Blairsville, Ga (high 78, low 61)
Another cold front made it’s way south this week. We had to turn the heat on when it got down to 48 degrees one night. Being Floridians, we can’t get over how it could be this cool in July….but we love it. It’s warming back up today but if it stays cloudy, I don’t think we’ll see any 80’s.
We’ve been busy working around here on the rv sites. Our friends Terry and Ralph had rented our other site for the month of July, but they have gone back to the Tampa area. Now that the lot is vacant, and we can work without disturbing anyone, we’ve been trying to do a little maintenance there.
We’ve been meeting more of our neighbors, and many more in Rivers Edge II, which is our sister rv park. It turned out that it was a good thing because one of those ladies came to our rescue.
Anybody that has been reading our blog, knows that we are both serious animal lovers. We can’t stand to see a homeless of mistreated animal.
When we were here last year, we met a couple that always took their two cats riding on their golf carts. The cats were were much loved pampered indoor cats.
This is a family picture from last year. Notice the two “brothers” on the back of the cart.
This year, we only saw him once and noticed the cats were left to wander around outside.
We started wondering if one of them was ill or something, and then became concerned that the cats were being fed.
We finally asked around and found out that she (and I can’t remember her name) was killed in a car accident a few months ago. He has since found a new girlfriend who is allergic to cats. Apparently he stays with the girlfriend and the cats were left pretty much unattended at the Rv. We tried not to get involved, because we certainly couldn’t take them in, but I lost sleep a few nights worrying about them, so we started feeding them.
It turned out that he had left food for them inside the Rv and one of the bay doors was left open with access to the inside of the 5th wheel. We didn’t know this at the time.
In the meantime, I happened to mention the situation to Angie ( a nice lady in the neighboring Rv park). She was also upset at the situation the cats were in, and she started feeding them as well.
Angie is my hero because she got busy and contacted everyone she knew and after only a few days, she found a nice home for both of the cats. They will be indoor cats again and will not be separated. Yea Angie!
Duane (the man who lost his wife) agreed to surrender his beloved cats but was upset about losing them. I think he should have found a new girlfriend and kept the cats, but he was not used to living without a wife and was not able to do much for himself. I told Al that if I should die, I would want him to find someone else (hopefully not in three months) but that she better LOVE cats! If he neglected the cats, I would come back and haunt him!
Now that the cats are safe, Al and I can quit worrying.
We met another lady that paints rocks. When we first met her, she had a big rock that kind of looked like the face of a bear.
She painted the face and Al really liked it, so we bought it from her. It’s a big rock.
Here is is under our flag pole.
and a close up
The next photo is our beautiful hydrangea. It will start to turn pink soon.
We’ve been planting flowers.
This is a hibiscus that is hardy in this zone, but looks more like it belongs in the Keys.
and some coneflower also known as Echinacea
We have managed to find some time to do a little reading.
Notice the blanket I have covering my feet.
Some of our neighbors in the soybean field.
Well, it looks like the sun is coming out, so I guess I’d better get busy.