Friday Meanderings

Its been a pretty wonderful week—which is all I expect from living here in Perfect!

Those that follow me on Instagram know that we have been putting a pool in.  Living in Perfect wasn’t quite perfect enough.  But now it totally is! (Well, after all the clean up is finished like new pavers and sprinkler system repair and some sod)

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We’ve been here 15 years!  (I know, how can that be!) Our two previous houses had pools which I loved.  The last few years I’ve really been missing that evening swim.  So we finally decided that it was time.  Love it!

My niece Michelle is moving.  She used to post here every week—she’s an excellent chef!  But then she started her own blog and then I fell down the rabbit hole and started my sewing blog…..

We got together last Saturday.

Here’s Michelle’s husband, Jon, and my great friend Yvonne.  Yvonne’s son who grew up with my daughter and son is running for office!  So cool! If you live in Hernando County, vote for Doug Chorvat!

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Here’s the rest of us! (Terry was the photographer)

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Besties, Donna and Yvonne and me looking really chubby, and my beautiful niece Michelle!

Seriously.  Vote for Dougie.  (He would hate I called him that!) I watched him grow up, graduate from HS with my daughter, go on to college, get a job, marry beautiful Malinda, have two awesome kids. And, of course, he has a great mom and she has great friends.  (And Yvonne was a mermaid!)

Besides all that, he’s totally qualified.  He’s been working in the Clerk of Circuit Court office since he graduated from college and has gone on to get even more certifications.

Okay.  I’ll get off of my voting stump!

My rain lilies started blooming this week.  Ahhhhh, maybe because we’ve had a WHOLE LOT OF RAIN!

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We had a really big torrential downpour on Wednesday. Flooded all the streets in Homosassa Springs. ( And in Old Homosassa—but we are used to that! ) Homosassa Springs made it onto all the Tampa newscasts.  Ha!  Blaming all the construction on US 19.  Really?  You think?

As far as I drove was the Homosassa Civic Club.  It was ukulele day!  Not going to miss that!  Nor were any of the other players. I had to wade in but most of them came in from US 19 and floated their vehicles through that mess and made it to our jam.  So impressed!  These people are dedicated to the Homosassa Ukers!

Monday evening the Homosassa Civic Club gave out scholarships to our local students.  They all came to pot luck and the meeting.  Love seeing these young people and their parents! That woman on the right? Not a student!  She’s a teacher at Crystal River and on the scholarship committee.  Jessica MacRae. She did receive the scholarship when she was going to college! She’s also running this summer’s camp at the Old Homosassa Learning Center! Yeah Jessica!

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Speaking of summer camp, there’s my favorite Key Club volunteer Tasia.  I think there’s a pretty good chance she’ll get a scholarship next year!

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And here’s the Dog of the Week!


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She is such a happy dog! And so joyful when I stop by the office.

Do you remember her puppy photo?

I was lucky enough to get to see Kimber every time I went to the Homosassa Special Water District office.  Which is several times a month since I’m on the board and have stuff I gotta do.  And then Kimber’s mom decided that Kimber needed to get weaned away from the constant loving.  Sad face for me and everyone in the office.

It was a very bright spot when she did a visit this week and I happened to stop in. Too cute.  I love all those hugs and that her little tail never stops wagging!

Well, that’s about it but…..

One last meander…..

for at least the past year I’ve had problems with this website.  Slow.  Pictures don’t load.  Issues with some of the apps that I use.  I called my host, GoDaddy.  They assured me that it was all my fault.  Too many apps.  Too many photos.

And I just accepted that.  Although there are a lot of other blogs out there with more pics and apps.  But this is supposed to be easy.  I have several websites and FaceBook pages that I maintain so I like easy.

But I’ve been getting these messages from WordPress (that’s the blogging website software I use) that my PHP is waaaaay out of date.  (Some kind of vaccine, I’m sure.) And I actually had the time to check on that a few days ago.  And it is.  And I have to buy ALL NEW HOSTING from GoDaddy to fix it.  No discounts for being paid up for three years.  Just pay a whole bunch more money.  And they will be happy to take it.

Totally my fault for not keeping myself informed.  Fortunately, the other websites that I do for the community are new enough that there is no problem.  It’s just “Just a Slice of Life in Perfect” and “Designs by KT Green”.  My own personal stuff.

My fault.  But not my fault.  Perhaps GoDaddy could have let me know before I did my last renewal.  But they were happy to take my money and then request more.

Anyhow, I had to rant a little to a friend, Diane Bedard of only other person that I know personally that has a blog with WordPress—and she came up with a solution which I can live with.

But this blog and my other personal blog, might be offline while this is all taking place. So…..hang in there.  If the site is down when you check on it, be assured, it will be back.  Better than ever!




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So it’s been a long week with a lotta stuff since I posted last Friday.

Old Homosassa Community Day!!!!!

I’m gonna put a shout out here.  This is my baby. I’m the organizer.  Which is way over my head. But it’s broken up into manageable pieces.  Like the Heritage Council does the yard sale.  And there are a lot of volunteers that help out.  Some don’t even belong to the club.  They show up Friday morning to organize and price.  Then they come back on Saturday morning to run the sale.  Back again on Monday to help one of local groups that serve the homeless, the Sanctuary, load their truck and trailer with stuff that didn’t sell. Amazing.  The Heritage Council made over $2000.

The American Legion Post 166 ran the pork roast.  “Homosassa Goes Hog Wild”.  They had enough pork for 300 meals.  25 butts.  Had 5 left at the end of the day–and sold them.  Good planning!  I heard a rumor that they made a similar profit as the Heritage Council.

The “Arts and Farmers Market” was Gil and Wendy Watson’s idea but the Homosassa Civic Club did the processing.  This was my big deal.  Terry and I hit SO MANY EVENTS to pass out applications and spread the word.  Actually had 30 booths set up.  (My goal was 20) Registration opened to the vendors at 6 am.  Terry and I were there before that and the Watsons were there before us!  And artists actually showed up at 6 am.  Hey guys.  It’s dark at 6 am. Christine and Rhonda that run the arts and crafts at the Seafood Festival came shortly after Terry and I. Our team was registering, running to spots to show the artists and crafters, and then helping them park.

Chuck Andrews, local musician and entertainer, volunteered to run the entertainment.  So cool.

Started out with the Homosassa Ukers making their first public performance. We actually had just about every chair filled. I told everyone I met along the street that we were performing at 11:30.  But I’m guessing that the pic and article in the Chronicle about us the day before the event might have helped. We are famous!  Which is really funny because at least four of us are absolute beginners that were doing a very good job of faking it.

Okay. You already saw this pic but I totally love it and the Chronicle actually put a photo I took in the paper!

Some of us dressed like pirates because we were singing sailor songs.

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And our leader was definitely a drunken sailor.

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That’s Torrey Dean, leader of the Homosassa Ukers.

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Some of us stayed in costume all day. Only the cool ones, of course.


Elvis came back from the grave! This was truly so much fun!

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JoJo Jones. So GREAT!

The weather was a bit of a problem.  Rain was predicted but held off until the afternoon.The wind came through and blew a few canopies over.  We had to close up the music early because of the storms.  But it was still a good day.  Had a good turn out. Lot’s of dogs showed up. Next year I think I’ll add a pet parade!

And the rest of the week?

Besides spending way too much time at the Old Homsoassa Learning Center……

Had a big storm.  Not normal for April.  Lost the top of one of our beautiful Live Oaks.

Marian MacRae signed the contract to get the water tower PAINTED!!!!!!  Woo Hoo!

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Went to the Homosassa River Alliance annual picnic.  Last year this was a bit of a confrontational event. (ha, that’s an understatement) But the by-laws have been changed. And Terry is now on the board.  After we went to the picnic we hit county commisioner Ron Kitchen’s town hall meeting. I’ve been to many of these meetings and they are usually packed.  There were about 2 dozen people there.  AND I KNEW JUST ABOUT ALL OF THEM. Because most of them came from the Homosassa River Alliance annual picnic!

And now I’m writing this.

But wait….  I have DOGS!

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Ruby came by when her Mom was dropping off stuff for the yard sale. She said to me “Stranger Danger”
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Chi-Chi poochie pie. Okay. I have no idea what this cuties’ name is! But I really like this PHOTO!
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Happy dog enjoying life!


Molly and Chico. You don’t see Chico? He’s there.
Chico needs his own snap!

A good week for Dogs in the Hood!

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Of course, we started out at the Old Mill Tavern for breakfast–biscuits, gravy, hashbrowns, and bloody Mary’s.  The only day of the year that Old Mill does breakfast.  Could be because the Shrimpapalooza parade only starts from the Old Mill one day a year!

The idea of gravy on biscuits made out of fat laden sausage kind of turns my stomach. My biscuits are sans gravy! But my bloody Mary has shrimp, olives and celery! YUM!

This is our cart for the parade.

KInd of embarrassing.

Looks like Terry is over there trying to get the Messina’s to let him ride with them!

How about this group????
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That guy had tights on.  See through tights.  There were a LOT of snaps circulated on FB!

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This was about 9 am on Saturday.  Wondering when they started drinking to get him into those tights?  (and should I mention that it was really cold???)

Tim Dorsey, famous Florida author, was the grand marshall.  That’s Laurel and me.  Three famous people in Old Homosassa!

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After the parade I bought a book from him at the festival.

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Mr. Dorsey suggested I buy this one because Old Homosassa is in it.  And it is!  I’ve slowly been reading it.  Cool.

On to other things.

Old Homosassa Community Day.

This is the “Homosassa Ukers”.  We are performing at 11:30 AM at community day.  I’m supposed to be in the photo but I couldn’t get the camera timer to work.  Kinda sad because this is such a fun shot.  Tells a story. Story that a lot of senior citizens from the Woodstock era are still a wee bit insane.

Okay.  Don’t you want to be there?????

Now I’m gonna close with with some pics.

The African Iris are blooming like crazy.

My first rose for the season!  Almost exactly 6 weeks after I trimmed the roses on Valentine’s Day.

And the last bestest photo of all!


Kimber!  Adorable boxer puppy that is guarding the offices of the Homosassa Special Water District!  So Smart.  Already knows to sit on command and shake hands!  (very spoiled and well loved poochie!)

Hope you have a super weekend!