Adjusting as we go

Hi everyone,

So here we are. We left Springfield on Monday morning headed to Dallas to change planes for a connection to Fort Walton and the one hour drive to the condo, scheduled to arrive at 3:00 p.m.

From Dallas we reached Fort Walton but couldn’t land because of poor visibility and were diverted to Charlotte, N.C. We eventually got to bed in a hotel at 3:00 a.m. CT.

Up at 9:30, missed breakfast beyond one cup of coffee and an unheated muffin. Off to the airport and wings up, after being stalled on the tarmac for more than half an hour, at 1:00 or so and touched down at Fort Walton by mid-afternoon. We drove our rental car to the condo and walked in slightly more than twenty-four hours after we had expected to.

I worked yesterday morning and kept my Zoom date with kids at Pirates Read through Parkview University in Missouri. This morning we’ll take Jeff back to the airport so he can catch a flight to Las Vegas to hook up with friends for a few days. We keep Petey the dog with us.

So far the goo foffing is not living up to expectations! But we’re here, that’s not at all a bad thing.

And the goo foffing goes on

Hi everyone,

Today ends two weeks without a meeting or a single phone call that required my attention. Good weather, much of it beautiful, some time on the beach or by the pool. Work has gone smoothly. Agreements have been reached for the manuscript due in February so I’m ready to start writing that sometime soon. Not much more I could wish for. I know my blog posts are mostly boring when I’m goo foffing. Sometimes I just don’t have much news.


Hi everyone,

I wrote outside for a while early this morning, sitting at the table with coffee. A dog bark two or three times somewhere but didn’t care enough about the issue to continue. Somewhere a leaf blower with a howling voice finished a small job and unplugged. Light breeze. Blue sky. I love it here when nature behaves itself.

Becoming reacquainted with this place always takes a while. I was writing about flies and not a one came by, but they’re there. A skinny lizard was my only company.