Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Wednesday Update

It's a busy morning here at the Coffee Plantation. There must be a cruise ship in town, or else the crowds from Ft. Myers and Marco Island came down on the ferrys this morning. I've been here since 8:00 AM, came in with Janet who is now off to work for the day. It's Diane's birthday, so the Plantation, at least the locals, are in a celebratory mood.

I'm updating software on Amy's iBook, a process that takes a couple of hours normally. Amy works at the Kent Gallery on Duval St., one block from here, and is one of the morning regulars here at the Plantation.

Janet and I took Vince and Jan, Trevor's parents to the airport late yesterday afternoon. They did have a good time in the four days -- three-and-a-half, actually -- that they were here. We took a bunch of pictures Monday night when they came for dinner, and I've promised to e-mail them to Jan.

I went to a luncheon meeting of the Key West Restaurant and Bar Association yesterday at the Hard Rock Café on Duval Street, as a guest of Dotty Flowers who is a member. The RBA is an active trade association with some influence here and in Tallahassee. Discussions yesterday were about: the condotel conversion moratorium that was passed by the City Commission on Tuesday evening. Mayor Weekley was there to give RBA members an update; about a pending rise in taxi fares; and other things of interest to the members present.

Captain Rick, another of the regulars here at CP, is promoting an event that he created, the first Key West Nailbangers Convention, being held at Don's Place on Truman Avenue this Saturday. The event is designed for professional builders and tradesmen, but also open to three-person teams of amateurs who care to compete. The three events are: fastest nailer, fastest with a hand saw; and a hammer throw, and there are trophies for each event in both amateur and professional classes. If you are in the neighborhood of Don's on Saturday, it should be a fun day.

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