It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Flea Market Plans Changed

Our Location today is Sugar Loaf Key, Florida, USA.

After a busy day in Key West yesterday we were well worn out so it goes without saying that we slept right through to this morning. Getting used to seeing the different times on the clocks will once again take getting used to.

After having looked at the Weather Network on the computer and seeing no signs of rain forecasted for the area we made plans to head over to the Big Pine Flea Market. We also planned to refill our drinking water containers along with some grocery shopping. 
The skies were clear with only a slight breeze moving the palm trees when we left but by the time we got on the highway and started heading north the skies suddenly began filling with ominous black clouds. We were barely to the other end of Cudjoe Key when torrential type rain started slowing the traffic. The rain continued but lightened a bit as we passed by a water soaked Flea Market. 

Choosing to return next weekend instead since looking at the forecast neither of us had our raincoats we decided to just get our groceries. Pulling around the outer edge of the Winn Dixie parking lot I got Kathy right next to the door to drop her off. Now driving through the parking lot it was like driving through a shallow lake. Some of the cars had water nearly as high as their doors. I had just parked when the torrential rain started again basically keeping me in the truck until it slowed again. 

When the rain again slowed down there was a mad dash of people heading for their cars in the flooded parking lot as well as people heading into the store to do their shopping. When I joined Kathy inside the store she had already started her shopping thinking that the rain had gotten heavy causing my delay. You could tell just by looking around the people who had just gotten into the store because like my shirt they were fairly wet. 
The water is about four inches deep in the middle.
It was over most people's ankles.
By the time we finished our shopping the skies had once again cleared but the parking lots looked more like ponds. Some drivers didn’t help the situation be driving through the water as fast as they could rather than slowly to avoid creating waves.

Back at the trailer after we had our lunch and had put the groceries away I went outside to flush our black tanks and dump our greys. As I was about to connect the water to flush our tanks I noticed that our sewer fitting that connects to the park system was taped with Duct Tape and I knew that I didn’t do that. Our sites here are very tight and our neighbor on that side has three motorcycles. I simply drained the grey tanks for today causing only a small puddle near the connection. After explaining what I’d found outside to Kathy I went to the camp store and found out they didn’t have our kind of fitting.

I spent the rest of the afternoon on the computer until just before supper when I heard our neighbor arriving home. When I knocked on his door and he saw me he was immediately apologetic. He said that he had gotten too close with his motorcycle and stepped on it yesterday when we weren’t home. He spent most of today looking for a replacement as far away as Miami but with it being Sunday all the RV Dealers were closed. Billie said he’d find one tomorrow for sure.

While grocery shopping today we also found a Bakers Secret Pizza baking pan to replace the one that we forgot at home. Tonight using the Weber it took only fifteen minutes to grill up our super from frozen and it seemed to be done nicer than others that had been done directly on the grill. 

We just watched the Local News that reported our area had received a lite sprinkle of rain today and the Weather Network didn’t even show any rain had fallen. I’d hate to see what they call heavy. Who know what we’ll be up to tomorrow. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Wife to husband: Where do you want to go for our anniversary?

Husband: Somewhere I have never been.

Wife: How about the kitchen?


  1. I actually like to spend a day reading or catching up with blogging friends on rainy days. I try not to drive anywhere in the rain due to increased accident rates. I know rain is essential to life, but too many days of rain leaves me feeling antsy! Keep safe!

  2. Believe it or not, we only got a few sprinkles here on Cudjoe Key. We considered going to the flea market, but ended up in Key West for our groceries. Glad we didn't go to the flea market. I imagine the vendors had a big mess. We might have an extra fitting for the sewer connection, but I'm not sure exactly what you need. Al has one that screws into the connection at the campground, but for some reason, it doesn't work here and he had to use the rubber one. If it would work,you could borrow it until you get the one you need. Let me know.

  3. That was nice that you neighbor told you he did it. Some people would have tried to ignore it. Hope he finds a replacement for you today.

  4. How nice that he owned up to it and tried hard to find a replacement! That is honorable!

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