Thank you to everybody who left comments, sent emails, or Facebook messages expressing concern about our unwelcome visitor Friday night. We are fine, just irritated by the fact that we have so many people like that in this world, running around bothering folks who are minding their own business and don’t want to be involved in that kind of nonsense.
The weather was just about perfect yesterday, with a high temperature of about 79° and plenty of blue sky. Terry and I went down to our dock, which they have almost finished rebuilding after it was damaged in Hurricane Irma, and spent a couple of hours just hanging out enjoying the water, watching the dolphins play, and chatting with some neighbors who were also down there.
There’s always something happening on the water, from pelicans and other birds fishing, to the manatee and dolphins doing their thing, to the different boats going by. We have seen everything from kayaks and canoes to big beauties like this going past our place. Someone’s got a lot of money to spend on toys!
About 3 o’clock, Terry and I and our friend Jim Lewis went into New Smyrna Beach to have dinner at the Sea Shack, one of our favorite local restaurants. Sundays and Wednesdays are customer appreciation days, with many of their regular menu items at half price. Terry had cod, Jim had flounder, and I went with shrimp, and it was all delicious. I don’t think we’ve ever had a bad meal there.
When we were done with our dinner, we drove onto the beach and just parked and sat there for a while, watching the people playing in the sand and enjoying the sound of the surf. With full tummies, I think all three of us could have dozed off if the lifeguards had not come by announcing that it was almost 5 o’clock, the time when all vehicles have to leave the beach. The beach itself is not closed, you can still stay there as long as you want, but you do have to find someplace else to park.
Back at home, we played a few games of darts, with Terry beating Jim the first time, then him winning the next three games. As for me, I threw my regular shotgun pattern, with the darts hitting everywhere and anywhere. The only thing consistent about the way I throw darts is the fact that they are always inconsistent in where they land.
After we were done playing darts, Jim went home and Terry and I spent the rest of the evening in our recliners watching TV. A very relaxing way to end a very relaxing day.
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Congratulations Carol Zack, winner of our drawing for an audiobook on CD of The Ghost of Marlow House, the first book in my pal Bobbi Holmes’ excellent Haunting Danielle mystery series. We had 72 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Thought For The Day – The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin. – Jay Leno