It has been over three years since my brother-in-law was rear ended by an elderly woman who was driving without a license and with no insurance. My sister has had to stop working full-time in order to take care of him with all the doctor and lawyer appointments that have taken over their lives. He is in major pain 95% of the time and has to take numerous medications in order to even get out of bed. If there is any moisture in the air what-so-ever it is even worse, so when it rains and/or snows they know that it will not be a good day for him at all. On a pain scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst, he is usually suffering with at least a 7 on the scale and when it rains and/or snows it becomes a 10 real quick.
They have an attorney but I’m not seeing any progress from him and like I said it has been well over three years, maybe even four years at this point, I’ve seemed to have lost count of the time since this nightmare started for the both of them and their family. I’ve been trying to convince them to change to a different attorney. I’ve heard so many good things about Boone and Davis, who are Personal Injury Lawyers Fort Lauderdale and have sent my sister the link to their website a few times, but I don’t think she has taken any action as of yet. Boone and Davis have worked together for over 30 years throughout the entire state of Florida. Check out the video that they have on their home page and that can be found on YouTube.com as well. I think that I will just send the link to the video this time around and see if that gets their attention instead of just their website information.
Well is seems that the Carolina’s are taking another relative away from us. This time it is my Uncle Jack and my Aunt Jill (I know, Jack and Jill, ha ha ha) who are planning on selling their old homestead in Front Royal in the beautiful state of Virginia and heading down a bit further south to the beautiful state of North Carolina. It used to be that folks would end up down in Florida, which is known as The Land of Sunshine, but now it appears that North and South Carolina are the hot spots for many people looking for a much warmer climate to spend their golden years enjoying.
The Internet has made finding the perfect retirement location a much easier task to tackle. Just by typing a few keywords such as “Cullasaja Club” can open many doors that you would never have the opportunity to check out without the use of the Internet. I know for a fact that the mountains in North Carolina are just about as beautiful as the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia are which I would love to live a lot closer to myself. It’s no wonder there are so many folks are moving down there. At least I have several places that I can stay at when I end up down around that area from time to time, with good-hearted and fun-loving people who I know well and care deeply for.
When they end up with a signed contract on the house and actually relocate the story will then be told that Jack and Jill went up the mountain, instead of the old classic Jack and Jill went up the hill! Bless their hearts, they have heard just about everything there is to say about the old Jack and Jill nursery rhyme. They knew what they were getting into back when they first hooked up over 40 years, good thing they have a sense of humor.
Earlier today I read an article on Wiki about sand castles that lead me to “World Grandmaster Sand Sculpting Champion Rich Varano” and his website Sandworld.co.uk/richardvarano.html. He’s from Florida, so I’m sure he has a lot more access to sand to practice and ply his trade than most people. Evidently he travels all over the world to compete in sand castle building competitions. The photos on his website are awe-inspiring. Check it out for inspiration before you head to the beach this summer. If you need lessons, he gives them!
World Sand Sculpting Champion
Hopefully I will be in Florida, the last week of February. I’m sure that it will be too darned cold to do anything but bundle up and take a walk on the beach at that time of the year. So I don’t think I’ll be seeing any beautiful babes in their bikinis or any sand sculpting going on, but who knows what tricks Mother Nature has up her sleeve for us at that time of the year in Florida. As long as no hurricanes want to land while we are there I will be happy as a clam down there in the middle of winter, of all times to go to the Land of Sunshine.
Several years ago we had a horrendous ice storm in the area. People had little warning that it would be so bad and conditions worsened so quickly that most people were doing their best to just get home safely, much less go to the store and stock up on provisions.
When my secretary and her family lost their electricity for more than 2 days, i drove over in my 4 wheel drive and picked her up with her husband, their 3 kids and their 2 dogs. That was a rough ride back to my house – which never did lose the electricity, thank God. We inflated 5 air mattresses and laid them out in the dining room like a mini-bunkhouse. The family slept there for 5 days until the electricity was back on in their own house.
It’s a good thing I had stocked up on cheap air mattress for camping trips – they got put to good use. That ice storm was quite an adventure and I hope we don’t ever go through that again. It’s too bad that I don’t still have the same secretary now, she had to move closer to her aging parents down to South Carolina and the kids have seemed to adjust to the move all right. We keep in touch, two of the boys are on Facebook and we chat from time to time which makes me feel good that they remember me and that I’ll be able to see what they are up to and how they turn out.
This is the time of the year that we hear from friends and family that we don’t always get to see or hear from during the rest of the year. Especially since people are up and moving farther and farther away these days. I’m so glad that I finally agreed to give Facebook a try. It is amazing how many people I have found on there that I don’t think I would have ever been back in contact with if not for Facebook. As popular as Facebook is with so many people, it blows my mind that some people are still using MySpace and other social networking sites, but apparently there isn’t a short supply of people feeling the need to socialize on the Internet.
Did you know that Facemash was the Facebook’s predecessor which opened back on October 2003 and that MySpace was founded in July 2003. It wasn’t until February 2004 when Facebook, as we know it now, was launched. Facebook has gone through a lot of changes in those 8 years and who knows what it will be like 8 years from now. The possibilities are mind-blowing.
Last night I found a gal that I had dated for well over a year, right out of high school we were, on Facebook. She has been married several times since then, finding her wasn’t an easy task, but it felt good to finally have managed to narrow it down and actually find her. She is currently a copywriter, works from home, is again a single mother with three boys and lives in Wisconsin, of all places. She took some time to described to me What Exactly Is Copywriting all about, at least the type of copywriting that she is currently involved in and it sounds like it is working out well for her situation right now, with trying to raise three boys in a crazy world.
I was surprised to find that she plans on continuing working from home until her boys are out of school and then move even further north up to Alaska. I never even knew she liked the cold weather, considering we spent a good amount of the summer we had together on the beach. I wish her the best of luck. I don’t think we will ever be running into each other considering I enjoy the warm weather states and she has turned into an Eskimo.