I was busy writing most of the day yesterday, knocking out another 5,500 words in my new Big Lake book, as well as doing some other chores around the house, and I ran out of time. So I’m afraid you’re going to get a quick blog today.
I’m not quite to the halfway point in the new book, but it’s within sight now, and barring any unforeseen catastrophes, it should be out by the end of the month. But don’t hold me to that because any time I make a prediction, something always seems to come up to prove me wrong.
Besides writing, I dumped the ashes out of the Orion smoker that Terry used to cook the turkey breast for our little get-together with friends on Sunday. We usually wet the ashes down well before we clean it out, but we had so much rain Sunday and some since then that it wasn’t going to be an issue this time around.
I also noticed some more of those darned banana palm trees coming up, so I attacked them viciously with a shovel. I just cannot believe the size of the root balls I’m still digging up! I went over the entire area, digging as deep as I could, and got three more huge root balls and a couple of smaller ones. This is getting ridiculous.
A lot of people have asked if we are safe from Hurricane Elsa. We appreciate your concern, but we are in no danger. The latest predictions say it will hit somewhere on the west coast of Florida, somewhere around Cedar Key, and then go northeast across the top portion of the state. We are on the other side of the state, about 17 miles south of Daytona Beach on the Atlantic coast, and as you can see from this screenshot from the news last night, we are not in the predicted cone. We did have tornado warnings in effect for parts of our county last night, but every indication is that it will blow over and be gone by midday today.
Thought For The Day – Don’t blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus.