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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.

Interested in joining Mensa? The only qualification for membership is a score at or above the 98th percentile on an approved IQ test. There are two different ways you can join. One is by submitting evidence of scores from any of a number of approved intelligence tests that you have already taken, or you can take the Mensa Admission Test. For more information about qualifying to join, visit the Join Mensa page.

Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!

October has arrived and summer is slowly but surely releasing its grip on us. I am turning my attention to winterizing my porch for the coming cooler weather. I bought a double roll of 40-gauge marine vinyl, which is wonderfully clear, and I am making wood framed panels of it to mount on the back-porch screens. For years I have hung 3 or 4 layers of shower curtains, which worked okay, but tended to blow free, gap, and tear easily. This stuff is easily as thick as a credit card and heavy! The panels will stay tight because they are held in place with clips. I anticipate I will be able to use the back porch even when the weather is chilly because the panels will give it a greenhouse effect. I am looking forward to sitting out there on the cool days and enjoying the space. Nothing like a warm sunny spot on a chilly day.

My roof repair has now been postponed twice and as of the last communication with them, they are so far behind due to all the rain they don't have a tentative date for me yet. I know it will happen eventually. With Sally dumping twelve inches of rain on my house in only 2 days, I was sure grateful for that big blue tarp!

A new option is coming for testing, although it is not yet in place yet. The admission tests will be made available a testing centers all over the country. The cost will be more than doing the tests with a local group and the proctor, but there will be advantages in easier scheduling for the candidate and removing the proctor from any virus risk while we await a vaccine. Again, this is not in place yet, but it is in the works and there will be a big announcement once it is ready for use.

I have been working on restoring the finish on my piano. A friend of mine introduced me to a product called Restor-A-Finish and I picked the one that would work with the wood of my piano. I also got the companion products Restor-A-Shine and the beeswax product that nourishes the wood. I am astonished at the difference it has made. This piano has the most beautiful grain, it always reminds me of a tiger skin, and now it is rich and lustrous again. That piano was my birthday present from my parents the year I turned 8. It has been with me a long, long time, and now it looks much younger and healthier again.

In spite of the reopening, the virus is still very present, stay safe everyone.


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