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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Island Time

I again must make this as quick as possible. My connection to the Internet here is tenuous - fleeting as the wind and I never know how long I'll have to work. So, I shall make an attempt to post pictures while I have the time, and if the God's allow, write a few words.

I'll try and answer your comments, too, but if you don't find an answer please understand I shall reply as soon as we arrive back on the mainland.

My friends, meet Hemingway. Hemingway is a six-toed cat, a direct descendant of the writer Hemingway's family of cats born in Key West. Our cat Hemingway lives here at the condo. He refuses to leave and while we're away is cared for by the buildings staff. He's coal black, and if you look carefully at his front feet you'll notice his sixth toe...see the right front foot under his belly. When we arrived he came in, jumped into my lap and gave me a good rub down. Then to Sweet Wife. He's a very nice old cat. About seven years old. He's eaten one bag of food since we arrived...just eats and sleeps. He has many friends....





Hemingway's friends arrive not long after chow is provided.

Random shots of the condo...

My office. Cover shirt in foreground.

The Storm. Notice the leading edge of the clouds, the roll. This shot is to the south and west. Its headed our way. Mere moments after I took the shot lightning forked. Wish I'd caught it on film...



View from our deck.






Another, the waters edge.

My Sweet Wife reading the menu for her birthday dinner. We had a fine meal. The chief is a three time world champion for his clam chowder.


Enough pictures. I have three novels to read and my time is limited. We made a stop on the way here and I got carried away and bought three John Sanford Prey novels. I somehow missed the last three and this weekend hope to correct my oversight. 


As I glance out I see the clouds are gray, the winds light. At the moment, life is good. Sweet Wife just left for an afternoon of shop browsing....Lord help me. So, please excuse me while I make another pot of coffee and return to the deck with my book.

Take care.

Stephen

16 comments:

  1. dear sweet one - don't worry about posting replies to your previous post's comments - we all know that you are on your down-time and we are glad. THAT plus the fact that you got the sketchy internet connection! Hemingway is gorgeous - so are his friends! what did Sweet Wife order for her birthday dinner - i hope it was awesome! i am glad to hear that you are getting some time to lounge around reading - that's awesome and you deserve it! enjoy every minute of it!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Thanks, kymber, I've a good connection now and am taking full advantage. We're really enjoying ourselves. Sweet Wife's spending money and I'm reading...life is good, for now.

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  2. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)June 23, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Sounds like the PERFECT vacation to me! Enjoy!

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  3. We're having a wild summer storm here in Northern California, too. Who knew? Your place sounds and looks marvelous! It's always great to be greeted 'home' by our critter-friends. Six-toed cats are so cool, and those fudgey, furry feet are so unique.

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    1. Our storm is fast approaching and I don't care...now. If she gets bad we'll just load and go. Yes, Hemingway is a unique cat and rare. He's fun and gentle. We'll miss him when we leave but he is among friends.

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  4. Sounds like a relaxing vacation. We went on vacation not too long ago and I read more books than I have in the past year. So nice.

    By the way, those last few Prey books are not very good. His first ones were much better. Although the spin-off series - Virgil Flowers - is even worse. Not sure why I insist on reading every one of them. Just like Patricia Cornwell, once I know a series I must read them all, even if not very good. Still, relaxing with a mediocre novel with familiar characters is perfect for a vacation. Enjoy! And Happy Birthday to Sweet Wife!! Ah, to be 25 again...err, scratch that, I like where I am now.

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    1. Mermaid, so far I like the book, yet as you've mentioned it is lacking. Can't put my finger on it but you have a valid point. Sweet Wife also wishes she was twenty-five again...thanks, sweet Mermaid.

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  5. You're reading and relaxing. Sweet Wife is looking at the assorted junk and treasures offered at Cedar Key, and here I am, making gumbo. Life is good.

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    1. Ah, gumbo...what time is dinner....

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  6. Reading in stormy weather? PERFECT! Sounds like the ideal situation to me. Please relax & enjoy yourself.

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    1. Yes, indeed. You get it. I just made a fresh pot of coffee and sliced two pieces of banana bread, and my books awaits. I'm at peace. Thanks, my good friend.

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  7. When you're done relaxing, could you send me the name of where you stayed so I can make sure they're pet friendly? You're giving me happy feet and I won't go anywhere mah dawg ain't welcomed.

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    1. I did as requested in my last post....enjoy.

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  8. Stephen,

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful incoming storm and ocean pictures. I so truly miss going to the Keys. You won't find any major body of water around Oklahoma, lol...
    It sounds like dinner was enjoyable and Sweet Wife had a great time on her Birthday (every woman loves to shop).. Now go enjoy a cup of coffee on your porch, while sitting back with a good book.

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    1. Yes, Mame. My pleasure. Dinner was great and she had to bring home a take out box half filled. Thanks, Sandy...and I've posted more pictures for you.

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