We have been in Florida a week already and we are all settled in. The weather has been perfect. Today we got our first rain and the garden was glad. I didn’t mind because it waited until the day was most done and we were inside for the rest of the day. My garden here consists of 7 pineapple plants and one small rose bush. Doesn’t take much work to keep that but it does always need weeding and I don’t always get to it. I have spent my time working on my family tree and making great progress. I am finding some very interesting ancestors such as one of Norman’s grandmothers who was hung as a witch in 1692 or the grandfather that was an Indian chief. After I collect all the names I can find I want to go back and find all the interesting stories I can about all of the people on the tree and find a way to display them. Norman is keeping busy doing all the small finishing jobs around the house. Right now he is tiling the floor in the closet and putting in a couple more shelves. He has many such jobs to do and if our budget gets stronger he will add a couple big jobs to his list such as up dating the master bath but for now he will do the many, many small inexpensive jobs that take time not money and really make a great improvement in the place.
The duplex across the street from us had a fire this fall. One side was completely gutted and the other side had water and fire damage. There was a death in the fire which made the whole thing even sadder and she had no insurance on her unit. They will take the whole duplex down and at the moment there are no plans to rebuild so the association will have to decide what to do with the land and what the owners will be responsible for. This development was built in 1979 and this is the first fire here.
We are both well, Norman had another shot in his eye but his eye is healthy so no problem there and I am all over my poison oak and my cold so life is good here. Have a great day.