Lutz, Florida (high 88, low 66)
I rode along with Al to Indian Rocks Beach yesterday. We thought he could spray the account and then we could find something interesting to do.
When we pulled up to the beach house, it was raining so hard we couldn’t even get out of the truck. It usually doesn’t rain too long in Florida, so we just decided to wait it out. Sure enough in about 15 minutes the storm had passed by.
How about this amazing view the owners have from their beach house?
More rain was coming, and Al had another account he needed to do, so we headed back inland, and didn’t get to enjoy the beach.
On the way home we spotted this lone Roseatte Spoonbill. This guy was a good distance away so I had to zoom way in. I was surprised to see the gator right in front of him when I downloaded the photo.
It looks like the Spoonbill may have been a bit surprised about the gator as well.
As we headed back home, we got caught in another heavy rainstorm. I think we just kept driving right into the moving storm.
It ended up raining off and on most of the day and night. We sure need the rain, so it was a good thing.
Last night Al noticed a text from the customer with the beach house. It says…”we found ants up in the attic on the cottage and please check them out.” Al rarely gets texts and didn’t even know he got it until last night. It was sent yesterday morning. So poor Al is heading all the way back there today…..he was NOT a happy camper when he got the message, but it was our fault for not noticing the text. Neither of us text and we prefer not getting any texts.
I think I will call Verizon and see if I can have texts blocked from our phones. I have the Droid smartphone, so if I need to contact someone I usually send emails. Al has a regular “dumb” phone, but is usually with me and my Droid.
So, since I’m “home alone”, it might be a good day to do some house cleaning….or call my friend in Arkansas.