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Our hero Jack Chrisman, and a day in the country

My good brother Andy, visiting from England was running short of his essential Warfarin medicine.  I remembered that my friend and colleague the Revd John Chrisman (Capt. U.S. Navy Ret.)

Jack was good enough to give Andy enough Warfarin to use for the next few days before he (Andy) returns to the U.K.

Many thanks Jack, we are sorry that Donna was not at home when we visited this morning.


Then I took Andy and his wife Izzy to downtown Arcadia, the County seat of DeSoto County.

I had told them that Arcadia is a town that time forgot.  There are so many vacant lots where homes destroyed by Hurricane Charley in 2004 were razed to the ground and never rebuilt.

The main street has some attractive old buildings (it looks like a T.V. "Western" town) but it is all but dead.

What business is there is devoted to Antique andchachki stores.

More Fun and Games in Sarasota

Andy and Izzy took a Le Barge Boat Tour out to Sarasota Bay.

They saw some "ginormous" houses some of which which are owned by the idle rich, and some by retirees who worked and saved well to fund their retirements.

Izzy and Andy were more impressed with the marine life. They were lucky enough to see some Manatees and many Dolphins.  Wow!

The next two pictures are from Sarasota Bay but they were found on Google images, i.e. Izzy did not take them

My family members from Bristol U.K. are enchanted with Siesta Key, FL

Andy  (my brother) and Izzy (his wife, my sister in law) are delighted to be in Sarasota, and on Siesta Key.  I am so glad that they are here.

They are staying at Island Beach Resort, Siesta Key, Sarasota on the Gulf side of Midnight Pass Road.  They are in view of the the Beach, a two minute walk away.

It's been their pleasure to join other residents and renters at the Island Beach Resort at 5:00 p.m. and sit on beach side deck-chairs, there to nurse a glass of wine (or Guinness Stout for Andy) as they  rejoice in our lovely Gulf of Mexico sunsets.

Izzy took these pics.

Who could ask for anything more!

Andy, Izzy and I went to the Humane Society of Sarasota this afternoon as I continued my search for a dog.
I was very much taken with this beauty,  a Catahoula Leopard Mix,

She is so bright, full of energy and well trained. I declined to put a $10 holder on her, 'cause…

Family visiting me from the U.K. (and other good things) (not in chronological order)


Pins and Needles (and a good family visit)

Darn it all, I am getting Pins and Needles in my right leg when I drive my brand new Kia Forte Car.

So much so that my leg goes numb - with possibly dangerous results.

Driving north on Beneva St (Sarasota)  last Saturday evening I lost all sense in that leg.  I came to the Amish Road Crossing just a wee bit south of Bahia Vista,but as an Amish woman tried to cross I pressed the accelerator instead of the brake.  I zoomed past her, and no-one was hurt.  But it was a close call.

Today I bought a seat cushion for the car to raise me up a bit.

It seems to be helping.


My good brother Andy and his wife Izzy are here from the U.K..  It is so good to see them.

They are staying at  on Siesta Key

Izzy and I had lunch at Panera Bread today (Andy was sleeping off his jet lag).

After lunch I drive them up to the big parking lot on Siesta Key so that they could enjoy the https://www.siesta…

Ear Worm - two nights in a row. Aargh

Now I pass it on to you

Well lookee here

As tired as can be.  Brother Andy and sister in law Izzy after a l..o...n...g trip from Bristol U.K. to Siesta Key FL.  I met them at TPA and drove them to their rental. Andy is holding a Bristol Rovers Football Club towel just to annoy me!  (I support the best team in our home city -  Bristol City Football Club).

Island House Beach Resort, Siesta Key.  Their home for the next two weeks.