Welcome to a new month.
Almost can't believe we are this far into the year. . . . and haven't been away
anywhere since early February!
When we headed to the North Carolina coast for that chilly, but fun, weekend
break, we never dreamed it would be the only trip away from home for
Our planned visit home to England in spring never happened. I'm so missing my
family and friends, and still don't know when we will be able to go.
Dreams of a cruise this year came to a halt. Plans to leave home are on
the back burner right now.
So here we are in August and the only excitement - of the scary kind - might
be brought by a hurricane with the name Isaias, which nobody seems to know
how to pronounce! We are inland but still always have to be concerned as
hurricanes have often wreaked havoc this far from the coast, and we've
had severe property damage in the past.
This morning our dear neighbors are in the process of moving out after renting
the house for over 12 years! We are going to miss them so much as they cared
about us, made sure we were safe. . . . . and that we woke up each morning if our
blinds weren't open!!!
The property has been sold and we are now on tenterhooks as to what will happen.
As the purchasers are a contractor/realtor couple who purchased as soon as the
FOR SALE went up, we feel they will probably not live here but will either renovate
and flip, renovate and rent out again, or (and this is happening all around
our neighborhood when older houses go on the market due to its prime location),
knock down and replace with a larger new build!
Time will tell - trying to stay positive as we don't want a bad situation which could
mean our own For Sale sign going up!
A bit of happiness among the somber goings on this morning, was our own
'Peter Rabbit' quite unconcerned by moving trucks and many strangers on his turf!
He popped out at 7:30 am for a breakfast of dropped fruits under the fig tree.
Meanwhile, the birds, mostly catbirds, mockingbirds and robins, have taken a
break from serious pecking at the figs high up in the tree. . . . . I know they'll be
back later though.
Sunny Saturday morning. . . . . . . perhaps a weather lull before the storm arrives.
Very hot though - heat index predicted to reach 105-107F this afternoon!
will be away. It takes Ms. Nala cat at least a week to get over being left by her 'dad'
and become happy to see me twice a day. By week three she may even climb into my
lap for a cuddle! I will also be harvesting the tomatoes, peppers, basil etc.
Hoping this late summer month will be a good one for us all.