Summer Finally Arrived

It is now official. Summer finally arrived!

The sun is out, it's above 60 during the day, the flowers are daring to bloom and I can leave the windows open! Now we just have to believe it will last more than a couple of days. And to top it off, it's crab season!

The 4th of July was the summer kickoff with a barbecue at Bill's property and then to North Beach yesterday for the first potluck of the season. People coming out of hibernation, ready for the Vitamin D. Grab it while it's here!

The potlucks are so much fun - it was the usual bunch of people and it doesn't seem to matter what food anyone brings, it always works so well. The drink of choice - at least with the girls - has changed from wine to gin. For me, wine seems to acidic and for the others, I don't know really.  So there was a variety of brands and a lot of sliced limes! A true taste of summer, with the spare ribs, salads, chicken, appies and desert. And fresh corn which went straight on the grill and I have the leftovers and need to figure out something to do with them. Corn pudding?

This place is amazingly beautiful when the sun comes out. The air is clean and clear, the colors pop and everywhere people are smiling.

This is when every visitor says, "Oh, we should move here!" Then winter rolls around and reality sets in. Give them two years and they head south again. Just like I will do as soon as I can.

But while it is good - you just can't beat it.

My latest eBay adventure is turning into something more than I had anticipated and it's all good. My friend Bill, the same Bill who has loaned me a car is a collector of MANY things and he and I are going to list his stuff on eBay and other auction sites. Stuff ranges from old collectible cameras and car manuals to enormous boat engines, props and cars and trucks. Lots of collectibles and my favorite so far, an old dynamite blaster like you see in the old western movies! It is a classic and I know I am going to be constantly amazed at what is hidden and stored out there. His 10 acres is a veritable treasure trove as he has been saving and collecting his entire life.

Next week, I will be spending three days in the Kangen store which I think is going to work out well. I get customers and while no one is there, can do any other work as there is wi-fi there. And it gets me out of the house so I am not so isolated. A good thing all round. Pat said last night how well I look and I can only attribute it to the water - because  really nothing else has changed. There are still the usually stresses (minus one giant one) but still my life is not a bed of roses yet. So it has to be the Kangen water!