Sunset on Pensacola Beach

Friday, May 23, 2014

It's Been Too, too long!

Oh my!   It has been so long since I have been on my blog.  My only excuse is that I have been living life!

Many of you had heard about the rain we received less than a month ago.  27 inches in 24 hours!   But that was not even the shocking part of the storm - it was the lightning that flashed every second for 8 hours.  I never saw anything like that in my life.  We were lucky.  No flooding or damage but we could not leave the subdivision for 24 hours because the water was too deep.  No school for two days, also.  Some lost their homes, their cars, their furniture and personal belongings.  A few people lost their life.  It was  a very sad time.


The extreme rain brought out critters from the woods.  The first guy is a chaser snake and yes, if he is frightened he will chase you.  He is very fast but not poisonous.  The second is a corn snake about 5 feet long trying to get into our garage.  OH, NO YOU DON'T!  He is also not poisonous.  But the news has been letting us know that the rattle snakes also have had to move out of the flooded areas and be on your look out of them.....especially if you have a dog.

We love having company and Kathy and Terry Cox spent a day visiting.  We did so much.....
Ate at the beach
Visited Fort Pickens
Drove part of the Island
Visited Joe Patties
Drove down Palafox downtown Pensacola
Drove through historic Pensacola

Kathy loves retirement and lives in Clearwater.  Pretty cool, huh?

Terry also loves retirement and golfs at least once a week.

Looking down the tunnels at Fort Pickens.

Shrimp boats at Joe Patties.

The Jubicks moved in 4 houses down from us just two weeks before us.  They have been a blessing to our family from day one!   We were honored to be invited to the change of command when Lamont was assigned the duty of commander of a squad.  (Air Force) 
Such an honor for him!   But since we moved here, he has had several honors bestowed upon him.  We are so fortunate to have people like Lamont keeping our country safe.  The picture below shows Nicole pinning the medal (or is a ribbon) on him.  It was an incredible ceremony and we are so thankful that we have them in our lives.    

Five or six weeks ago Mom fell in the bathroom.  Once we got her to the couch, I noticed that something was wrong with her memory.  I called 911 immediately worrying about a stroke.  Well, she lost the last three years of her memory.   Had NO memory of living in Florida.   As the day went on, the tests came back ok and her memory slowly returned.   Now all is fine.  She did take four weeks of therapy for strength and balance control.  It was scary when I thought she would not remember anything of our new life in Florida.  But as I have said, all is good now.  What actually happened?   Mom says she did not hit her head but the doctor thinks she must of hit it on the tile floor.  We had some quick lessons on how the brain works!

It is beautiful here with temps in the 80's - maybe 90 degrees tomorrow.  That means the pool is warm and comfy for swimming which I do every day.
The pictures below are the pool, the pine trees with sunset, and the mall at Spanish Fort,AL.  

Well, you know how sunny it has been.  My hair is almost blond from the sun.  Dave should be coming down in about a month for a month and Ron will be here for a week this summer.
I hope everyone is ready for a great summer.......all of you up north deserve it!!!!

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