Have had basically zero interface with the new neighbors except for a 5 minute chat at the garden. Clearly there will be no immediate problem with the garden. They are way too engaged with the house to worry about anything in the yard at all. Gretchen confirmed that they are vegetarians and planning to start raising chickens since eggs are such a big part of their diet. I’m just proceeding as in the past, assuming they will be eager eaters when my Dazzling – Blue Kale and Bright Lights chard turn on. Maybe I’ll be able to barter eggs for Chard.
We found a new (to us) Chinese restaurant. It’s in South Daytona and showed up in a survey as the best Chinese restaurant in Volusia County. We were in Daytona and decided (actually Nancy decided) to give it a try. We had looked it up on a Maps program a month or so ago and had a rough idea where it was but I really had my doubts as to how difficult it would be to find on a high traffic, 3 lane each way kind of road – buried in a commercial shopping area. Since Nancy can’t see, I was fairly sure I’d be wide open trying to navigate the traffic while looking sideways for a Chinese restaurant sign buried in a strip mall. We didn’t even know which side of the road it was on or exactly what the name of the place is. I did know another good place in the general area so had it in mind that we’d go there when the Chinese exercise proved futile. As it turned out, I happened to look in the right direction at just the right time to spot a sign way off the road. We were, of course, in the wrong lane and I had to navigate a U turn but we actually found the place. Really good and I’m sure I’ll be eating there a lot more than I want.