I finally ordered a table and chair today. I had my heart set on getting something from a garage sale or from Craigslist or something like that, but I simply can’t wait anymore. I stopped by Goodwill this morning to find a big smelly room full of stuff that should have been tossed a long time ago. Their furniture area was small and didn’t fit what I was looking for. So much for my big turnaround. The turnaround I’ll tell you all about as soon as I get that table to rest my computer on. I have so much to write, but if I tell you once, I’ll tell you a hundred times – I’m not doing this while hunched over a laptop while sitting on the floor. I can’t think that way.
We’ve been unpacking. Albeit slowly, but we’re unpacking. All we have is a big pile of plastic bins. I’m sure I told you about my shedding of pretty much everything I owned. I had to make the second trip with the trailer light enough to get down here. I’ll tell you more about that too when the time is right. Funny story about heavy trailers.
So far, I’ve visited Flagler Beach, Publix up in the Hammocks, Home Depot, Dominic’s Deli and Eatery, the Asian market, Fight Science Jiu-Jitsu and probably more. I can’t remember them all. Not bad for being here only a few days. I think the flat roads makes transportation a heck of a lot easier. I thought I wouldn’t like the flatness, but I honestly haven’t noticed. What I do notice is that I’m not burning as much gas as I used to. And that’s a welcome change.
Laura’s been taking pictures here and there. When I put out the garbage yesterday, we saw a huge black and gray bird hopping along the road, heading for the bag. We later discovered that the bird was a Black Vulture. Scariest bird I ever saw. Kind of reminded me of those large evil birds in the movie, “The Dark Crystal.”
Later on, we saw a colorful Pileated Woodpecker perched upon the top of the telephone pole in front of the house. Strange birds round these parts. Not that we didn’t have Woodpeckers in Connecticut, but strange nonetheless.
I have a few photos for you. Laura captured these this afternoon and I thought they were worth sharing. We’ve got some Florida lizards, some birds and a cat that’s extremely happy to be on the outside of a moving car. Twenty five hours is far too long a trip for any cat, much less the one and only Ron Voleman.