Thursday, September 14, 2017

CAN'T BRING ME DOWN!

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

At last, I'm back online.

I've heard on the news that my city of Jacksonville, Florida, is experiencing historic flooding, but I haven't seen it. I'm not one to go out sight seeing after a disaster.

Irma was different from last year's Hurricane Matthew. The wind was worse (hence the branches strewn all over the yard), but the rain wasn't as heavy––at least not in my neighborhood. Lake Junebug has some water, but not enough for a swim. If you've made reservations at The Lake Junebug Resort, please don't cancel. You can watch Netflix (through the window--you didn't think I was letting you in the house, did you?) now that the internet has been restored, and you'll still receive your gourmet meals. The exercise program has been improved with the addition of yard cleanup.

Franklin is distressed. Since the storm ended, he has wanted to spend all his time in the backyard. He seems to feel that he has to guard the piles of debris. I wish he'd stop and allow someone to steal it.

We were without electricity for 24 hours. Not the end of the world. We read while it was light. Then Favorite Young Man read by flashlight, and I read on my tablet.

Others have suffered far more than we have. It's still difficult to find items such as bread and milk in the grocery stores, but we're fine. Favorite Young Man went back to work on Tuesday. He says some businesses are open. Some remain closed.

I'll provide photos of the crime scene after I finish the book I'm editing and send it back to its author.

And to the man who sent me such interesting text messages during the storm, thanks for the entertainment. We'll keep our little tryst a secret from Willy Dunne Wooters.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug


40 comments:

  1. Nice to hear something upbeat and funny after the storms! Glad you are OK and powered up!

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  2. Good to hear from you, Janie.

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  3. Being without electricity isn't always so bad. You can do all sorts of interesting things when the lights are out.

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    1. Uhhh, no. And even if you had another guest, you don't want an audience.

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  4. LOVED the video & I'm happy that you're OK!!

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  5. Sounds like you are taking it all in stride - what else can you do, when you live in Hurricane country.

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    1. I grew up in tornado alley. I'm used to this weather shit.

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  6. I've been wondering about you, Janie. Glad to get the update and that you're okay. So many people were severely affected.

    That is one of my favourite videos EVER. You can't help but hum, sing, tap or outright dance along. Thanks for reminding me to watch it again.

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    1. It makes me want to dance, too. It feels good.

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  7. Glad you made it through the storms okay and your spirits are up. :-)

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    1. I think everyone in the neighborhood is in a good mood.

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  8. So glad you came through swimmingly (not) and even have electricity back.

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    1. The dogs had to splash through the water for potty breaks during the storm, but they're used to it.

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  9. I am so very glad that you are ok. Thank you for letting us know.
    Love the idea of someone stealing the storm debris. Thieves are just so inconsiderate about what they will and won't take. Picky beasts.

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    1. Franklin is to blame. He's scaring away the debris thieves.

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  10. I am very glad you made it through Irma relatively unscathed :)

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    1. Not having electricity when the weather is cool after the storm is not a hardship.

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  11. I'm so glad you're safe and didn't have any serious damage.
    I'm also relieved it's not necessary to cancel any reservations at Lake Junebug:)

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    1. Keep those reservations, folks. If you cancel, you still have to pay.

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  12. A room without a roof, eh? You are happy on the other side of the tornado.

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    1. No rooms without roofs in this neighborhood.

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  13. Its good to hear its going well on your side. Glad you didn't get hurt and you are all safe, Janie.

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    1. We're in good shape. Thanks for caring, Murees.

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  14. Yaaaay I'm so glad you're ok! Whew!

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  15. At least we will be in good company outside with Franklin! Glad you are well!

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    1. Foz, do you want to hang out with Franklin?

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  16. You seem to be keeping your spirits up even after this tragedy. Good for you.

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    1. It wasn't a tragedy for us, but I sympathize with all the people who experienced great losses.

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  17. You are welco--Uh, I mean, thank you for sharing tales about someone who may have shared lascivious texts.
    Glad to hear you're okay and not the worse for wear. (Is that the right saying?) What are you watching on Netflix? I may hang outside if I can figure out what's going on visually.

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    1. Pickleope! I was trying to keep your identity a secret. Now Willy Dunne Wooters will have to beat you up. I think it's "not any the worse for wear," but you have me confoosed with yer laviscious sexts.

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  18. Hi Janie and Franklin ... glad the family is safe and hasn't suffered too much damage. I feel for people who have suffered ... and wish them all the best - take care ... cheers Hilary

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  19. Glad to see you back here. And 24 hours without electricity is not bad at all!

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  20. Glad that you are okay, Janie! I hope you were able to get your hands on some groceries.

    Love,
    Jessica

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  21. Whew! I'm glad to hear that you made it through okay. Being without electricity is no fun, but at least it was only 24 hours. I keep thinking about what the people down on the Keys are going through and places like Baruda. I hope that you will soon be able to stock up on necessities again. Franklin takes his responsibilities seriously ~ You've got to love dogs! Good luck getting that book edited!

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  22. My parents live in the Jacksonville area, I didn't realize you were there too!

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