What? Tom, I thought you said you'd just taken on a job. What are you doing, going away for the weekend?
|Overlooking Delaware Bay|
Yeah, I took a job. But like I've said many times, when you work in retirement, you work on your own terms.
Pretty good terms. You start work, and go on vacation a week later?
|There's plenty of water in our backyard from the storm|
I guess so. But I told them when I took the job that I would be away for several days at the end of September. And by the way, I'll be away again for a week in mid-October.
And they still hired you?
|The Cold Spring Brewery|
I can do most of the work at home. And actually, it's been raining here for the last two days, and it's supposed to rain again tomorrow. So this morning, B went out shopping for about three hours, and I sat on the porch of our homeaway rental, listening to the wind and the rain, and pecking away on my computer.
So the weekend's been a washout . . . serves you right!
|Looking down a blustery Beach Ave.|
Well, we have had a lot of rain. But the storm let up long enough for us to walk around a little, have lunch, go visit a brewery. And you know what, despite the rain, the weather seems pretty nice. Right now the wind is gusting, but the rain has stopped. And it's not cold. People don't realize that while Cape May is in New Jersey, it's on the same latitude as Washington, DC. And that, along with the warm September ocean, brings mild temperatures to this southern tip of New Jersey. It's in the low 70s right now, about 15 degrees warmer than at home in Connecticut.
|The beach was pretty deserted|
So when do you go home, and get back to reality?
We're leaving Sunday. We're hoping there won't be much traffic on the Garden State Parkway, since the season is over, the only people left walking around town are the retirees, and it's been overcast so there shouldn't be many people headed home from the beach. And hopefully, we'll be out of here before the hurricane hits. They're saying that Hurricane Matthew might be headed this way sometime next week.
|Looking through a store window, out to the Washington Steet mall|