Well. I ended my last post on Pine Island with Dayquil and hot tea. I was hoping all I had was a bad cold, but nope it was more than that. Lauren and I left Pine Island on Monday afternoon and headed back to mom’s beach here at Englewood.
When I awoke on Tuesday morning I decided to head to a walk-in clinic in Venice. I got there early and was only the second person in line. I’d called our insurance company ahead of time and I can use this new insurance that Frank has anyplace with any doctor. Wow. I don’t even have a co-pay. I got in right away to find that I didn’t have strep throat, I had bronchitis. Nice. I left with a prescription to Wal-Greens which is the place I use at home. It also happened to be conveniently located not far from the clinic I just left. I exited there with $18 worth of drugs in the form of a 5-day Z-pak of antibiotics and some heavy duty cough syrup that I’ve only been using at night. I know. Go ahead and don’t believe me.
It stormed most of the day yesterday and I was pretty happy about that. Later that same evening we took in a couple of movies that I hadn’t seen. First we watched the Social Network. I liked it. Perhaps the star was a bit of a jerk, but he was also damn smart and a super hard worker while the others were – well out rowing boats (I know rowing a boat is hard work too) and going to parties. Quite the driven dude if Imust say. After that we watched True Grit. I loved that and surprisingly enough my daughter liked it as well.
I took a short walk on the beach last night with my mom and my kid and inhaled the humid sea air. I swear it’s better than any humifidier I’ve ever used. We found several sharks’ teeth and headed home as it started to rain again. I woke up today feeling the best I’ve felt in days so naturally I headed to the beach. I walked too far. Why you say? Because when you walk a long ways you have to walk back. I found some great teeth and fossils today and when I arrived back at the house I ate lunch and floated in the pool.
I’ve been a busy wizard with the jewelry wire wrapping sharks’ teeth and using up things I’ve been meaning to use. Frank’s family has a huge auction at the big family reunion and my sutff goes fast and sells for decent prices. It’s really fun. All the money goes back into the reunion so I don’t receive any of it.
My sister and her daughter will come to Englewood tonight to spend a couple of nights. I think we’re going on a picnic by boat tomorrow to our favorite sand bar. One side is the Gulf the other the intercoastal. There’s also a lot of sea urchins there. It’s a secret. I don’t want the Asian eateries boating over there. Just kidding. I have no idea really what the longititude and latitude of the place is. On Saturday Lauren and I will head to Ft. Myers to get her hair cut by a girl with purple hair and lots of jewelry in her face. After that we’ll spend another couple of nights on Pine Island.
Pine Island has a 4th of July parade every year on the actual holiday. They’re totally old school VFW and I love it. The kids will decorate a tandem bike and we’ll have a feast all day. Of course we’ll do fireworks and Lauren and I will probably head back here late that same evening. I’ll finish my week up here and then head home.
Hard to believe how fast 18 days away from home can go.
Sorry for the lack of awesome photos. I brought the old laptop and I can’t insert the card from camera directly into it. Last year, someone from an online magazine in Ft. Myers contacted me and asked if they could use some of my photos. I didn’t get anything for it, but I didn’t care. It’s nice to know that someone took the time to view them.