Friday, August 21, 2009

Another Season Passes

photo credit: Sandy Feet


There are still a bunch of people on SPI, although the massive droves appear to be gone until next year. It was a good year, aside from being dry. I guess a bunch of rain would have hurt the tourism industry, but we're ready for rain now.

It's my favorite time of year now, all the way until when the first cool northers blow in sometime at the end of October or early November. It's when us islanders start doing stuff, like that remodeling project or fixing the lawn (if it would rain, thank you). We're looking at a new back porch patio door, for example. I had to go to remedial school just to learn how to get the engineering and permitting in the works! Fortunately, I know the local engineer and the building permit dude, so all isn't that bad - just involves pushing some paper for Texas Windstorm and of course, paying more money than you originally thought.

On the news front, not much to report other than Dewey the city manager abruptly left office on Thursday morning, details not known and nobody is talking. The body surfing was good yesterday and we might hit the beach for another session today. Sure is nice on the beach now, honest.

3 comments:

Lucinda said...

I am usually still traveling this time of year, so it feels strange to be here now. I love the nearly-deserted beach at sunrise - perhaps that is obvious from all the sunrise photos on my flickr stream...

I am -slowly - working on the footpath to Dad's Annex and getting the yard ready for the fall backyard concert season. He would have turned 79 on Aug. 25th...

The weather doesn't have to change for it to feel like fall.

Mike said...

So 'Lil Napoleon is gone. What goes around comes around!

Sam said...

Hey is that Miguel formerly of the southern banana republic of Padre? I bet you feel some vindication, given your history, although us locals are quite frankly confused ... and nobody is talking about Dewey like what really happened. We are trying to have a going away party for him (heck why not) but he won't even answer the phone. Seems odd. Somebody called trumps I guess.