On Saturday we went to the strawberry festival here in town. It was a poor attempt at a festival and they charged $10 a head to get in. It wasn’t worth it. There were many food booths, 1 booth that had loads of strawberries and then maybe a dozen booths with vendors, mostly people flogging their own crafts etc. We grabbed a bite to eat which was forgettable, bought some strawberries and some local honey. There was a fellow there who was selling the berries and he was going on and on about how wonderful they were and how sweet. They were neither. I’ve had better berries from my local supermarket. These were claimed to come from Plant City, famous for their strawberries here in Florida. They were not sweet at all, and I must have had to throw out at least half a dozen due to them being rotten. We were very disappointed. The honey is good though, expensive, but I find that local honey usually is, but I love it. Oh well it did kill a couple hours and it was a lovely day weather-wise. We then drove down to the beach area that has been designated as dog friendly. The area was so small we decided it’s not worth it to put the dogs in the car and drive down there and they have to be leashed too. The Pier Park Mall is right there so we walked around there. It’s an outside mall. Very interesting shops, a tad on the pricey side, but different.
Today the fellow was here at 8:30 to start the new floor installation. Good thing we were up and at ‘em early today. They said they would be here between 9 and 9:30 AM. Could have caught me in my jammies, fortunately I had showered and dressed. What a mess it is. I hate renovations of any kind. And with ripping up the carpet there’s dust and bits everywhere. But the end result will be well worth it. I just keep telling myself that. Thankfully it’s a lovely day and Ken can sit outside with the dogs while this initial part is done. Once the old carpet is removed and the area swept up, it won’t be so bad.
He finished removing all the carpet that’s coming up and will be back tomorrow morning. He should be finished by end of day tomorrow.
Until later..take care.