MacGyver left me

Yesterday MacGyver left me. He went down to Englewood to replace the boat lift and I stayed here to work and because I had a conference call this morning.  Oh you thought I meant he left me, left me! No, he knows where the bread is buttered, and besides only I know which channels are the high def ones, so he’s stuck with me.

Anyway, the conference call is done, which is a good thing because my computer is acting up and the keys are sticking, and it’s driving me crazy.

So, the dogs have been walked and fed, my run is complete, the car is packed and I’m ready to go. Nokomis, here we come! And not a minute to freakin soon.

Boomer and his bear

Apparently Boomer will be taking along his bear even though he has one at the other house, because he is insisting on bringing this one. He wont put it down!

And doesn’t Hank look smashing in his new jacket?

Hank in his jacket

I swear it’s Hank, even though the little shit refuses to pose for the camera.

I can tell this is gonna be a fun ride down.  I’m so glad they’re on their best behavior already.  Oh joy. I am in need of a weekend. Adios sticky keys!

What are you’re plans for the weekend?

Long run headaches, such a pain in the butt!

Good morning from

Englewood Fl

Yep, we’re in Englewood.  Well technically were in Nokomis right now but we came down yesterday and spent the day in Englewood because MacGyver’s parents are in town for the winter. We’ll be going back over to Englewood a bit later today.

I didn’t run on Saturday because I had to take Hank back to the vet so that they could check his paw.

hank goes to the vet

Where are we going again?

The vet decided that we needed to keep it in a bandage because it was still pretty sore.  I also had to go and get him shoes and the instructions were to continue to keep him off of it except to go outside for bathroom visits.

dog with shoes

Headed to see Grandma and Grandpa with my new shoes on….too bad I don’t like shoes as much as mommy!

That didn’t really work out so well.  That’s like winding up a jack in the box and then trying to keep it from popping up without holding down the lid.  He’s was okay with the shoes for the most part until we got to Englewood and then he bolted out twice and went on a few field trips.

I found him both times rather quickly but not quick enough to save the shoes.  It’s a good thing doggie shoes come in sets of four because the little shit only has two left and for the record they cost almost as much as a pair of my shoes!

I only ran once this weekend and that was Sunday morning before we came down south.  First I planked and then I got a long run in.  Well, not super long but long enough.

plank and run

Unfortunately the success I had last week of no migraine didn’t carry over to this week because by 1:30 I was so nauseated.  I couldn’t even think about food and my head felt like it was bursting.  Two dramamines, two ibuprofen, and a two hour nap later, I felt fine.

Exercised induced migraines are a big ass headache and I guess it’s a game of trial and error to find what works.  Lately, it only happens on runs lasting over an hour and a half or more.  I know I’m not dehydrated so I have no clue why it’s happening but I’m going to figure it out and then I’ll share because there has to be a solution and I will find it.

In the meantime, it’s Monday morning, a cold front blew in and it’s 51 degrees.  As I write this I’m staring at the Legacy Trail and it’s calling my name….

To run or not to run, that is the question….okay, that’s totally not a question.  I’ll catch up with you in an hour or so 😉

RIP David Bowie, a timeless and talented gentleman, your legacy will live on.

Did you run this weekend?

Notes on my door, moons and manatees.

Can you believe it’s Monday already? Dang, the weekend just flew by but that’s what happens when you’re busy have shit tons of fun!

So in case you didn’t know, we were in Nokomis for the weekend. On Friday night MacGyver installed our new amplified HDTV Antenna that we bought for the house. Now we get like 55 channels or something FOR FREE!  So, you can go suck it cable.

On Saturday morning we got up and turned the TV on and guess what was on…

HR PufnStuf
That my friends is H.R. PufNStuf, which is probably one of the greatest kids shows ever made. In case you haven’t seen it, you can watch full episodes online here.

Unfortunately, MacGyver and I didn’t have time to watch it on Saturday morning because one of the largest communities in Venice was hosting its bi-annual garage sale and with over 70 homes participating, we had some serious bargain hunting to do.

We shopped for a few hours and then headed home for lunch. I went out to the dock and was shocked to find the water this high….

water levels

Typically it’s about 1-2 feet lower..

MacGyver said it was a good sign that the fish were biting and that we had to get out there so we hopped in the boat. We decided not to take Boomer because the heat is not good for him, but Hank refused to stay home. That dog loves to fish more than I do.

fishing dachshund

Shhhh, I’m spotting bait. I need quiet people, QUIET!

MacGyver was correct. The fishing was stellar and even more so because I caught more fish than MacGyver. That always makes the trip a little extra fun, just sayin.

When we got home I went to get a special treat for Boomer and I found a note on my car. It’s the second note that I’ve gotten from this couple who are looking for the previous owners of our house. I found the first note a few weeks ago. They slipped it through the mail slot on the front door. It basically said:

Hey Lisa & Brain,
This is Debbie and Earl.
We came by to see if you still live here. If you do please call us at 407- XXX – XXXX.

I threw the note away because I figured when they didn’t get a reply they would realize that Lisa & Brain have moved and do not live there anymore.

Obviously not. The second note read:

Hey Lisa & Brain,
If this is you, me and Earl was looking for you. Give us a call at 407- xxx – xxxx.

I told my Mom about the note and she said I should just call and let them know that Lisa and Brain do not live there anymore, a thought which never occurred to me because, well, I’m obviously socially awkward. I figured the next best thing would be to reply to the note.

So, after several rough drafts, I replied with the following:

Hello Debbie and Earl,
We are the current homeowners. Lisa and Brain no longer live here. They haven’t lived here in over 3 years. They have moved away.    We do not know their current location but good luck in the search.  Also, it is entirely possible that he had an identity crisis, because rumor has it that Brain is now Brian.
Kindest Regards,
The current homeowners.

I stuck the note on the door as we were leaving.

Y’all may already know that the reason the water was so high in our canal and the reason the fishing was so good was because the tides are abnormally high during the full moon, but they were exceptionally high and there was a reason.

In case you didn’t know, on Sunday night for the first time in 30 years, we had a super moon with a full lunar eclipse. The result is a super large blood moon. I really wanted to see it and I was disappointed that the cloudy skies prevented it.

However, Nasa has many pictures on their website and you can view them here.

So, I may have missed the amazing Super Blood Moon but I did get a picture of the most glorious sunrise on Sunday morning before my run:

And then MacGyver sent me this picture which he apparently took from the boat at the exact same time.

Florida Sunrise
He may have been fishing and I may have been running but we both looked at the sunrise and took a picture at the same time. You can go ahead and say Ahhhhhhhhhhh now, it’s okay.

And did you know that on Sunday we had the exact same hours of daylight and dark? Exactly 12 hours of each. Cool, right?  (Sorry but I geek out on these kinds of things.)

You know what else I geek out on?   Manatees.

While I was in Englewood taking care of a few things yesterday, I sat the water hose down on the edge of the dock and it just happened to be the same time the manatees came for fresh water!


manatees drinkingmanatee

manatee lips and teeth
It was such a cool moment that I almost didn’t get a picture.  Bet you’re glad that I did.

What did you do this weekend?
Did you get to see the super blood moon?