I took Trevor down to Topsail Beach where his mom had rented a place for the week. I got to see Rick and Anita for the first time in 15 or 20 years. Rick and I used to work together at Bunge Corporation. Rick had been quite sick for a while and I was delighted how well he has recovered.
We spent quite a bit of time sitting on the porch watching the ocean. It was quite cool and breezy. We commented on how just a mile or two inshore it must have been quite a bit hotter. Topsail is a typical beach community - I think more high end - and quite pretty.
I drove back to New Bern to the heat. It just broke 100 degrees and I can hear thunder so I presume we are about to get hit again. There has been quite a bit of damage from lightening in the past couple of weeks so I hope we will not have any more this time.
I have been thinking about moving North for a while. But when I look at the weather map it is as bad or worse there. I will stay here and wait for my sails to be delivered.
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