Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stormy Weather

Robb and I are making reservations for a one week trip to Boston where we hope to meet [blocked] and her husband. They live in England and are visiting Boston in September. Making these reservations brings up the fact that it's a hell of a lot less expensive to spend a month in Europe than a week in a US city, even with the money exchange rate what it is now. Robb has never been there and I've only been once. It was a long time ago when I was in the Army. I was stationed at a fort about ten miles from Boston and a few of us went down one night to go to White Castle for burgers. That was my one and only visit.

Monday was a strange day in Florida. We had alternating periods of sunshine, clouds, wind, rain, lightening and thunder throughout the day. Even though Isaac is many miles to the north and west of us, we will most likely be affected by it for several more days.

Big doins at the condo. We got a new fence around the pool. It's much nicer than the chain-link fence we had before. The only thing is that it is a bit higher than the old fence, which is a problem when you see someone and want to stop and chat by leaning on the fence. With the old fence, you could end up with some nasty gashes on your arms. The new fence is too high to lean on while chatting.

Dumb Law of the Week: In Louisana, it is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

À la prochaine, mes amis.


Ken Broadhurst said...

Is the big difference the cost of lodgings?

Peter Olson said...

Have a nice - and expensive - trip to Boston!

I read your different news... and learnt e.g. that I must brush my teeth more often. With regard to sitting down, there is a reference to Sweden. It must have been before I lived there! :-)