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A Week of Visits and Such

A Week of Visits and Such

It was an exciting week for story development for the TV show and a few other creative projects. It seems like our extreme cold weather has brought on all type of issues. 

I stopped at the barber shop on Second Street Hill; it seemed like my hair had grown fast and extra thick in a short period. Maybe it was growing fast to protect me from the colder weather. 

It’s always good to catch up on barbershop talk. I shared about my new ResMed CPAP machine and as it turned out someone else waiting for a chair had been using a CPAP for over 15 years. He said he had put over 30,000 hours on his first machine and he would not think of sleeping without it. Everyone was impressed, even those who had no idea what he was talking about, that’s the friendly nature of the barbershop. 

We shared stories about our dogs and how much we all care about them. There were stories about big and small dogs. I shared a story about my dog Spot and how his excitement at the drive-in windows over the years has changed. He now sets in the back seat and makes his order. Before long I found myself sharing inner thoughts as I said, “I think I can hear him saying.” “Human order me a sausage biscuit, do it, order it now.” Well, it was quickly on to a different story after that. 

On Wednesday I attended a Wake Forest Baptist Health Lunch and Learn event. It was all about the heart. Cardiologist Julian Thomas is a great speaker; he knows how to explain things in a way the non-medical community can understand. I think that’s a good thing and I am glad he is my Cardiologist. 

The room was full, and the food was fresh and delicious. I met several friendly people who are also on a journey for good heart health in the Carolinas. 

That afternoon, I stopped in for a visit with editor Jerry Lankford who now displays an impressive beard which no doubt helps keep his face warmer during our cooler Carolina days. Jerry has been a writer/editor for around 30 years. His love of words and music is evident even in colder weather. 

Gee Gee at Buxton Books on Hatteras Island has been busy with winter repairs of her historic building that is the home of Buxton Books. Island visits are delightful and always include a visit with Gee Gee Rosell. 

Snow on the island this winter has indeed been good for conversation; it’s not something we see all the time. 

I’ll be on the road again starting next week, and I’m looking forward to visiting new places and getting to know new people. Along the way, I’ll be stopping in for a visit with old friends. 

Stay warm everyone. Spring will be here before we know it.

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