Just a quick update here. There is a continuing increase of interest in OSR and the Utah OSR Land Cooperative. The process for securing building and septic system permits is well underway with the approval of some already in place. Material acquisition is taking place for those getting ready to build. The delivery and erection of the concrete batch plant, with the sand & gravel power screen, is partially completed. Sand & gravel production is expected to begin within the next couple weeks and local concrete delivery should be available shortly thereafter. We always wish things moved faster, but all, in all we are amazed at what has been and is being accomplished with all of the challenges.
The challenges that I am speaking of are those unexpected things and conditions that were not anticipated. How people handle challenges is what sets apart those that succeed and those that do not. As I work with those that have moved on to the Ranch, I am continually impressed by those that see the challenges just as something that is part of everyday life, which, in truth it is.
Moving forward, having, and working one’s plan is critical. Accomplishing something every day that will bring about the goals set requires a balance of realistic planning and implementation. Many times, we have to re-evaluate our time and budget with all that we are trying to accomplish. This is being wise in our stewardship. Failing to stay within our budget as planned is a disaster in the making. However, evaluating where one is regarding time and resources and making necessary changes is a requirement for good management.
I believe that the challenges are going to continue to increase in intensity and quantity that will make it necessary to continually adjust and compensate for the unexpected. It will always be easier to give up or try to hunker down and hope that things will return to normal. But, as many believe, times are changing and not all for the good. It is my hope and prayer that people will see and recognize the signs of the times. Then, actively pursue solutions to the challenges that face them.
Philip J. Gleason,