Sunday, September 30, 2007

Around Town

Pictures from Wadmalaw Island. Martins Point plantation as it stands today. (site of "The Notebook") Bohicket Creek. Shrimp boat at Rockville. If you are coming here from the "Time" article, please feel free to look around. I didn't find out until today that they used a link to my blog. Welcome. Very quickly, My wife and I got married at this plantation. It is right around the corner from where we live now so if you have any questions about it, feel free to email me and ask. In a few days, I will post some more photos of the house. I wrote an interesting story about the plantation as my last post. Check it out by clicking here.

Thanks to my son, Gregory for taking the pictures. He is making a power point presentation for Irving House Winery. You can see it if you come for a wine tasting.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ground Control to Major Blog

Sorry folks, I have been lost in space lately. So much has happened that I have lost touch with "blog World" and don't know if I can find my way back.

First of all I love my new job. All the negative things that people told me about my new work place either aren't true, they don't affect me or they are actually positive changes. All I know is I leave for work happy and come home happy and get home an hour earlier than I used to. This leaves more time for my home life too.

Our little plant business is booming. I have some new contacts and suppliers and have enough plant work to keep me busy for months. Right now I Have almost 500 small plants that need to be potted so I play with that every night which I love.

Our adirondack chair sales are taking off too and they will be featured at a wood working open house at a local craft shop early next month. I am really excited about that. After the open house they will be for sale in the craft shop and I have to tell you, the price will be going up so hurry and get those orders in if you want to beat the price increase. :)

I have been asked to cater some events at a local establishment and am considering starting a catering business. Think that is enough???? My youngest just joined boy scouts and I am participating in that too. Sooooooo much more to tell about but I have to get my thoughts together. Hope all my blog friends are doing well. I will have pictures soon.


Thursday, September 6, 2007

Strange but true

This may all be a big coincidence with no meaning but for some reason I don't think so. It really has me spooked too so let me just throw it out and see what you all think.

This past Monday, I had the day off and planned on sleeping late but I woke up shortly after 5 am after having a terrible nightmare. In the dream, I was driving down a deserted interstate in the dark and came upon an accident site. It was right at an intersection which didn't make sense because there are no intersections on the interstate only on and off ramps. There were bodies laying all over the place and fires everywhere. It looked like a war zone too as trees were leveled everywhere like a bomb had gone off. As I drove along slowly, I noticed a young girl beside the road crying and asking for help, I drove back and forth beside her but I didn't know how I could help (in my dream) so I finally just drive on leaving her beside the road. At the next exit, I got off and parked right beside the road and just sat there. Another strange thing is I was driving a pickup pulling a very large sailboat. It was a really earie scene and quite real so I woke up with my heart pounding. It puzzled me that I couldn't help this young girl, why the trees were all down, where the fires came from and why I was pulling this big boat.

Tuesday when I got to work, one of the men that works for me had copied a news paper clipping that had to deal with emergency response. He printed it because it was a story about something that happened close to the plant where I work. The story was about an accident that happened on the interstate on Monday shortly after 5 am. It was a really bad accident and it involved a pickup trick that flipped and tossed several people out on the ground. It caught fire and they said the gas tank exploded throwing fire all over the place. One of the people that was thrown from the vehicle was a young girl. She was still alive and laying beside the road calling for help. A young couple stopped to try to help her but before they could get her to safety all three were hit by another passing car and the young girl died. OK I am really feeling funny about this now.

Thursday arrived and I can't get this out of my mind. My boss asked me to run an errand in town so I decided to take the interstate. On the way back to the plant, I passed the accident site. I could see where the fires were and they were similar to where they were in the dream. It was right at a very small over pass and there was a cross road that went under the interstate. Right beside the cross road sat a cross that someone placed where the young girl died and it was exactly where I saw the girl in my dream. They had recently clear cut the timber beside the interstate so all the trees were down and it looked like in my dream. OK now I am shaking as I head back to the plant. The next off ramp is the one I need to take so I get off. Right at the bottom of the ramp, parked beside the road is a small pickup truck that was pulling a very large sail boat. It is just sitting there with no driver.

Hmmmm what do you all think? Does it mean something?