I keep hearing from people asking us if we are safe and out of harm’s way from Hurricane Florence. Thank you for your concern, and yes, we are fine. The hurricane made landfall about 550 miles north of us, so except for some high surf it was a nonevent for us. We didn’t even get much rain here at our place.
The only other effect we’ve had from the hurricane is that it’s been very hot the last couple of days. Not that it hasn’t been hot all along, but over the weekend we saw temps in the mid-90s, with a heat index of over 100°. The weatherman says that’s because the hurricane pulled so much moisture out of the air so it could dump it on the Carolinas. I’m not sure how that works, but I’m just glad we dodged the bullet, and we feel a lot of concern for the people that are affected by the storm. We spent a lot of time on the Carolina coast during our fulltime RVing days and it’s a place that’s dear to our hearts.
So what did we do while the storm was raging up north? Terry has been busy weaving a rug on one of her big Glamakra looms, and it’s really pretty. It uses a very thick, dense yarn and it’s taken her a while to get the feel for it. But I think the results speak for themselves. She told me she doesn’t know where it’s going to go when it’s finished, but that’s okay. For her the joy is in the creating. As for me, I don’t have her vision and I am still amazed every time I see what she can make when all she starts out with are cones of yarn.
While she was doing that, I was busy writing. I did somewhere around 2,000 to 2,500 words on Friday and Saturday on my new John Lee Quarrels book, and yesterday was a 6,155 word day. I’m getting close to wrapping this one up.
We won’t get any writing or weaving done today because I have a chiropractor appointment in the morning and then we both have doctor appointments in Daytona Beach in the afternoon. The fun just never stops. The other day I looked at our calendar and saw how many appointments we have scheduled for doctors, eye doctors, and chiropractors and I told Miss Terry that we must be getting old. Then I added that ever since we got Medicare, we seem to have fallen into poor health. Actually, a lot of it is catch-up work, because for so long Terry couldn’t get insurance due to her cancer, and because I am weaning myself away from the VA medical system and getting hooked up with civilian doctors. All that takes appointments and lab work and such, when I’d rather be home writing. Or napping. I’m pretty flexible that way.
Congratulations Carole Tibbets, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Big Lake, the first book in my Big Lake mystery series and the book that launched my career as a fiction author. We had 61 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon.
Thought For The Day – Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut and still think they are sexy.