Diane has had a tough year. She’s the Administrative Assistant to the President of a local small college. In the summer of 2005 the president resigned, and an interim was brought in for a year. She liked both the old president and the interim, who was an acquaintance of mine who once lived in our town. Then the newly hired president arrived in July. She likes him, too; he is a smart, nice and driven fellow, but, needless to say, working with three different management styles in two years, in addition to the rigors of helping new people adapt has been a strain, so she’s ready for a break, and she is letting me go along.
So off we go to Hilton Head, a favorite spot of ours, tomorrow morning for a week. It’s always good to get away, and the beach is particularly relaxing this time of the year, after the families have returned home with their young children, who more and more are not taught how to behave in public.
The biggest threat at the moment is tropical storm Ingrid which has formed in the Atlantic about 710 miles to the east of the Leeward Islands; it's a long way out and is moving slow (Ingrid is that round area northeast of South America). It doesn’t appear to be much of a threat for 10 days to two weeks, and we’ll be gone by then, even if it does hit South Carolina. There’s rain heading to SC right now, so we’ll probably be in rain all the way, but that’s about the worst of it.
I’ll keep you posted, and hopefully have enough time to write some.