I am home!
Back in Key West!
Slept in my own bed last night!
Everything is good again!
Corey picked me up at the airport at 9:30. A terrific son in law!
The weather was just right when I arrived. Neither warm nor cool. Corey and I talked about the weather. He said it was perfect this past week. Like early December. He also told me a storm was developing in the Caribbean south of Cuba. Could be a problem next week.
It was a 3 plane trip home. Syracuse to Philadelphia to Miami to Key West. I left Utica at 9:30 in the morning and arrived in Key West at 9:30 in the evening.
I lucked out on the longest leg of the trip. Philly to Miami. Was upgraded to first class. I was having trouble with those check in machines in Syracuse. A nice female attendant helped me. I asked if I could have exit row seats. She said how about first class!
Ineptness has its rewards!
I bought my ticket over Cheap Tickets. A good deal. Except I had to change airlines in Miami. A long haul from one end of the airport to the other. Even a train ride. And the longest airport walk ever afterward.
It has been years since I flew through Miami. The airport needs cosmetic updating. It is starting to look seedy.
All the newspapers ran front page updates yesterday on the Bank of America story. The sales issue I commented on yesterday was now described as “foreclosures and foreclosure sales.”
I spoke about the Bank of America problem two weeks ago on my radio show. The newspapers at the time were talking about J P Morgaan Chase and GMAC. What about Bank of America, I asked. A major mortgage lender and sinner, also.
Six months ago I did a whole radio show on the mortgage debacle as I saw it at the time. No one was talking about the bank screw ups then. I knew they had to exist. A bank cannot lend all that money and sell the paper without short cutting the system. Nor could it peform so many foreclosures properly. There had to be improprieties. I was a voice in the wilderness. Glad this phase of an American tragedy is now being exposed for public and legal scrutiny.
Still dark outside. I can hear the water. A comforting sound. That and the wind in the palm trees. Happy to have both surrounding me.
The first thing this morning is visiting Lisa and the grandkids. Missed them!
Then a manicure. It has been two weeks. My nails look like I am preparing for a Dracula audition.
Don’s Place this afternoon. I have missed my friends.
Hope Marty is back in town. Where are you, Marty?
Sunday dinner this evening with Lisa and the family.
I watched my diet this past week while up north. Religiously. I have become a vegetarian of sorts. I did not lose a pound! Pants are looser. But no satisfaction at the scale. I have to add working out to the agenda.
Enjoy your day!