Tuesday, September 19, 2017


I did get out with the camera today--
and noted alot of changes--
first the view from my bedroom window-
towards the right--the woods--
It was raining when I took this one early this morning--
now I can see that whole house--
before Hurricane Matthew last year--I couldn't see any of it--
then after that one I could see a bit of the roof--
now I get the whole house!!!

And I guess the storm multiplied our ducks--
cause we went from '2'--

to six!!!!
the water in the pond is from the rain early this morning--

I started my photo tour by going out the back door--
guess Nancy's garden took a big hit--she was out there busy cleaning up still--
lots and lots of tree damage--
look here--is a regular tree branch up in a palm tree!!!
our trail that I walked nearly everyday is closed--
my favorite place to knit is closed--
there is these 2 big trees leaning on the railings--
and a electric line is holding them up--
and it does look like we lost alot more of the bank on this side of the ramp-
we lost alot of it last year to Matthew--!!!
this is one of our tall parking lot lights--
funny thing is --it still works!!!
down the street about a block-it looks like the road washed out--
or nearly--and I am pretty sure there was some trees or bushes here--but not now--
first time I have ever seen these piling with out it being full of birds of some kind sitting on them!!
this dock is the next one down from ours--
here is how it looks now--

and here is how it looked before Irma--
the dock area went all around that boat hanging area--!!
this is the dock--was the dock that was to the other side of our dock--
and this dock had just been up graded and had a couple boats on it--
hopefully they removed the boats before the storm--
what is left of a brand new car port!!
this tree took a loss-in that rope was a huge planter and plant--but this tree lost some branches--
and it looked like they have some damage in the back yard--
these are the same people that lost the dock where the boat is still hanging!!
and I think this house has some history!!!
most of the trees now look this this--
and today I learned why--
it is from the 'salt' from the water!!!
Also heard that Patrick Air force base had alot of damage this time for the first time--
but not sure just what--and of course beach side there is alot of buildings damaged--

when I returned from the walk down the street --
I came into the front parking lot and seen this--
I spent a half hour trying to find the owner of this vehicle--
she did take it right to the car wash and luckily it all washed off--
but was some kind of white wash stuff--
apparently is was kids doing something--a couple other cars has a bit on them --
but nothing like poor Ann-Maries car--she said it cost her $8 to wash it--but--
it did all come off!!!  Sad!!!

Ok lets end with a couple good photos --
a couple happy ducks-
and look at someones red car reflection in the pond!!



Monday, September 18, 2017


We did alot on the trip up and while in NY--
and then there is the news on what happened here in FL--
Probably should start here--
as everyone is curious about what 'changed' here at home-
at DD's place and here at the senior apts--
I did not get  out to get  any photos today though--
will tomorrow--hopefully--
We are not allowed down on the dock right now--
which is the saddest for me--I want to go down there and chill out from everything and be able to feed my 'friends'--
but 2-3 trees are leaning on the railing going down to the dock and an electrical cord might be involved-- though I think it is an old one they did not cut down and get rid of when they put those big new poles and new wiring in!!!  I do know that the trees that are leaning on the railings are the ones the squirrels loved to climb down to get to the railings--sad--

lots of debris everywhere--we lost some more tree branches all over the property--and some trees are stripped bare of leaves--and the trees look sooo funny as what leaves are left are now brown--!!!
a light pole for our parking lot tipped over and needs to be fixed--and it was right where Frannie used to always park--(talking about Frannie--she is at her son's in Huston, TX this week)

the worse damage to some --several apartments on the river side (my side) the apartment windows leaked and water ran down the walls and wet the carpet--(thankfully mine is dry) so now alot of the tenants have large --very noisy machines running in their apts to dry the walls and carpets out--so they are very uncomfortable with the constant noise and the mild-dew smell--they say--and it is all 4 floors that are involved with that--

the electric was off here for about 9 hours too--but that isn't bad as many where out for 3 days and some places are still without! and there was a couple water main breaks so they had no water a couple times while that was fixed and a few days of 'boil water' notice--but everything there is ok now

DD's rented house did lose some shingles but her landlord already fixed them and cleaned up the yard, ect--no leaks--that was good --her poor neighbor hood looks different though--as does nearly everyplace down here--with sooo many trees and bushes missing now--

we did go get groceries this afternoon and the stores are still not fully stocked, but you can find things to eat and they did have water--we each got 4 gallons today as we don't know what Maria is going to do next week--ouch!!!  and we still have 3-4 weeks of the season to go--remember that Matthew did hit us until Oct 6th or later last year!!!

I hope to be back to more of a normal routine tomorrow and will have lots and lots of photos--
so stay tuned---
Thanks again for all your prayers and concerns--

            go out there and --enjoy every moment-di

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Yep--I am back in Fl--
got in about 4pm this afternoon--
lots and lots to tell you and many many photos to go through--
but right now--
I am soooo tired that I am falling asleep at the wheelcomputer--
so tomorrow I will try to start catching you all up--
              enjoy the moments, di

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Tonight 'Di" is in New York--
back in her old home town--
got in last night around 6 pm--
we are here until Friday morning--

Today I got to see lots of 'old' friends==
the weather here has been lovely--
today was 80 and sunny--
they have had alot of rain this year--
the rest of the week sounds warm too--
and no rain--hopefully!!!!

On Saturday--we were in Hagerstown, MD
and guess who I got to see--
and she took me to visit her quilt shop-
What a delightful shop--
I would of loved to have had hours to browse and shop--
An employee helped me pick out a couple fabrics-
This is Charley--
and he helped me pick out that orange with black designs and the black with the green bats on it--
yep--he really did--he is a sweet employee--
as is all the other folks there--
then Sunny and my daughter and I went to Bob Evans for a late breakfast,
THEN  Dawn and I were on the road again--
all the trees from Pennsylvania and on have already started to turn--
alot--they are a month ahead here this year--
that is scary really--
when I wanted to take photos of the hills with the leaf changes--
my camera battery died--opppssss!!!!

Thank you to all who have worried about me and who have emailed and left comments--Bless you--
I have tried to keep up with reading posts each night in the motel rooms--but am soooo very tired- traveling all day is exhausting, folks--so am not really leaving comments--but know that I am thinking of each and every one of you!!

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