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Published: January 10th 2017
We settled down in our RV last night to watch the Golden Globe Awards. I see you all got your comfy seat to watch it with us. Lulu, of course, took the front row. Where are her manners? I'm calling Miss Manners to tutor her now! Furnace on cause it's still cold outside.
Our relaxing moment was abruptly interrupted by many flashing police car lights close behind our RV. Something was going on behind us in one of the rental cottages. Cory got up to check it out. He said there were 8 police cars around one of the rental cottages. As he approached closer, a policeman asked who he was, where did he live, etc.? He answered the third degree questions. He was told this was an active crime scene and to go back to his RV. He obeyed.
I can't remember who later told us that there had been a murder....maybe a murder suicide. Questionable facts and rumors were abounding. More friends stopped by and we tried to piece some of the details together. We were limited, though, and still, today, don't really know what did happen. Lulu was pacing (best she could with no legs).
Around a cottage
Tiny Sandy & I wandered over in the direction of the activity, staying along the perimeter. Found another cluster of people gathered behind this cottage. They threw in more comments....accurate or not...we don't know. What we observed was the coroner removing a body from the cottage. We saw photo flashes in the back bedroom. We observed a woman in the park's exercise room with a policeman. She looked distraught and had a white cloth at her neck area. And that's all we know.
I believe this tragedy happened @ 7:30 PM. A couple hours before, Cory and I took a walk (oh, my...more walking) and went in the direction of this cottage. I could hear loud yelling and screaming but thought it was coming from a different cottage.....now, I bet, it was from this crime scene cottage.
Nothing about it on the TV news....just that terrible shooting of the policeman at a Walmart down here (Orlando). We have been in that Walmart before....we used to go over there to get Chip's special food (diabetic) at a Petsmart in the area. What is happening in this world? It needs to stop.
Today, Tiny Sandy & I went up
to the lobby for coffee and hoping to get details on what had actually happened last night at the cottage. No one was talking. I can understand. Loose lips sink ships. We may never know the correct details.
So, sneakers on, the walking ritual resumed. I did lose that pound I had gained so I am back to step one. Same weight that I started at one week ago! Rats! Something is rotten in Denmark. Lulu has tried to comfort me but I just want to see some positive results.....soon.
Cory, Sam, Mike and Dave went to the Mecum Car Auction this morning. Lulu wanted to go but they said "Men Only!" Rats! She licked her wounds all day. I think some of you managed to squeeze in. They had a good time. Did you? Today, was Roadside Memorabilia Day. Besides the gorgeous classic cars to see, they had gas pumps and signs, etc.- all for sale.
Cory said they had no MGA's. I had told him to buy one if they did. Last year, they had some and he didn't buy one! Lulu pictures her hair blowing in the breeze as she sits beside him as
they buzz down the open highway. Not yet, Lulu. You'll have to stick your head out of our Ford Flex's sun roof. That's the closest you'll get to your dream. Of course, her hair is only 1/2 inch long....no flowing locks here. She did have long, gorgeous, wavy hair in the beginning. When we first adopted her, she was quite a lovely doll face. A real looker. Movie star quality. Her hair became far too much for me to manage. I had to brush and style it before every photo. She demanded to look picture perfect every time. The answer to this struggle: cut it off! Obviously I am not a beautician as you can see. I gave her quite a trim. I thought it would grow back. Wrong! Nary a hair on her head has changed over these years. We had words but finally, she has adjusted to her Mia Farrow look. BUT it wasn't easy. My ears still throb from all the yelling and carrying on she did after the haircut. Nothing else I could do. With no arms, she was useless in caring for her own hair. Does she think about that? NO!
While Cory was
away, I used the time to do some housekeeping chores. Wash the clothes, clean the shower and bathroom, clean the bedroom and it's windows, shake the rugs, sweep the floor, clean the front door, play my games on my iPad, check all my other items on the iPad. Cory said I should do the cleaning in stages. That's what I'm doing.
On golf day (Thursday), I'll clean the kitchen and living area and mop the floors. Then I can remove my maid outfit and join the rest of the gang. I do have some computer work to do, also. A woman's work is never done. Feel sorry for me? I hope so. Lulu has wet eyes as she watches me slave away. She would help if she had arms. I'm not complaining.
Cleaning the RV is nothing compared to our big old farmhouse at home. That takes me days to do and I don't do it on a regular basis....mostly when company comes. I used to do it all once a week. HaHa! Not anymore. I have never seen a little dust ruin anything.....it's more like a protective covering - that's what I tell myself. We also have
a sign that says "Welcome to our Cabin". Cabins are never perfectly clean....they are primitive and rustic. They look lived in. That's our place! Lived in!
The other day at Publix, they had small lobster tails on sale for $3.99 each. I bought two. Cory bought steaks. That was supper tonight. Very tasty. Just goes to show you, we don't have to go out every night for a good meal. Cooking was easy and clean-up not bad. Sometimes, it's good to just hang out....as long as we are all together. 🎶🎶🎶Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here!🎶🎶🎶
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