If you don’t read the NatureCoaster.com, here’s a link to my article from this week. Also, I write on my other blog Designs by KTGreen at least once a week–usually Tuesday and Thursday. So if you are missing me, you can usually find something I wrote in one of those two places!
Last day of school was yesterday. The Homosassa Elementary teachers and staff lined up on the side walk and as the buses pulled out the bus drivers honked and the kids hung out the window waving like crazy back at the teachers. All the sewist in the Sew Cool! Workshop lined up in front of the Learning Center, too. As the last bus headed up Mason Creek Road, we heard one of the teachers say “And where’s the beer truck?”
Today, Friday, May 25th 2018 at 1 pm, Jodi Lanier will be having a presentation at the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park on wild flowers. Besides knowing all about wild flowers, Jodi knows all about the Chassahowitzka River. If you ever want to do a kayak tour she is the person to contact. Just email me and I will send you her info!
Hurricane season doesn’t officially start until next Friday but there’s a tropical storm headed this way now. It should just bring rain to us but after several days of torrential downpours, the streets in Old Homosassa should be flooded! The signs are already out saying “Flood in area” because of the storm that came through on Tuesday. Be careful!
Made it through 8 days and nights without a REAL computer with lots of memory and a keyboard. Here’s a snap of one of the reasons I didn’t want to drag it along on my flights to ND.
Plus there’s that 4 hour layover in Denver where I walk from one end of the airport where the big jets land to the other end where the wee jet gates are. Then walking from that gate for about another mile to board baby jet on the tarmac. Got my 10,000 steps in that day!
So I’ve been taking photos and blogging on my iPad Pro and iPhone. I downloaded a bunch of apps for photo fixing and finally found one that let me resize my photos to fit my blogs. And is one advertisement after the other. (No, I do not need …) Very frustrating but it works. Well maybe not. Sometimes the apps decide to crop differently then I expect.
And as promised last week, I have pics!
I blame a lot of my “ailments” on a little too much wine.
Can’t sleep….quit drinking
wake up feeling exhausted….quit drinking
can’t concentrate….quit drinking
can’t lose weight…..quit drinking
So I quit. For 7 days. (Only because I was entirely responsible for those two sweet girls) Still couldn’t sleep, still woke up exhausted, still couldn’t concentrate, and still didn’t lose weight.
And now for another glass of wine.
Hey, I live in Old Homosassa. One of the few southern communities that have more bars than churches. Which begs the question…. Do we move to Old Homosassa because we drink or does living in Old Homosassa make us drink?
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.
Some of us dressed like pirates because we were singing sailor songs.
And our leader was definitely a drunken sailor.
Elvis came back from the grave! This was truly so much fun!
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!
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!