I did my good deed for the year during the night. Maybe for the next ten years.
I received a telephone call at 4 this morning. A friend was in trouble, needed help. It was out of bed, into clothes, and into town.
As a result, I am dead tired. Probably will be all day.
Duval at 4 in the morning is strange. Almost no one on the street. It was like everyone had disappeared. Only the buildings remained. Eerie.
Bloomberg Business did a survey to determine the 20 richest small towns in America. Key West one of them. Came in 13th.
I question the survey result. The survey was based on real estate values and median salaries. Real estate values have been out of whack in Key West for years. Whether buying or renting. The mean salary based on the survey was in the low $50,000 area. Not many making that much. There must be an unusual number of millionaires residing in Key West to raise the average to that level.
So much for the study.
Yesterday was the anti-gravity treadmill in the morning, lunch at Roostica and the Galleon’s Sunset Tiki Bar at cocktail time.
I thought I would run into Jean, Sheila and David at the bar. Generally their friday haunt. Found out Jean left town two days ago, and Sheila and David were no where to be found.
Someone put their arms around me from the back. It was Pati. We spent a couple of pleasant hours together.
JJ bartending. He previously worked the Chart Room. A great personality. He was thin. Obviously lost weight. Told me 20 pounds. How, I asked. He is building something outside. He is at it from 7 in the morning. The humidity a killer. A lot of sweating. The pounds just fell off.
I asked him for a job.
I was on my way home when I decided I was hungry. Stopped at Outback. Glad I did. Enjoyed great conversation with two guys sitting next to me at the bar.
Both in their thirties. One a government worker, the other out of work. Both extremely knowledgeable. We talked of our country, politicians, Trump, and life in general. The life we credit/blame on our political leaders.
Both would like to leave the U.S. and move to another country. One has property in Mexico on the Pacific coast.
We agreed as we left, it had been a good evening.
My KONK Life column Black Lives Matter / Play Tough is being correctly run in this morning’s E-Blast. You may want to read it.
Danny is fickle. First a nothing storm. Then a category 2 yesterday which turned out to be a category 3. We are told Danny will die after Puerto Rico. We shall see.
Market down 530 points friday. Monday will tell if the market was adjusting or we are at the start of another recession. China the culprit. All has to do with oil.
Trump announced 36 thousand for last night’s rally. He had to get a stadium to hold all the people. Turns out the stadium was only half full. Twenty thousand. Still a good number. In fact, an excellent one.
Will the Trump mania run its course and burn out?
Watched Jimmy Carter on TV yesterday announcing his medical problem. The man is a class act.
Enjoy your day!