Monday, September 14, 2009

Back at it...

Well I guess maybe I'm not the best Blogger since I am so sporadic about it, but here I go again. Since my last post Joel and I spent a great summer back home and now we are back on the road again. This time..destination Crystal River, Florida. While we were home we had a lot of loose ends to tie up with the house and it ended with a big garage sale. it just me or are garage salers a CRAZY breed? I dreaded having the sale to begin with because they are soooo much work and to be perfectly honest I just didn't feel like doing it. However, I will tell you that for two days I was amazed, amused, entertained, dumbfounded, and at times a little saddened by human behavior. I realize that one man's trash is another man's treasure, but when my hubby came up to me and told me a man was literally digging through our garbage and actually finding things to purchase I was shocked! Then there was the woman that bought 3/4 empty bottles of bleach and cleaning supplies that I had simply not moved yet..but hey lady if you want to buy them have at it!! I even had a man buy the marker that I made the garage sale sign with...amazing I tell you, just amazing. When all was said and done the sale was definitely worth the time and effort but I can say whole heartily...I do NOT want to have another sale anytime soon.

As I am finding out with this travelling gig, we don't get much notice before we have to be at a new location. We had less then a week's notice to be in Florida and this job is "suppose" to last until mid December so we are going to be gone for quite a while this time. So we scrambled to get some last minute things done, had a last hurrah at the Corn Fest (which was WAY fun!), and packed up the truck and headed down to Florida. We had no place to live but we were pretty sure we could find something when we got here. Boy did we get lucky there. After just driving around Crystal River we saw a rental sign at this cute little house and just stopped to peek in the windows. The owner of the house saw us and stopped over and showed us around. It was a really cute little house, across from a little park with beach access and just PERFECT for our needs! Fortunately, they accepted Ashley (our doggie) and within a couple hours we had our home away from home!!

So far we have found several local watering holes that we have been hanging out at. There is just something relaxing about hanging out at a tiki bar on the water. I love the atmosphere and the people have been really friendly too. One character we ran into is named Pete and he is in his late 70's I would guess. He's a funny old kook and from what the bartender says he's in everyday and always leaves a whole quarter tip...woohoo don't spend it all in one place ladies! While we were sitting next to him bellied up to the bar something strange caught my eye. His stomach looked like he had an alien trying to escape. In fact, I almost spit my beer out when I noticed a small furry head pop out of his shirt! Sure as shit the old guy had his small dog stuffed in his shirt! Says he doesn't go anywhere without him and since dogs aren't allowed in the bar he hides him in his shirt! I didn't want to burst his bubble but he's not doing a very good job of hiding the little guy. I mean he squirms all over the place and from what I can tell the waitresses and bartenders just turn a blind eye to it. I thought it was a hoot! We've actually met quite a few neat people down here so far, the only thing is most of them are in there 60's and 70's. Not exactly our age group but what the hell, good people are good people!

Signing off for now..but I'll try to do better with my blogging...I just know you are all on pins and needles waiting for my posts!!!