Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Good morning from Central Florida where it is sunny but very cold. We had to cover a few of our delicate plants! And, there is ice on the birdbath. Yikes! On TV, Good Mmorning America showed a picture of the  gulfstream with sea smoke streaming from it. That’s the coldest and 27 years. More Yikes! Brrr

Meanwell, Mark has run to the bank with a check from our insurance company. 10 days ago I deposited it via mobile banking. Everything seemed fine until yesterday when I got a notice from the bank. What the heck, why did that take 10 days?  I tried to rectify it on the phone last night and after an hour of fussing around with Bank of America we have to physically take it to the bank today. So, Mark is on his way with the check to deposit. This puts us back on our on leaving for Saint James Island.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Good morning. We’re both awake at 5 and watching Stephen Colbert; lots of belly laughs over the “raw water” skit. Why are we up so early? No idea. 

It’s cousin Elliot’s 22nd birthday ... artist and owner of DEBT, radically different art. Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ young man. 

It’s Linda’s birthday too, sadly missed. Never forgotten. πŸ’” 

Have you seen the latest fun on Facebook? Everyone’s sharing a selfie for a facial recognition app that matches you to an old museum portrait. It’s fun ... 

Well, any resemblance?

So today was my ladies luncheon at Fish Camp on Lake Eustis. We were 18 strong! It was beautiful looking over the water. The restaurant has added a shade roof on the patio, necessary for the summer months. We had a fun time ... food great and good service. ✅

Mark made a trip to the grocery store for a few weekend items. 

Then, he cooked plenty of chicken for the upcoming RV pot luck meal for Friday night. 

The first batch of (what will be) “Island Pineapple 🍍 Chicken.” 

Our tender patio plants are wrapped as it’s a possible hard freeze night ... several hours of 31F. Yikes. Hope you’re staying warm where you are. Ta Ta til the morrow. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Good afternoon! It’s been a busy one here prepping for a super long weekend of RVing at Fort Myers beach πŸ– area. 

Meanwhile, Sue and Wayne are prepping for a trip to the super RV show in Tampa. If the timing was right, we would be there too. Perhaps they’ll come over to Fort Myers Beach afterward? 

After a very busy day of packing and cleaning, Randy and Dawn came over to put a few things into the RV and have a glass of wine before we went to dinner at Plaza Guadalajara. Randy laughed as Dawn stole things into the empty drawers and cabinets. You see, he hadn’t brought any of his things yet. Silly silly boy. πŸ˜‚

At Guadalajara, Mark dropped me off at the door because I was wearing some high-heeled boots, super cute, and Randy then dropped Dawn off at the door because she was wearing some super cute jelly pops. Well, we girls strutted in and got a booth in the back and ordered our drinks. Several minutes passed. Unknown to we girls, Randy and Mark had arrived and asked where the “two girls” were seated. A waiter took them to a booth. Randy peered around the back and jumped back shocked! He said to the waiter “No no, we’re looking for 2 YOUNG girls! I thought that was my GRANDMOTHER!” 🀣 When Dawn and I heard the story we predicted some “Just for Men” in Randy and Mark’s immediate future. 🀨

Back home now it’s time for TV and a nightcap. 🍷 It was a good day. Ta Ta. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Good morning sunshine! It’s a government holiday celebrating Martin Luther King. 

Our first task of the day was to get an estimate to replace our living room laminate flooring. Yes, this is (still) hurricane damage. What the heck. Well, Mark phoned the company just before 10 ... and it seemed many employees had called in sick today. (It’s not a paid holiday.) πŸ€” So, we had to reschedule for later in the day.

Next ... we pulled the RV out for our upcoming trip to Ft. Myers Beach ... with Randy and Dawn. It’s our first Giant Recreation campout of  2018! Thursday night we do our own thing ... Friday night is a potluck dinner party, then Saturday night is a catered “Island” dinner party.  

😎🌴 🏊 🍸 

But first we had to get our rig out of its port! Today just wasn’t going to be easy! We tighter to the RVport’s stanchions than usual so Mark stacked boards so the trailer tires would roll up onto them and tilt the RV away from the stanchions so we could clear the slide covers. Well, we nearly made it. 😱 Guess we’ll be getting new canvas for our slide covers next. 🀨

At 3 o’clock Jason from Floors of Distinction arrived as promised and measured our living room area carefully. If we can get insurance for it we’ll replace with luxury vinyl plank floating floor. Although we’ve enjoyed the hardwood laminate, we’re not happy with the water damaged look. Rats. The thing is, there’s no “fixing it” once wet. 

Now it’s happy hour and Robbie’s sitting on my lap ... there’s a fire πŸ”₯ burning and wine. Life is good. πŸ‘πŸ»


In other news, Sue and Wayne are out to dinner at Bonefish Grille ... 

Randy and Dawn are running errands and buying plants for their new plant pots. πŸ₯€

Otherwise, it’s just been a lazy day around here. Ha.  I spent several hours getting listings ready for eBay. I won’t publish til we’re back from our little trip.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Good morning from sunny Central Florida. Mz BeeZee and I were up and outside at five this morning. Apparently, neither of us can switch our internal clocks from daylight savings time. Every year we ask, well I do, not so much BeeZee, why do we have to change? Why can’t Florida just stay on daylight savings time? Let’s make it happen folks!

I worked on eBay listings today while Mark built a squirrel proof bird feeder. His design has merit ... allegedly the squirrels can’t climb slick plastic!

It was quite the project ... so we shall see.

This afternoon, we went to visit aunt Jane. We will be out of town when Cliff’s memorial is on January 20. We took over a picture of Cliff and his little dog Beau-Beau that she can display at his ceremony. We were happy to hear that her daughter will be arriving on Wednesday. It was a nice visit, we drank a bottle of champagne to celebrate New Year’s with her. πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Back at home, Rod and Shay phoned to tell us all about their adventures getting involved in their new neighborhood! (Count us as surprised!) They joined pickle ball and had a blast, went to a community breakfast and tomorrow, are joining the putt putt golfing tournament! Here’s a picture of Shay practicing!

You GO GIRL ... and they have a fancy golf ⛳️ cart! Life is good. ✅

After our visit with aunt Jane and a long talk with Rod and Shay, we had dinner watching the football game in front of the fireplace. 


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Good morning. After breakfast, Mark was off to the post office with our recent eBay sales and to grocery shop. I promised to call aunt Jane and set up a time to pop in with a picture we had framed of her late fiancΓ© Cliff. 

We had a great afternoon with a lovely fire, reading and TV. Later on, Lynn and Lew invited us for a Mexican Dominoes game. We had fun, wine, eBay and politics. Well, 3 out of 4 were fun. 😱

This is Ella, a gorgeous Scottie of Bonnie and Roger’s, cousin of Belize. We wish her well finishing her championship so she can go home to Oklahoma. (I couldn’t do it; be strong BonRog.) 

We were home at 10:30 and the kids were waiting. We had fun with Lynn and Lew, good pals after 15 years as neighbors. ❤️ We are blessed as they say in the south ... and so we are. Life is good. 

Sue and Wayne had an evening at the CRYC ... which I bet was fun. There’s a cool front moving in for us all, again this week. 

Well, that was our regular day in beautiful Florida. 🌴🌝


Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2017

Good morning πŸ˜ƒ ... I was up way too early! The moon 🌝 and Mz Bee are my only company. πŸΎπŸ’• 

Today is Sue and Wayne’s 44th anniversary! πŸ₯‚πŸΎ❤️ Cheers to many, many more. They’re celebrating at home tonight with a special dinner. Happy Anniversary you two!

Last evening’s Chili 🌢 dinner at RanDawn’s was fun for the doggies too! 

Robbie was at the bar with Uncle Randy. πŸ’•πŸΎ  Barstools are his thing. Ha. We watched the noisy whistle ducks trying to land nearby. Randy claps his hands to chase them away. It was exciting for the Scotties. 

Friday is usually housekeeping day and today was no exception. Mark started on the exterior windows while I did the inside vacuuming etc. 😐 

We had 2 eBay sales today! Wow, they are few and far between lately. I packed them up for shipping tomorrow. 

Tonight was perfect for a front porch happy hour. 


Tonight, is TV time. 🍷