Two unexpected events happened this week that were both special in different ways.
The first one started with an email from Cathie, Ted’s cousin in Louisiana, letting us know she had had to say goodbye to her beloved little rescued poodle, Gypsy. At 16, Gypsy’s health issues were such that the quality of her life was very poor, and Cathie couldn’t let her suffer. Cathie moved a while ago into a new home in a new town near her daughter – after losing her husband, our beloved Charlie. In the move, family photographs had been misplaced, and in her grief that day she’d discovered she couldn’t find a single photograph of Gypsy. Her words were, “Brenda, do you remember when you did that blog where readers sent in photos of their pets? I think I sent one in of Gypsy. Do you think you can find it?”
Fortunately, my blog site has a search feature. Once I found the right blog (it was in the Lake Blackshear blog, not the Mackinac Island one), all I had to do was enter “Gypsy” into the search block, and the post, “Angels in Fur Coats” popped right up. It was written in April of 2010. From there, finding Gypsy was easy . . .
The second event began with another unexpected text – this one from a blog reader in Illinois. Barb and husband Doug were touring Florida for a month in their motorhome and would be in St. Augustine for a week. Could we possibly meet for lunch? We sure could!
Just in case you haven’t heard . . . .
The mighty Huron didn’t make a run on Saturday nor Sunday because of ice conditions, and Monday’s ferry has also been cancelled. Folks planning on leaving the island today or tomorrow will need to fly off. The folks at Arnold aren’t saying they’re done for the reason though. They’re waiting to see if an upcoming storm will blow enough ice out of the bay to allow the ferry to condition running. Transportation by ferry will be determined on a day-to-day basis for the next few days.
Hoping all of you are enjoying a wonderful Valentine’s Day. We’re going out to dinner tonight with several Sunset Inlet couples to a newly opened restaurant on the Intracoastal. Should be a very fun evening.