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Several readers have asked when the printed edition of Pucker Factor will be available. Scarlett plans to format it next week, and once she does that, I’ll upload it to Amazon, and hopefully it won’t take long for it to become available for purchase.
We are getting into our summer storm season here on the Central Florida coast, when the weather coming in off the Atlantic Ocean clashes with the weather coming west across the state from the Gulf of Mexico. This can result in some dramatic thunderstorms, as we have had for the last two days. And unlike what happens so often here, where the storms split and go north and south of us and leave us high and dry (well actually at sea level and dry), both days we have gotten a lot of rain. The storms have hit us in the late afternoon or early evening, and last night’s storm brought a lot of lightning. One huge bolt came down that was among the biggest I’ve ever seen in my life, and the thunder accompanying it felt like it shook the whole house.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature can be very dangerous, and a few weeks ago a tree trimmer working on a property here in Edgewater was struck and killed by lightning. Then, just this week, a woman was killed and her daughter and another person injured by lightning in Winter Springs, about 40 miles from us. While I am fascinated by lightning, I also have a healthy respect for it. I had a close call myself when I was a kid, when a ball of lightning came through one side of the screened in porch I was on and went out the other end. Even now I can remember my hair standing up and the smell of ozone. As Tom Sorrells, the weatherman on Channel 6 always says about thunder and lightning, “If you can hear it, fear it. And if you can see it, flee it.” That’s darn good advice.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Watching Over Me: A Psychological Thriller, the first book in the heart-racing Crime After Crime series by M K Farrar and M.A. Comley. Trust me, this British crime writing duo know how to keep readers on the edge of their seats from the first page to the last!
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Thought For The Day – Some people drink deeply from the well of knowledge. Others just rinse and spit.
Staying away from trees during Thunderstorms is a wise idea.
Just to give you a heads up, the book takes a week longer to be sold in Canada then it does in the US but we’re still looking forward to it.
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It’s about time.