Stormy weather in the forecast…

I am going to start calling our little corner of the world “Camelot” because of the weather. It only rains now and then, and only when we are tucked in our beds.

Well, that’s what happened Monday and Yesterday, anyway. We finally did get some rain and a few rumbles of thunder, Monday, but nothing yesterday. Meanwhile, the temperatures have been in the upper-eighties (feeling like 97).

However, until tomorrow there are some nasty storms in the are. One struck Atlanta yesterday, knocking trees over plus other damage, so, while we hope for rain, I’ll pass on the high winds and large hail.

One of the things I notice about the south is that everything grows quickly. Some vines that have invaded what is left of the hedge out front, grow about 4 – 5 inches per day. No wonder the early settlers were mostly into cash crops (plantations).

Mind you, the weeds do as wwell.

Another drawback of this warm weather is that the pool is open, and a family of screaming kids has booked into the hotel. Ergo, they were out there from about 9 AM until noon.

One of them is a spoiled attention-grabber with a voice that could penetrate steel. There is also no compromise until she gets her way.

The pool speakers have been disabled (thank god!), but, of course, they have their smartphones or ipads, so these are cranked up with screaming music to go along with their own senseless screaming, and the only one left listening to all of this is me.

Oh well, the temperatures are nice.


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No rain yet…


It’s in the forecast, and it’s in the air (80% humidity), but no moisture on the ground. It has been a good three weeks since our last rainfall, so we really need a good soaker.

Ironically, there is a heavy rainfall alert around home, and the possibility of flooding.

I have been up the hill twice – for breakfast and lunch – so, I’ve done my exercise for the day.

It is surprising that, although the accident happened in 2009, I am still making improvements to that leg. I can now stand on it free of the walker, and I try to try to take a few steps whenever I think of it. So the walk to the restaurant and back, twice a day, does help.

The forecast is for rain and thunder showers until Thursday. There are some severe thunderstorms in the south – New Orleans, etc. – even the threat of tornadoes, so, hopefully, our little corner will be protected from these.

I do have air conditioning in my room, but I prefer to work with the door open or the fan at night. I have never been much for AC. I don’t think it’s healthy, so the fan works just as well.

I am at 108/117 in the novel, so that is coming along as well.

More next time.



Time is moving on, but it is generally only the unpleasant things that hang around.

It’s another beautiful day is grits country, 84F. I’ve been hoping for rain, but I should have remembered that old saying: Be careful what you hope for…

Starting Monday we have four days of ‘severe’ weather heading out way. Hmm…I’ll have to work around that.

I’m glad to see there are a couple of 50s in the forecast for home. It will get rid of some snow before I get there.

All is well except for a problem that mysteriously manifested itself las evening. For some unexplained reason, I am having problems chewing with my bottom denture.

Yesterday’s breakfast and lunch were just find, but it suddenly came on at dinner. It was a bit better this morning, and to give it a rest I have removed the plate when I’m  not eating.

I haven’t started the countdown yet. I’ll do that (reluctantly) around the 15th.

Apart from that, there is very little news.

More next time.

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