In yesterday’s blog I said we would probably spend the day at home writing and weaving. That’s the way I saw it happening when I wrote that, but as it turned out I was lying through my tooth. Except for this blog I didn’t do any writing, Miss Terry did not do any weaving, and we were gone for a big part of the day.
Jessup’s Jewelers in New Smyrna Beach called the first thing in the morning to say that they had repaired Terry’s necklace, which we had dropped off the day before, and it was ready to be picked up. We had a leisurely morning, and after brunch drove into town to pick it up.
My back has really been giving me a lot of problems for the last week, so our first stop was at Coastal Integrative Healthcare for another chiropractic adjustment. In December a doctor gave me some shots in the SI joints in my lower back which helped quite a bit, but at the time he told me the procedure was a Band-Aid to help with the pain, but it was not going to cure my problem. He said within 4 to 6 months I would need to have it done again, and we are right in that timeframe. I have an appointment with him Thursday and will probably get the shots again. He also wants to discuss radiofrequency nerve ablation, an option that should have long-term positive effects. If any of you have had this procedure done, I would be interested to hear your thoughts about it.
When we left the chiropractor’s we went to Jessup’s, which is a pawn shop and jewelry store. It’s not your typical cluttered pawn shop filled with old DVDs and rusty tools, with a grouchy suspicious guy behind the counter. It’s a friendly, well lighted place filled with showcases full of excellent quality new and used jewelry and a lot of very nice guitars and other musical instruments. They also do outstanding jewelry repair, and Terry has had a couple of items repaired there in the past and was quite pleased with the results.
With that behind us, we decided to stop at a couple of antique shops in New Smyrna Beach and do some browsing. We were not looking for anything particular and didn’t find anything we needed to bring home with us, but we had fun anyhow. I think we like antique shops because we are now official antiques ourselves and we can relate to everything that’s in them.
Back home, we decided to drive down to our dock and fishing pier because we hadn’t been down there in a while. It was a hot day, upper 90s, but there was a nice breeze blowing off the water which made it comfortable. Between our own medical issues and taking cousin Beverly to all of her doctor appointments while she was here, we didn’t get any time on the water at all this year. All my pontoon boat and our kayaks have done is collect dust. I really miss paddling and fishing and just being out there. I told Terry I don’t care if I have to crawl down to the water and into my kayak, one way or the other, once it starts to cool back down, I’m out there.
Terry made a delicious meal of chicken schnitzel and German spaetzle noodles for dinner and it really hit the spot. I’m pretty sure that girl could take an old combat boot and a worn-out baseball glove and turn them into something extraordinary. Yes, she’s that good of a cook!
Sometime around 7 o’clock a fast-moving storm came through the area and it rained really hard for about 15 minutes before it moved on out over the ocean. It was long enough to give our yard some much-needed water and to fill the streets.
Today marks the official start of hurricane season, which runs through November. We are keeping our fingers crossed and are hopeful for a quiet season. Our first two years here saw Hurricanes Matthew and Irma come through our area and do quite a bit of damage, and last year Hurricane Michael roared out of the Gulf of Mexico as the first Category 6 hurricane to ever hit the region, destroying a large section of the Panhandle. Scientists say it was the most intense hurricane ever recorded, the strongest to ever hit the United States, and the most expensive and deadly hurricane ever. Let’s hope we don’t have anything like that this year.
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for a campground rating, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – What happens to nitrogen when the sun comes up? It becomes daytrogen?