I'll have the local taxi number handy just in case.
It was on 25th September last year that I first met Daphne. It was a day I will never forget. But that aside, it was also the day I first met Daphne !
She'd commented on my blog about a year earlier and then me on hers and, well you know how it goes. It now seems like I've known her all my life - oh dear God but it does seem so - and what a wonderful friend she has become.
Ok enough head swelling words already.
So I'm off to Florida again a week tomorrow and I can't wait. Sea, sand and sunshine for 6 months.
(loud sounds of tyres screeching and brake pads smoking)
But hang on a minute. Back up there buddy. Sunshine ? Well sure, it's the sunshine state after all. It's on their licence plates and everything.
Well I've just looked at the 10 day weather forecast for Sebring and on the day I arrive it shows scattered thunder storms and a 60% chance of rain. Never mind eh. That's a sort of frebee day as I'll be travelling from Miami and then very tired so who cares if it rains ? Fair enough.
Next day, Friday, how does it look ? Whoa, hang on, there is a pattern developing here. Not to mention a spot of deja vu. Scattered t-storms and a 60% chance of rain AGAIN. WTF ?
Actually it's fine. It's ok, it really is. This is just October in Florida. Rains a lot. I know that from previous trips. And after all, I've been acclimatising myself for it over the past 6 months. I'm ready for rain. We've had a bit of it here this summer after all.
What we've not had much of is heat. Heat is what I'm not been used to since I left Florida last March. It's been sadly missing here this summer.
On those two first days in Sebring the temperature will be 88F (31C).
Ahhhh now that I can take. Bring it on.
I'll try not to mention the weather too many times over the next 6 months.
I'll try not to post too many photos of palm trees and white sandy beaches.
I'l try not to write about lying on top of the bed at night as it's so warm.
I'll try not to mention ice cream melting before you can get it to the car.
I'll try not to post about swimming in the pool on Christmas Day.
I'm not promising anything. But I'll try.