Just Hanging Around

Not too much going on lately. All of the waterfront restaurants were able to reopen. Parts of Oak Island are still closed and they still have a lot of clean up to do. A couple of weekends ago we built a new bed for the front guest room. This was a little visitor that slithered out to visit me in…

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Rock You Like a Hurricane

Well…we survived another hurricane. Hurricane Isaias hit Southport as a Category 1 and was much worse than expected. It strengthened right before it came ashore, combine that with a full moon at high tide and you get lots of damage. We watched the storm from our front porch. There was something calming about being outside and being able to see…

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Baby Turtles

On Tuesday night we went to the beach to check on some loggerhead turtle nest that were close to their hatching times. We stayed out there for a couple hours but there was no activity. Here are some pictures of the sunset while we waited. Since we were unlucky on Tuesday, we went back on Thursday. We waited for a…

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Come Sail Away

Today I had the opportunity to go sailing with my friends Chelsea and Jay and Chelsea’s daughter. It was a hot but beautiful day! It has been a lot of years since I was on a sailboat and I was very excited that they invited me to join them today. Chelsea making sure we don’t run into anything. Oak Island…

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Weekend of Sunsets on the Beach

This weekend we did a lot of relaxing following the previous fun filled 4th of July weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday evenings we went to the beach to just chill. We enjoyed the sights, sounds, and sunsets. Saturday: Sunday: After Sunday’s sunset we went down to the Oak Island Lighthouse because there was a turtle nest near there that…

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Family, Fireworks, & Fun

4th of July was a bit different this year. Southport did not have any festivities. Oak Island still did their fireworks on the 1st so we rode to the waterfront to watch them rather than fight the traffic and crowds on the island. We watched the sunset and had a decent view of the fireworks. I didn’t get any pictures…

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4th of July Decor

So this year the NC 4th of July Festival has been cancelled due to Covid-19. That means no parade, no fireworks, no vendors, no concerts, no food trucks. Nothing. That didn’t mean that I couldn’t go all out with the decor at the house though. Here are some pictures of our house and yard. Scott built me this frame. I…

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Blame It On The Rain

The theme for weekend was rain, rain, and more rain! Our rain gauge registered 8.01 inches of rain on Friday, although the national weather service said Southport had 9 inches. Either way, it was a lot of rain and felt like a monsoon during my morning bike ride to work. Thankful for my rain gear. The rain did stop just…

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Game Night

On Friday, we had the first of what I hope will be many more game nights! We had the same group over that we had for Cinco de Mayo. The theme for the evening was laughter. We had a nice spread of appetizers and finger foods to munch on for the evening. We played cards against humanity, telestrations, heads up,…

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