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Monday, December 7, 2009

A Slow Monday

I'm having the same old problems with connectivity this evening. After about 45 minutes of frustration and trying to keep a signal I turned everything off and unplugged the power cord I normally use to save the battery, and then turned it all back on again. Things are decent so I am not going to push my luck. I noticed that I have to wait a very long time when I try to comment on someone else's blog, so I've decided that tonight I'm not going to make any comments. Sorry, but I'm at least able to read your blogs.

The US flag was flying over the Fort today, although at half mast in honor of those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Things were very slow today but when there was a scheduled tour, the people usually came into the store so sales weren't too dismal. I was on my own a lot of the day, although Patty, my boss, helped me open and close which I appreciated. Now I'm off for two days and then the candle-light tours will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, so I will have to play dress up. I'm not altogether excited about that but I don't want to be the only person not in 1860's dress.

Alligator information: The weather is a bit cold for the gators. The 8 ft gator is out in the marsh somewhere - I'm told they usually burrow down in the ground to stay warm and will come out when the weather is sunny and gets a bit warmer. I'm not sure where the baby is but I don't think it is in the moat right now - could be though. I don't know what I would do if I walked up on an alligator while daydreaming about something else.

When I was walking the dog yesterday afternoon I had to run back for my camera when I saw this Diamond Casino ship going up the river.

Then as I was nearly back at the rig I looked up to see a huge container ship, so ran back over to the river to try to get pictures of it.

By the time it got closer it was too long to fit into the picture, but I thought I would include this one any way.


  1. I'm not sure what I would do if I happened upon a gator!! When we were workamping at Hagerman NWR I was always careful taking our little dogs out at night...lots of poisonous snakes and coyotes. Never saw the coyotes but did see many snakes.
    Just be careful and perhaps you won't ever see the gator.

    Take care,
    Mike and Gerri

  2. With all that running back & forth for your camera your going to be too slim to fit into your 1860's costume anyway. Kelly tells me that even when I get dressed up I still look like I crawled out of the last century:((

  3. You've been sounding so much more upbeat in the last days. Maybe you needed to be needed...as in responsibilities, a schedule? I don't know...something seems different. :)
    Thanks for the photos. I love to be near water.
    Have a good night. :)

  4. Nice pictures Gypsy. Now, we just need to see one of this mysterious Gator!!

  5. Nice Pic's Gypsy,it seems by your past few blogs that you are in quite an interesting place.
    I dont comment much but I do read your blog every day and enjoy it.