January 5, 2010

Welcome to Year 2010

2009 seems like a big blur. Wasn't it only yesterday I was trying to remember to write 2009 on my checks and correspondence? There are many highlights from last year and I think I have touched on each one in previous posts.

The first weekend of 2010 was spent at home in Marathon. After arriving late on Friday night (didn't bother turning on water) I awoke Saturday morning to no water in the house. Checking on it I found a broken valve, a water meter full of mud and it was COLD outside. It is an understatment to say that the people in the Keys are a special lot. I called 3rd Generation Plumbing at 7:30 and by 8:00 there were two plumbers at the house to check out the problem. In the meantime the supervisor had called FKAA and about 15 minutes later two people arrived from there. Even though FKAA did not have the responsibility to do the repairs, Steve took the time to do so because he had the pipes and fitting that were needed. What a great guy. Problem solved.

On Saturday afternoon I got a call from the Tennessee folks who were to arrive on Tuesday. It was 14 degrees and snowing where they live so they got of Tennessee early and arrived at Quiet Water on Sunday afternoon. I think they brought more cold weather with them as it has been bitterly cold in Clearwater (and the Keys) since Sunday.

Makes me sad to know that I won't be back home again until April, but it also brings me relief there is someone staying in the house and I don't have to be concerned about maintenance for a while.

My wish for all is a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous 2010.