Source: ABC Blog The waiting is the hardest partEvery day you get one more yardYou take it on faith, you take it to the heartThe waiting is the hardest part Tom Petty -- "The Waiting" As I write this, there's a hurricane named Ian out in the Atlantic approaching the Gulf of Mexico. It's also … Continue reading The Waiting
Sources: Globest BayNews9 Oh, the choices, the choices. As I write this, plans are all set re-open Disney World this weekend. This is happening as Florida is suffering from an increase in COVID-19 infections. As you might recall, our state was one of the early pioneers to re-open its economy back in late April. While … Continue reading Hmmm… Grocery Store or the Magic Kingdom?
River at Tampa Bay Church Source: Tampa Bay Times After resisting earlier calls to enact a stay-at-home order, the governor here in Florida finally issued one earlier this week. It mirrors those of other states, allowing citizens to go out to grocery stores, visit a healthcare provider, fill up a car at a gas station, … Continue reading Continued Idle Thoughts: Come Pray With Us in Florida!
Ah, yes, fall. Sweaters at the ready, school busses on the roads, pigs flying¹, and an early frost is on the pumpkin. Okay, the pumpkin part is merely poetic license. It's 75 degrees outside right now as I sit here typing. Still, it's fall here in Florida. The leaves on some of the trees have … Continue reading Autumn Changes
Four days short of our one-year anniversary of retiring to Florida, we are getting to experience the first brush of what makes the residents here such hearty souls -- a possible hurricane scare. I say possible because no one actually knows what will happen. Tropical Storm Erika has already been responsible for destructive flooding in Dominica with … Continue reading Candles, Flashlights and Pink Floyd: Hurricane Preparedness For Novices
Snowbirds are now flying back to their northern nests. This means that we have survived our very first invasion. We noticed the change almost immediately as soon as April 1st arrived, with the entrance and circular road of our community being much less hectic. As the Easter and Passover holidays both started and ended, we also … Continue reading The ‘Season’ is Over
Recently Gorgeous had a reading with a client who lives in London. When the session ended, she told the woman how lucky she is to live in such a beautiful and wonderful city. The client saw things differently, though: "What's so lucky?," she asked. "It does nothing but rain here!" True enough. It does rain … Continue reading How Can You Live There?
After nearly seven months, we are still undergoing a bit of culture shock with the driving habits of Floridians. To put it mildly, the roads and highways here are a bit like the prairies of the wild, wild west. I'm now so used to being followed within an inch or two by other cars that I'm … Continue reading Honk or I’ll Shoot!
It was a dark and stormy night... Oh, who am I kidding? Better to leave the fiction writing for those best suited to it. Nevertheless it was dark, rainy, and overcast earlier today. This made for a good opportunity to put on our rain coats for a walk and see some wildlife. Since moving to … Continue reading Anticipatory Rewards