This beautiful moon, hovering over Gwynn's Island, visited about a week ago.
The Islander, once a flourishing motel, marina and restaurant, is there on the right.
As we've said many times on this blog, the Islander is a little piece of heaven and local history in dire need of some attention. Sitting on one of the best pieces of real estate in the county, it has the potential to return to its former status as one of the premier vacation destinations for boaters, tourists, and locals alike.
But money (lots) and resources (considerable) would be required to complete such a project.
For the moment, let's pretend that I own the property, which I don't, but for purposes of what is to follow let's just pretend. Daydreaming and pretending are pretty much how I survive. It pays to have a vivid imagination. It doesn't seem to pay actual money--at all--but it pays in other ways such as physical and mental endurance when dealing with the day of the week called Monday and it is Sunday night as you write this.
Note to self: If you use the word "it" any more in this post, a hand will reach through the computer screen and slap you. Not once, but twice.
Why is the Commodores song Three Times a Lady starting up in my head?
With the DIY Network people coming in town soon to begin filming for their next Blog Cabin series, I see a grand opportunity to match resources with potential projects.
Dear DIY Network Folks,
Mathews County is thrilled you'll be here soon to film your Blog Cabin show featuring one of our lovely older homes. We hope your project is a huge success and that your crew adjusts quickly to the unique quirks of our sometimes eccentric community which includes
an oil-and-water blend a unique blend of Come Heres and From Heres, all of whom are engaged in a daily battle with insects, yard work, heat and humidity every month of the year except January and half of February.
When you've completed your project in Susan, could I take you for a drive over to Gwynns Island to visit the Islander? I am convinced once you saw it* you'd find good reason to spend another couple of seasons here in Mathews.
Also, if it* isn't asking too much, I'd like to take you over to another house in Hudgins with a quasi-flooded basement, an electrical system gone awry, a malfunctioning hot tub, a pop-up camper that won't pop-up, three leaky faucets, some drywall damage to the ceiling where CB Son stepped through some insulation in the attic, a shoreline that needs bush hogging, and a
worn out mother dock/boathouse that needs attention.
I really appreciate it. *
What would you ask DIY Network to help you with?
* Slap! Slap!