My mother was a huge fan of mystery novels – police procedurals to be precise. Most of her favourite authors were from the UK, but at one point she stopped reading them. The reason? “It’s always foggy and raining in England.” She couldn’t take it anymore. πŸ™‚

She would not be enjoying our weather this summer. The only breaks we’ve had from fog and humidity have been a few days with really high temperatures – and humidity.

I wanted to mow the lawn before things got wild (see below). I’m actually way overdue for that chore, but it was really hot and miserable yesterday. I thought I’d wait and then Fred arrived with his showers – so maybe I’ll get it done tomorrow.

At the risk of annoying Ahuva, I had to take photos this morning in warm, damp, fog. It’s not my fault – I can only show you what’s in front of the camera. Today’s weather includes some rain thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Fred.

It’s possible that things could get more dramatic in a couple of days. We’re planning for the possibility that Henri will decide to visit us sometime between early Sunday and Tuesday. He may or may not become a hurricane but a storm is a storm. The forecast will change multiple times between now and then – right now on my Hurricane App 2 of the 5 tracks have him hitting us directly. I’m assured that “It never happens. Well except for a few years ago.” That’s comforting but I’ll charge my chargers anyway. πŸ™‚

If you don’t hear from me on Monday it’ll be because the power went out. Don’t infer disaster from that – the power goes out when somebody looks at the cable sideways. We’ll be fine.

Oh, one other thing about visitors today. A friend came for coffee (at 6:00 am, grumble), opened the back door and yelled for me to “get the gun”!

When I moved here I thought that East Coast slugs were cute – I mean they’re less than half the size of the banana slugs on the West Coast. They’re loving the weather so much this year that they’re growing to almost 5 inches.

A few were on my back porch and they freaked out my friend. “I’m 56 years old and I’ve never seen a slug that big on this Island”. Pfffft – they’re wusses out here. πŸ™‚


  1. love that last picture!! so i guess we should start budgeting for a generator, right? πŸ™‚ “storms never hit us” –> absolutely guaranteed to bring on the storm. /me starts looking at generator ads

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    1. LOL I looked at generators when I first came. In fact when I had the wiring redone I had a separate panel put in just so a generator could be run safely. Also had a plug put on outside of house to handle one.
      Someday I’ll get one. πŸ™‚
      Just remembered – I also got a cover for the day I succumbed to the lure of buying one.
      Someday πŸ™‚


      1. what kind of generator did you look at – a whole house one? they are price-y. We have one that runs on propane. what we liked about that was that we ALWAYS have propane tanks for the grill. That way we didn’t worry about fuel going stale in the generator or not having super-charged battery. We have very heavy duty extension cords that we run from the generator in the garage into our house. we can run both refrigerators and power other things as well. if you never considered that kind of generator you might want to look at them. they are also very easy to start up.

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      2. It’s been a while πŸ™‚
        It wasn’t going to be a whole house until the electricians said it wouldn’t take much for this place. I know I was looking at an electric start and even remote start (so I wouldn’t have to go out in a blizzard lol). I’ll have to go find my notes.


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