Today On The Mississippi

Bright, sunny and warm today!

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Mandy: So while walking along I found something that wasn’t there before.

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Mandy: A speed bump…okay, so I am a retired racing Greyhound, but I haven’t been going that fast!

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5 mph is all that is allowed here.  It feels like forever getting through the park to the road as we are nearly all the way to the back of the park. We don’t even drive down this road, but others do – mostly in golf carts.  It seems nearly everyone out here has a golf cart. We think walking is a much better way to get around.

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The park isn’t all that large.  I’m pretty sure most of the golf carts go over 5 mph.

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We think most people out here are older folks, retired probably. So many of them have elaborate gardens and take really good care of them.

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When we are out on another walk Mandy and I will take photos to show some of the really nice ones.

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Beautiful reflections in the water. You can tell where the cove gives way to the traveling water of the river. The constantly moving river looks so much clearer than the water of the cove. When you are watching the river it moves along at different rates depending on what is going on, and the cove always seems to be standing still. Though I know there is movement in both it doesn’t look like it.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

House – July 30th


They have the roof on and cleaned up, wrapping the outside is done. Windows in.


Below is inside the garage, have the box in and have the inspection board in place…some of the drywall.  Front door and garage access door to the house are leaning in the garage. Not in yet. Floor not yet poured.  Elec. walk through is early tomorrow morning where we can get outlets assigned to where we need them.


Getting some of the insulation in.

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It has suddenly been coming along quickly after a long wait to get going. No doubt it will slow down some once the drywall goes in and the different trades need to get in and ‘do their thing’. We most likely still have about 3 more months, or there bouts, to be able to close and move in.

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Fireplace framed in – living room.


Garage by breaker box. Windows to go in sat in garage.


Some drywall finished in garage.


Laundry & furnace room area.


Transom in dinning area between kitchen and sun room.


Windows in large shower and drying area in Master Bath.


Window in ‘flex room’ between garage and laundry room.


Today On The Mississippi


Beautiful sunshine with the ducks out already soaking up the rays. It is supposed to rain later this afternoon.


And again the river fog swirling over the moving water.   In this photo you also see a log sticking out of the water which turtles sit on and bask in the sun. How much you can see of it depends on how high the water is of course.


Above you can see that they also roast plastic flamingos here. It might be a little hard to see it, but the flamingo is on a spit over fake flames.

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Also a photo of a girl on a pink Harley, battery powered.  Sometimes, going quickly so the lady with her would have to run, then suddenly throwing it in reverse nearly tossing herself off. I’d like to say that the blurring is on purpose to protect the little girl’s identity…but I would be lying. Still you can tell what it is so….   Hey, we run with a tough crowd here, doing tricks on pink Harley’s and roasting flamingos.

Mandy: Ugh, the whole thing just wears me out. (stop with the funny photos Mom!) Mondays are just SO hard.

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Have a Marvelous Monday!

Today On The Mississippi

A bright and sunny morning on the river. No breeze at all, hopefully a little breeze will kick up making for good walks.

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Though if you look closely you will see the river fog as the sun rises and begins warming the earth.

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It is going to be a beauty of a day!

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Mandy: Mom drags me out for walks 3 to 4 times a day…and she shows no mercy in making me trot along. I’d like a Breeze Pleeze!

Have a Fun Friday!

Today On The Mississippi

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Mandy: Yep, Mom is still at the special effects photos….at any rate please enjoy today’s  photos!

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These photos were taken early this morning. These guys were all lined up along the bank of the cove. Something a little different. Usually the geese are not around that early in the morning and normally in a ‘flock’, but today it looked like they came early to line up for a parade.

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Also, instead of hanging around like normal – now a couple hours later, they are all gone.

Whatever the special occasion….have a Thrilling Thursday!