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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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Where’d Summer Go?

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

As reported at the end of yesterday’s post our friends and family back home were experiencing more snowfall at the same time we were experiencing heavy rain showers. For us it actually stopped for a short while but then throughout the night we were awaken by the heavy pounding of the rain on our roof. Kathy was starting to get concerned that we’d need our kayak through the night. 

When we woke around 8:00 this morning it felt strange not to have heard the roosters crowing but with the heavy cloud cover it nearly looked like dusk. We did take our time to have breakfast and do our morning computer reading. Looking online at the forecast it wasn’t that appealing after yesterday’s warm summerlike weather today’s high would only reach 70 F (21 C) with 17 mph north winds. 

By 10:00 we were ready to head out to run some errands. Stepping outside our toneau cover on the rear of the truck was beginning to sag from the weight of all the water that had gathered on it. Simple solution to empty it was drive forward than hit the brakes. All Gone! We drove to the Back 40 of the campground where all the tent campers are located. Most of the cars and tree branches were covered with items that were soaking wet from last night’s rain. 

We drove over to the Big Pine Flea Market but when we got there I had to drop Kathy as close to the gate as possible because their parking lot looked like a battle zone with huge puddles of standing water everywhere. I looked to see if I could locate any more LED light fixtures for our trailer with no luck. Because the temperature wasn’t hot today we looked to see if there might be something else that might catch our eyes. Leaving empty handed we followed the maze of dry ground back to the truck. 
This shirt says it all.
Instead of driving around looking for someplace to eat lunch today we simply drove straight over to the No Name Pub where the waitress was surprised that without looking at the menu we knew what we wanted. There were other people that were more regular than ourselves when they were addressing the manager, bartender and wait staff on a first name basis. Our Hawaiian Pizza was perfect and we were comfortable when we left. 

Our next stop was the Winn Dixie where again I had to drop Kathy off near the front door because of the large water puddles in the parking lot. That’s the same place the parking lot had been flooded three weeks ago from a heavy rain shower that the Forecasters said didn’t happen. 
Inside the No Name Pub. That's all money on the ceiling and walls. 
While Kathy started the grocery shopping inside I was filling our water containers outside at the dispensing machine. Unlike our last two years where Kathy suffered from drinking the unprocessed water. Last year we were still boiling unprocessed water for our coffee and tea and Kathy had infections. Since we have only been drinking the processed water from the dispensing machines this year Kathy has not had a single Kidney infection. 
Delicious Hawaiian Pizza.
After we headed home and got everything put away I set up the grill outside to cook up a couple of pounds of bacon. No we weren’t going to have it for a meal. Kathy dries the grease off of it after it’s been grilled & crispy than keeps it in a sealed container in the fridge. Whenever she wants to make a sandwich or add bacon to a dish she simply adds it from the fridge. 
Returning the shopping cart.
Had to skirt this large puddle.
Even though tonight is Saturday night after being rained out last night and with the cold winds blowing tonight the Pub surprisingly had no live entertainment. Sitting here writing this blog post the wind is actually shaking the trailer. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


What should you give a man who has everything?

A woman to show him how to work it all.


  1. I was looking forward to the cooler weather this weekend, but . . . it was a little chilly this evening!! We're spoiled! That pizza looked great! We had a ton of rain yesterday, too . . . surprisingly, there wasn't much standing water around today!

  2. 70 degrees and rain would be very welcome here right now !

  3. We were at the Big Pine Flea Market yesterday morning was well. We try to stock up on their wonderful produce.

    Can't you just replace the bulbs in your light fixtures with led bulbs? that's what we did and they work just fine.

    We were at Boondocks during the start of the downpour. I can tell you from personal experience that the tiki hut is waterproof! :)

    That pizza really did look good. We may have to try them again.

  4. Hey - No Name Pub!!! We remember our lunch with you guys there last year!! I really like the bulk bacon frying idea!