I got up late this morning, rubbed the sand from my eyes, and in a state of being half awake put the coffee pot under the spigot, tuened the handle — turned it the other way , tapped it on top, — by now my brain was getting into gear — says my brain — “Something is wrong here” because this is what I got!!!
But what a great Island — our neighbor is the Island plumber, and his whole family are very nice people — and they are friends — and the take care of us “From away or From below folks” (Below the mac Bridge) even when we are “Below” — They also take pride in making sure that our home is tended to — The plumber’s father drives the dead-end road here every morning just to check things out — often stops for a chat and 1/2 coup of coffee. ‘spect he only takes 1/2 cup ’cause I bet he gets many 1/2 cups before he returns home — being the local verbal newspaper and gossip editor is a tuff job U know!!!
That was a long story just to let you know that the spigot is now gushing H2O and that Island life is quite a pleasant way to retire!
Oh, I had another problem — I look like a very shaggy dog — hair pointing every which way and getting into my eyes when the wind blows — which is very much today — 20+- mph. So I call my local friend to see what she can do about that. OOPS! she is going off (That means off-Island) on the 4:10 (That means the 4:10 ferry boat) and right now she must play her league golf match. — Wellll – the nerve of some people — actually last time she cut my hair, she ran down from the little landing strip on the Island just to cut my hair and then she ran back up to the strip to hop into a little airplane — climb to 10,000 feet and jump out — with an instructor and a parachute of course. I run up and snap a few photos with my iPhone:
Anyway — — we decided, this time, I will take the 12:10 (Go over-seas – I mean over-lake) and go to a mainland village 25 away and get the deed done this time. — C both problems solved.
Yesterday I told you of Grandpa soliciting for advertisements for play program — well I discovered he had to pay for play or the play director?– well here is some excerpts from around the same time in 1900: “Very very cold but had 26 pupils in forenoon — school room cold — afternoon 20 pupils.” now Thursday “very, very cold Paid miss Shaffer 40 cents for play and 7 cents for bread” Saturday “Ellie (Grandma) is sewing hooks and eyes on her brown waist.”
Hey gotta run and catch the 12:10.