Praying for the people in line for Hurricane Ida.

I drove down to Treasure Island this afternoon, later than normal because of getting the furniture in from the garage. I stopped off at Panera, and had lunch. I really appreciate the one near me, as my bowl of soup wasn’t even half full.

Then to Aldi, and bought lots of good food, and snacks. My old neighbor Ann was going to come down tomorrow, and stay a couple of nights, but was having sinus problems, so backed out.

I am so pleased that she did. I am not complaining, because we are not going through a hurricane, but I walked on the beach around 5 p.m. There were no dead fish, so I started walking, and the wind, and surf were really high. This was from the hurricane coming up the gulf. I had the Red Tide cough, then my eyes started closing, and finally my nose wouldn’t stop running. I walked back with closed eyes, praying that I wouldn’t walk into anything, or anyone, and couldn’t wait to get off the beach.

Once in the apartment I splashed water into my eyes. Dabbed my closed eyes. When they were like a squint, I managed to get eye drops in them. Finally they are half open.

Donna was coming down for a day, so I have just sent her a text, and told her that if it stays like this, then I will probably go home Tuesday or Wednesday. I only come here to walk the beach, in the water’s edge.

I will try the boardwalk tomorrow but it’s not the same. Also I will enjoy a couple of my favorite restaurants.



  1. OMG. I had no idea what red tide was.

    Red tide is a phenomenon caused by algal blooms (Wikipedia definition) during which algae become so numerous that they discolor coastal waters (hence the name “red tide”). The algal bloom may also deplete oxygen in the waters and/or release toxins that may cause illness in humans and other animals.

    Please don’t walk on the beach❣️

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