“Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men – above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.”
– Albert Einstein
“You don’t have to try to tear down the government; just watch out for the pieces as they fall…” – Stephen Gaskin
“Remember, America was founded by people who were too tight-assessed to live in England!”
* Two sane, straight, adult artists are looking for a place to rent in St. Augustine *
Having separately outgrown our current accommodations, we’ve decided to join forces and find a suitable place to share. Our careers are expanding, so we need to buckle down and concentrate on work.
I’m a retired commercial artist and Macintosh computer consultant – my friend is a professional acoustic concert musician and music educator.
We’re looking for a condo or a house that won’t require much yard work as we’re both pretty busy. December would be a good time for us to move in.
The ideal location would be furnished, well-lit, and cool, with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full kitchen, good light, no cats and safe space to store our equipment and art supplies. Either elevator access or a ground floor location is important.
We’re both allergic to cats and we don’t smoke, but we do want good AC and ceiling fans, that shouldn’t be much of a problem here in Florida. We also love to cook, so we’d like a real kitchen.
We’ve lots of references, good social habits and play well with others. All reasonable offers will be considered.
Please keep us in mind and email me if anyone finds a suitable place.
As a military brat and Boy Scout, I grew up ready to help or evacuate on a moments notice.
We lived under a constant, very real threat of either natural disaster or enemy action. Every few months someone’s father wouldn’t come home from a mission, so we were constantly reminded of the seriousness of our situation.
Dad kept everything important in waterproof cases, up to date and accessible. We each had “Evac Packs” in our closets, ready grab when the sirens went off. We all thought this was a normal childhood and came out the better for it.
Seeing the devastation to people’s lives here in Florida recently and how sadly unprepared many were, I hope some of these lessons can be learned and if there’s a next time, we’ll all be better able to handle it.
“The secret to becoming an overnight success is to work real hard for a long time.”