I like to do my posts every Monday or Tuesday. Here it is again, though, another Wednesday and I’m just getting this down. Oh well, at least I’m sitting here doing it and not letting it slide this week.
I have an excuse this time. I was helping Paulette on the computer. I’d better word the rest of this entry very carefully or I might end up sleeping on the couch tonight, but here’s what happened.
Paulette wanted to update her resume on the computer and did not know how to access the program or programs that we use to do our resumes with. More than that, she wanted me to instruct her on how to use the program herself so that I would not have to help her each time. Sounds easy and a win – win situation, right? Well, you forgot I used the word, “instruct.” There was trouble brewing and I was going to be right smack in the middle of it!
There is one thing you may not know about me. I was a part-time college instructor for a two year period earlier in life. I taught broadcast communications at a small college in Florida in the mid 1980’s. I was working as a producer/director at one of the local television stations at the time and taught to supplement my income. Armed with these credentials, the task at hand should be easy. Instructor… communications… okay, should be a snap, right? Let me just warn you right now: I am a trained professional, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
Picture this: Paulette sitting at the keyboard with me hovering over her shoulder. I say put the cursor over the start button, she does and I hear “click, click!” I say, “Why did you double click on that? It takes a single click only.” The gauntlet is laid!
Paulette is smart and she is fast on the keyboard, much faster than I am. She held her ground with me getting louder with each exclamation and she getting madder. It was a fierce battle with both sides making thrusts and parries, the ultimate objective finally being met. I don’t know how, but we ended up with a new resume and kept our marriage intact. It took most of the day!
With all the weird weather across the country these days, I was intrigued when I saw a weather front push through our area the other day. I had my camera handy and snapped this shot of the leading edge of the weather system.
I mentioned in a previous post about our spring tides here in Georgia. The reference was made in regards to the marsh grass that the spring tides wash into the marina. We have been having much higher spring tides than normal and I snapped a few pictures to show you what a difference there is here between high tide and low tide.
When I lived in Florida, I got used to tides and tidal movement. The tides in the Tampa Bay area averaged about two and a half feet to three feet high. Here in Savannah, Georgia, our tides average seven and a half feet to eight feet. Recently the spring tides have been running over nine feet and it makes for some dramatic pictures. This first picture show the ramp from our sea wall to the floating docks going upward instead of the usual downward slope we are used to seeing.
In this next set of two pictures, I stood on the sea wall and shot the ramp first at high tide and six hours later from the same spot, I snapped one at low tide. Look at the difference!
This next shot was taken from the floating dock shooting back at the shore line. Notice we are shooting at a downward angle towards the shore… it makes for a very strange sensation.
There is a hole bored through the sea wall near the very top of it to allow fuel lines and power lines to feed through out to the dock. This same hole allows the salt water to pour onto shore during the extreme high tide.
This next shot shows you the ramp as seen from the water side looking down the ramp back towards shore and then there are two shots side by side showing the angle of incline as seen from the side view.
These rare and extreme high tides draw a lot of attention locally and, as I said earlier, it is a very strange sensation looking up at docks you always look down at. Just another peek into my little corner of the world, I hope you enjoyed it. As the sun sets in this final picture, I post this entry and wish you all the very best until next time we meet.