I have shared many pictures here in the blog of the Indian River, aka the Intracoastal Waterway, taken from our fishing pier or when we were out on our kayaks or the pontoon boat. All of this is part of the Mosquito Lagoon, which offers some of the best fishing in the world. The other day one of our neighbors who runs a company called ROV Digital Media posted this picture of Mosquito Lagoon taken from his drone that really puts it all into perspective.
All those little islands you see are mangrove hammocks, and people come here from all over the world to try to catch trophy redfish, snapper, and everything else that lives under the water. If you’re a kayaker or boater, you could spend a lifetime exploring and never see it all. We truly do live in a magical place.
After doing a ton of research and talking to a lot of people who know much more about computers and narration than I do, yesterday I ordered a Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Workstation laptop with Intel i9-10885H 8-Core processor, 64GB of RAM, and 2TB SSD hard drive. I plan to use it just for narrating my books, and not having anything else on it except what I need to get the job done. I sure hope this makes a difference, because I have been so very frustrated with all the problems trying to get Big Lake Ranger done. It’s supposed to be here Tuesday, and I imagine it will take me a couple of days to get it set up. Wish me luck.
After I mentioned in a recent blog post that I used to sell cars part-time for a dealership many years ago, a couple of readers wanted to know if I had any stories from those days to share. As a matter of fact, I do, including two stories about the easiest sales I ever made, another about the one and only time I really slammed somebody into a car that he insisted he was not going to pay my price for, and the time I sold a car to a woman who became a dangerous stalker. If you think you might be interested in hearing some of those stories, let me know.
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Thought For The Day – Don’t worry about your smart TV and phone spying on you. Your vacuum has been gathering dirt on you for years.