03 February 2012

Islamorada Journal 2012...03-04 FEB


Don't know what to tell you. Haven't seen such a long, drawn-out period of high winds in the years we've been coming down here.

Here's the current scoop: 653 PM EST FRI FEB 3 2012: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAY WATERS VERY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING.


I don't think it was under 20 kts the whole day, Friday.

SATURDAY: EAST WINDS NEAR 20 KNOTS. BAY ROUGH. ISOLATED SHOWERS.


And for the beginning of next week: SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY: EAST WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

So how do I spend my days?

Sleep until 0700; that's when the construction crew on the house being built next door arrives and begins pounding nails in the plywood they're putting down on the roof. They're hand-nailing and power-nailing the roof on this otherwise all cement and block MacMansion, the walls of which act as those of the sides of a bass drum.

No sleeping through that.

But getting up at a reasonable time is good...isn't it?

What was that you said?

Gedzundheit!

Then I turn on the computer and see what wonders have arrived in the email. How to lose bellyfat...$3.5 million awaiting me in Zurich...they can make millions click on my website.

Get the [decaf] coffee-maker gurgling.

Check the day's news for items that will have to be dealt with by Connecticut Human Resource Reports, LLC...the company that Chris and I have run for decades: http://www.cthrr.com. That usually takes 3-4 hours.

By then, Wayne has called and we've discussed whether we want to go out and get beaten up by the waves...or not.

Lately, it's been...or not. I mean, 10-15 we can deal with...if there are fish around...but 20+...?...no, no, no.

So it's on to do errands: Today I ran up north to get the fried low-beam bulb replaced in the cross-over before the local constabulary decided its one-eyed look deserved a ticket.

Then on to the CVS to replenish Shoo-Fly's first-aid supplies which had been seriously degraded by water. I mean, I don't get it. The band-aids and q-tips were in zip-locking bags inside a sealed, plastic container...and they still got soaked?

Go figger!

Next to Winn-Dixie to replenish certain, critical comestibles...decaf coffee...apple juice...plus new plastic bags in which to wrap the first-aid items so they won't be destroyed...again.

As said in the beginning...don't know what to tell you. Many readers are interested in fishing. The fishing, because of the wind, is crap.

There are just so many flowers available to be photographed, although, from your comments, I guess you like the photos of the sunsets...and they are amazing. But this has nothing to do with my photographic skills and only to do with He who made the heavens and the earth.

I just wish He'd tone down the damned wind a bit.

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