Friday, January 19, 2018

Brrrr…Our Second Round of Winter

Home at Holiday / Tarpon Springs area

Strawberries in the cold, picture from Google Images

When we arrived back in Florida on January 5th, just two weeks ago, it was COLD.  It lasted two nights…a little longer in the central part of the state where they have to run sprinklers on the Strawberries to keep them from freezing…the layer of ice is better than straight freezing weather.  The good news, the cold makes the Strawberries sweeter…the bad news, they are not on our diet yet.

Tarpon Springs Temps

This past Wednesday night it got cold again…down to 30 degrees.  I actually wore long pants to church Wednesday night!  (Yes mom, LONG PANTS!).  Sunday morning it was around 48 degrees, and our Pastor walked up and said, “You do know it is winter here, right?”  I proudly told him that I didn’t move to Florida to wear long pants!  He laughed.  Last night it was around 34 degrees, and tonight it will probably stay in the 40’s.  I think Winter is over here in Florida…at least for me, as I sit here without shoes or socks on, in short pants, and no shirt.  Yes, it is 47 out there right now (as shown in picture above)…

Dr ExamMarcia has complete three doctor exams now, with two more to go.  Good news, the Ear, Throat and Nose doctor said she doesn’t need to come back until she feels she needs something.  They have been monitoring nodules on her thyroid, which have not changed in over 3 years…so that is good.  The bad news…the Neurologist she has been seeing has retired, so we have to break in another one.  Good news, her primary doctor found us one who will see Marcia early next month.  That is wonderful because Mammogramlast time it took us months to get into see one until we finally hunted one down ourselves.  Unfortunately, he too retired a few years ago, and she was lucky to find a Neurologist who had treated her many years ago before he took off due to cancer.  This past December he decided to retire for good.  We hope he can travel and relax a bit…he is a good guy.  So only two more appointments, and two special exams….bone density and the dreaded press machine.  Looks like she will all be finished by early March.

Well…time to feed a little puppy dog.  Until next time….


  1. Not to make you feel bad, but the low here was 45, the high 70 degrees yesterday!! I'm loving it!! Are you sure you're in Florida and not California??

    1. Well, it is 1:30 and 65 degrees today...will be in 70's tomorrow through Tuesday, Wednesday back into the 60's. But the night temps will be in the 50's and 60's all week! Winter is OVER!

  2. Here in north Alabama we are having our first pleasant day for a spell. Up to 60 perhaps. We've been seeing the 20's during the day and single digits at night. Even at 60 too cold for me to wear shorts and no socks!

    1. Today (Sunday) it was in the 70's, it is still 68 now at 6:15, and will only get down to 61 Winter is Over!!! (and yes, wore shorts to church today...we have a very informal church)


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