Monday, October 20, 2008

Ice Station Zebra Minus Rock Hudson........

As most of you know, Wifey and I live on the beach in Emerald Isle NC. We are in a little rat hole of a trailer type duplex across the street from the ocean. It’s a gross little cave we live in, but it is made better by the fact we can sit on the porch and look at the water and it’s a short walk to the beach. We often refer to it as camping at the beach as the accommodations at Hanna Park are nicer and cleaner than this dump we live in. When the wind blows it whistles right through the house. You can stick your finger between the door and the door frame when it’s closed. You can see daylight between the windows and the frames also.

Wifey and I woke up this morning and it was 47 degrees outside. The little flashing Weather Bug thingy on my Fujitsu said it was 42.

That wind slipping through the door and window frames was COLD this morning. LT was sleeping on top of Wifey’s head stealing warmth. The main heater has two settings. Off and Glass Kiln.  We have a little space heater we run most of the time in the living room portion of the cave. It does a pretty good job at keeping the place tolerable.

Our “trick” is up on the 15th of November. We then fly to Los Angeles for a week long cruise on the Carnival Pride to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The night before the cruise we are going to stay at/on the Queen Mary hotel. How cool is that. See, It pays to stay married to Chuckie for 20 years!  When we get back we are moving into the house behind us. For those of you who have been here, it’s the gray one next to the big yellow one with the pool directly behind our back porch. It will be a lot warmer, It is cheaper than the rat hole, and is two orders of magnitude nicer. We can’t wait.

Our new spot also has three bedrooms so if anyone is inclined to come visit us here on the chilly coast you are more than welcome. We will be here until the middle on January. We hope to get back to Florida then and plan on being a whole lot warmer. We will be in Jacksonville and Okeechobee the first week of December dropping the boat at Young Billy’s and going to Old Billy’s 50th birthday celebration.

We hope to see a bunch of our friends while we are there.

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