Sunday, November 22, 2015

The End of Camelot

If I remember correctly I was in the 9th Grade in Wilmington, NC when the news came across the loudspeakers. It was biology class, my favorite, but it and school was cancelled for the rest of the day. November 22, 1963 will always be one of those dates for my generation that will mark great moments in our lives, The moon landing, Challenger and 9/11/01 are others.

It always makes me wonder how different our lives might be today if John Kennedy were to have finished his stint as president. I am pretty sure the world would be a different and better place today. Little did I imagine that someday I would be looking back 50 odd years at this. It is very strange indeed to look back at Camelot in the light of today's presidential politics and frankly kind of embarrassing.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Busy, Busy

Been a bust three or four weeks around here. Two sets of house guests and all the stuff that goes with that. A trip to St. Marys, Ga and Cumberland Island with our friends from the UK that were here. We had a great time with all and lucked out with great weather for our excursion to the coast.

Settling back down to the routine. All this rain has cause some water in the basement, not much but enough to make a mess. I can squeegee most of it out and vacuum the rest but it is a pain. I shouldn't have to mention that there has been basically no gardening for the last month or so. Did I mention that we have had over 10 inches of rain in the last few weeks?

Add to the hassles. We are getting a new refrigerator delivered today. Took advantage of Home Depot's early Black Friday deals and got a new spiffy Samsung French door. If you are close to needing any new appliances you might check out Home Depot as I got a $1,100 off the price for the fridge I got.

Anyway, still raining. Here is a picture from the trip to Cumberland. Beautiful country and so glad it is protected.