All excited to come back to work this morning

GO's Sand BucketBy Georgia Osten
I’ve been at my new job for about 2½ months now. I’m finally beginning to feel like I fit in. I know a lot of the medics’ names and I’m beginning to know their shifts. When I arrived at work this morning, one of the medics warned me that I may want to look out in the hallway before I step out of my office. As it turned out, we had a visitor this weekend, a huge rat snake. It surprised one of the medics who strolled out casually into the ambulance bay. Actually, the snake was surprised and decided to crawl up into the engine of the nearest ambulance. That’s why the ambulance is sitting outside the bay at this moment.

Then, in the front hallway, just inside the front door, we had a little fiddler crab. I proceeded to sweep it outside to safety. I should be used to all this after living at the beach. It takes a lot to startle me, but the snake? Really? There’s no good snake if you ask me – poisonous, non-poisonous, or even a stick that looks like a snake – none of the above!

I must admit, I’m looking forward to a holiday next week, July 4th, it’s one of my favorites! Basically, because I love fireworks. But, mostly, because most of the family will be with us. PawPaw signed us all up for Jordan’s Washer Contest. Kelly and I will be partners, which totally works out for each of us because we’re not afraid of performing, no pressure, just fun!

Our Granddaughter has been with us since the middle of May, the rest of her family joined her a week ago. They left us for the weekend, we had to share them with the San Antonio relatives.

My daughter and I talked about moving the furniture around in the living room before she left. Nothing would do, but I had to begin without her. I really didn’t want her to see all the dust bunnies living under the sofa and loveseat. She was a bit upset to be missing out, especially after I began sending her pictures of what I had done. She critiqued every move. I would move something, then step back to look at what I’d done. I’d go around and sit in each piece of furniture to try it out. I even left it in a certain layout overnight, seeing what it might look like the next morning. Needless to say, I’m tired of looking at it.

My daughter will be home this afternoon and I’ll let her take a stab at it. I’m afraid there’s just not a solution and we might as well leave it like it is. In the meantime, everyone be safe out there, enjoy each other – summer will be over before you know it!

GO’s Sand Bucket is only one beach bum’s journal of life at the beach, probably something each of you can relate to. Please feel free to email me with your thoughts, visions and/or feelings of just exactly what the beach means to you. Email:


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