TL/DR; We’re all good. No damage to the house (that we can see), power is back, Internet is back — we are very fortunate. We started feeling some wind Sunday evening and the rain hadn’t let up since Saturday night. We received more than 12 inches of rain. We lost power on Sunday, regained it, and then… Continue reading Hurricane Irma: All Clear
This morning (2017-09-09), Irma has decided to take a westwardly stroll towards the gulf. This is very good news for South Florida, but less exciting for us here in North Florida. Not good news for Tampa area. For Gainesville, we now have an increased amount of wind expected. Although higher than we’d like, it still… Continue reading Irma Path Updated
Sometimes a blog post is an easy way of giving a group update… Last night the track for Hurricane Irma places Gainesville, Florida in the path of the storm. This, of course, has some friends and family a little worried— which is a great problem for us to have. It’s an amazing feeling to know… Continue reading Riding Out the Storm
Who’s in the mood for barbecue?
This bear has quite the life.
Here’s the quick and dirty breakdown (I’ve rounded the percentages): Board of County Commissioners: $666.82 (31%) Library: $113.91 (6%) School Board: $931.65 (46%) Water District: $32.14 (2%) Unincorporated Services: $31.88 (2%) Sheriff: $129.17 (6%) Fire Protection: $103.51 (5%) So, the biggest amount seems, by far, to go to the School Board. I spend over $900.00… Continue reading A Quick Look at my County Taxes
In case you haven’t realized, Yeni and I have opened a bakery in Gainesville, FL. We’ve named it Dream Day Cakes and, well, you MUST COME BY! First, let me tell you a little story. Once upon a time, in the land of North Central Florida, there lived a boy named Fred Posner. Fred, a… Continue reading Got Cake in Gainesville?
Yeni’s baking away… and she’s got some amazing cakes made. Today she finished a Princess Slipper cake that literally blew me away. Crazy!
A little self promotion never hurt… in theory. 😉 I have great news. Yeni’s been baking now for well over a year and her cakes are simply amazing. Living in Gainesville provided us the perfect opportunity for Yeni to follow her dreams and try doing something she truly loves. And with that introduction, I introduce Dream Day… Continue reading Dream Day Cakes – Gainesville Bakery
Soon, as in a couple of hours, Florida Governor Charlie Crist will announce a decision regarding his candidacy for the United States Senate. I’ve said it before, and let me state it again: I am a proud NPA (No Party Affiliation) Florida Voter. I have declared myself NPA my entire adult life, and I vote.… Continue reading Charlie Crist – My Thoughts Pre Announcement