You can take the GRITS out of Florida, but you can't take Florida out of the GRITS!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Can you hear the Angels singing?

I'm back! My brand new HP computer is finally hooked back up to the internet after spending 2 hours on the phone with a Bellsouth rep. OMG, I didn't think we'd ever get it straightened out. Such a PITA, but I hope it will be worth it. The new 'puter is nice, but I'm still getting used to Vista.

The picture above and the one below are of a YELLOW Royal Poinciana! I never knew yellow ones existed, but a friend of mine found a couple of yellow ones and hid a geocache near them to show them off. Awesome! Most of the are red, and right now the whole city seems like it's bathed in red from their flowers all over the tree and all over the streets. They are very pretty.

I pulled out my squash this evening and plan on planting some okra seeds tomorrow...and maybe some cantalope. What else grows good down here in the hot summer months?

Well, now I have to play some more with this computer and see what kinds of mysteries it holds for me. I also need to hook up my old hard drive and see about transferring some of my pictures and files into the new computer.

*Note to Marc and Eliana: I've been following your travels, but haven't been able to post and comments. I will soon. Looks like you guys are having a great time so far. Hope it continues! Let me know if you plan on going through Idaho. I have friends and family there who I'm sure would be more than willing to put you up for a night or two. Just say the word!


JG said...

Chris, I'm so happy for you and your new 'puter...good luck with Vista...

I have seen the yellow ones before, in St. Croix...I've always liked the name they're given down there. they're call "flamboyant trees" and the name seems very appropriate, especially at this time of year.

lisa marie said...

Oh yeah! Yay!

scg said...

One note on Vista. It is compatible with just about anything, except software not made by Microsoft, and of course, software made by Microsoft. Other than that it is a dream!