Thonotosassa, Florida - Hillsborough River SP
I think Al might have finally learned to listen to me.
His little jaunt on the overgrown trail not only gave him a tick, but it appears he may have picked up some poison ivy. He is extremely sensitive to it and just has to be near it to start feeling the first symptoms. He has had poison ivy so many times and he has learned when he starts to get the “heebie jeebies” that he likely has been exposed to it.
Hurricane Irene was supposed to bring dryer air to Florida over the week. The forecast was wrong. We got some pretty good rain yesterday afternoon and again overnight, and it’s still raining this morning. That’s okay, we have nowhere to go anyway. Squeaky is not doing well, so we need to be here.
We also got an unpleasant surprise yesterday. Neighbors! With all the empty campsites here, they decided to park right next door! On top of that, they are tenters. I have no problem with tenters if they are a nice family type, but this group makes us want to double check our door locks and not leave anything outside. The guy is all tattooed up and the three women look pretty skanky. I hope this rain will make them re-think their plans, and leave. They might be perfectly nice people, and they really haven’t been a bother. They just look like they are criminals or drug dealers.
I got news from Adsense yesterday. I finally earned enough and they have sent my first check out. I’ll be getting a whopping $104.11. It only took me a few years! I never started my blog to earn money, however, I certainly won’t turn it down. Initially, I started it to help me remember places we had been. As it turns out, the best part of writing a blog is all the new friends I have made. You guys mean a lot to me.
I have decided to change the blog name once again. After all, I write the blog…why should Al get “top billing?” I think it flows better with my name first anyway. Some of you have noted that there were problems loading the header picture when I changed the name. Is that still an issue? Could it be just because I changed then name and after the initial load, it is fine?