It is a foggy Friday morning in Floyd, but the Cafe del Sol offers a cheery haven for bloggers and traveling business people.
Gretchen, the light of my life, is on her cellphone handling business matters for a treecare company. The other woman is a local impressario who produces events for the Sun Theater adjacent to the Cafe del Sol. Tonight’s program at the Sun features a performance by a Welsh group, FFYNNON. We plan to attend.
I am sitting alone, feeling like a fugitive from a ramp festival, because I selected Garlic and Ginger Beef at "The Thai Restaurant" in Roanoke last night. The food was incredibly good, but the after-effects leave one socially unacceptable for several days.
We are down here to soak up local culture, do a little book marketing, and to advance our transition date for becoming Floyd residents. All is going well.
I am continually working on more ways to sell my book, Danger Quicksand – Have A Nice Day, in work-related venues. I am receiving help from unexpected sources. There are so many people with marketing expertise who are willing to help.
The weather has been interesting. We have experienced torrential downpours while navigating the curves of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but the earlier fog is gone and it is now brightly overcast, with promise of sun.
I am going out to our newly-purchased acreage with chainsaw in hand to clear a space to stand and survey our yard-to-be. I need the exercise and it will help us decide on what, if any, landscaping we should look forward to.
I hope you are doing well this Friday. It should be a warm weekend.