Yeah! I didn’t forget to post tonight – although I think Bear was wishing I would!
Anything resembling Winter has fled the scene down here in Florida, and we are well on our way to Spring. With the time change on Sunday, it’s as though the sleepy little town of Beverly Beach has awakened from its winter nap and is now coming alive. For the last couple of mornings we’ve watched a Pelican nose-dive into the water of our inlet just a few feet from the corner of our house, coming up with fish after fish. And when we take the dogs out in the backyard for their last potty break in the evening, we can hear fish jumping and splashing like crazy just off our seawall. Such different sights and sounds from being at the lake.
Speaking of the lake, Ted spent three nights there last weekend while he was in Georgia on business. He stayed with Ed and Sally Feagin and had a great time seeing all our friends and catching up on what everyone is up to!
As the days warm up, we are meeting more and more of our neighbors. We love how Sunset Inlet is conducive to all of us getting to know each other. We walk Bear and Maddie at least once a day right by several of our neighbors’ backyards, and people are beginning to cook out on grills and gather at fences to chat. It reminds me a little bit of Mackinac in that way! Of the 31 lots in Sunset Inlet, there are only 8 lots and 2 spec houses left. What a long way it has come since we were the 2nd (or 3rd) buyers in the subdivision!
WINTER GIVING WAY ON MACKINAC!
Of all the months of the year, March and April are probably the only months I wouldn’t particularly want to be on the island. It’s a time of melting snow, meaning slush and watery puddles. Islanders try to keep their snowmobiles going as long as possible, but soon bikes will be back on the streets, and the snowmobiles will go back in storage (ruling out a late snow storm, of course).
Molly McGreevy Update: Molly is back on the island following her surgery and is slowly beginning the healing process. She has been having a lot of very intense pain, but it lessens a little each day. She somehow managed to get into the little Great Lakes Air plane for the trip from St. Ignace to Mackinac, but she sure was exhausted when she got home. She asked that I thank everyone for prayers lifted and requests that healing prayers be continued. She doesn’t know yet when her chemo sessions will begin. Several readers have asked about Molly’s address. It’s P.O. Box 474, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Here’s a short, but very neat video about winter on Mackinac – featuring some of my favorite islanders!
Here’s the batch of kitties I photographed today. I’m constantly amazed at the beautiful coloring of some of these cats!
That’s it for tonight! I’m a little more long-winded than my Bear-boy, but lots to talk about tonight! Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Sunday evening, good Lord willing.