I think the Wet and Forget that I sprayed on the dock is starting to work. It was really deeply mildewed and I had my doubts as to the effectiveness of W&F as compared to bleach. This is less harsh and reacts over a long period of time as opposed to instant reactions. The wood is definitely getting lighter and is no longer black black. I think I’ll wait another week or so and then give it another dose. I also painted a couple of badly mildewed planks with bleach and will compare the results over time. I used regular bleach and not “outdoor” bleach so it may not work as well. We’ll see.
After the memorial service for Bob on Thursday, we decided to go home through Sanford and avoid the mess on the interstate. It was raining to add misery to the drive so we decided to take a break at Celery City Brewery in downtown Sanford. We’d been there once before quite some time ago and remembered that they had an ok snack menu to go along with a really large selection of brews. We ordered a cheese plate along with a blood orange wheat beer for me and a Tomoka blonde for Nancy. We each had a beer and then we decided to order another blond to split (since it was still raining a little). Just as we were getting our stuff together to leave, the bartender brought us two more which we hadn’t ordered. Turns out a young fellow standing beside us had bought us another round. Just to be nice he said. Turns out he’s a nurse with a wife and a 3 year old daughter and we had another nice 20 minutes. I had him drink one of the two he had bought and we split the other one. We ended up getting home just before dark.
My routine has been nominally the same for a couple of years now regarding our trips to Palm Coast. Nancy plays bridge there Mondays and Fridays with an occasional Wed thrown in. I drop her off and then go to the beach to fish. That involves going over the Dunes bridge and paying a $2 toll from the mainland to the beach. There is no toll on the return. On this last trip there was a sign saying you could buy 10 trips for $10 which sounded good to me. I went into the office to buy a pass and the guy asked me how often I went over the bridge. He then said I should get a regular pass based on my level of activity. I had always seen people flashing passes but thought it applied to residents of Palm Coast, Hammock Dunes or all of Flagler County. None of which applied to me. Turns out a residence requirement was a figment of my imagination and I could buy trips for $0.25 using Express Pass. So I bought $20 worth, 40 trips. They’ll email me when my balance gets low. How sweet is that!
Nice Father’s day event at Toms. He smoked/grilled wings and ribs to compliment some really great sides created by Tina – along with a spectacular dessert.