patience.