This photo was taken from a portfolio by Ed Piorowski of WPDE
I live a few blocks northwest from here. It rained. A lot.It’s raining again. Not fun
My rain gauges–yes plural, I’m that weather obsessed measured 4.5″ which was two inches more than the official estimate but hey…..
There was a blackout. Santee Cooper the electric company had us back up in an hour and a half or so. Ironically I had a man over in the morning taking measurements for hurricane shades. The rain showed me what I need to do in case of a real hurricane.
I came home from lunch just as it began raining. My friend and I had been laughing over our hurricane preparedness plans. The storm told me it’s time to get serious about hurricanes. My poor potted plants. The Cinnamon Basil lost much dirt and had water all through the pot and saucer. Idiot (me) should have realized they had no drainage. My coconut potted Petunias have gone goth on me. Almost all the plants look as if they lost their nutrients. I’m waiting for them to dry out even more. I have no idea what I’m doing. Faking my way through home and garden. It looks good however.
Now that my house and garden looks good I have been having summer company. Really why have a beach house if not to share it? I have learned that I’m not the recluse I thought I was turning into but the opposite.
As a single woman who owns a home I belong to the most rapidly growing group of owners. It feels good. Owning a coop always felt like renting but I paid a substantial price for the privilege and was fortunate enough to get it back plus more when I sold. Owning a house is a whole different thing. Again I was fortunate enough to find great support–Eldon who called during the blackout to see if everything was alright.
This is an easy city to meet people in, and it has many classes. Few jobs but a great city owned fitness & aquatics center plus many courses at the community center and library. I’m back to believing we can find stimulation in the most unlikely of places and it’s our job to seek it out.
I will be putting up some Courting Classics for the rest of the summer. As always I reserve the right to write….