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The dawn on Sunday, proclaimed the new day in a whisper.
The dawn on Sunday, proclaimed the new day in a whisper.
 
Most of my regular readers know that I almost sold the rabbitpatch, not once, but twice in the last two years.
Most of my regular readers know that I almost sold the rabbitpatch, not once, but twice in the last two years.
 
The very next day, after Miss J, accepted my offer - her real estate agent called me.
The very next day, after Miss J, accepted my offer - her real estate agent called me.
 
It is early morning now and pitch dark at the rabbitpatch. I seldom let an opportunity to complain about "changing the clocks" go by.
It is early morning now and pitch dark at the rabbitpatch. I seldom let an opportunity to complain about "changing the clocks" go by.
 
After a lovely weekend in Elizabeth City, some sort of plague has set in, disturbing the peace of the rabbitpatch.
After a lovely weekend in Elizabeth City, some sort of plague has set in, disturbing the peace of the rabbitpatch.
 
This makes two weekends in a row that I am at the rabbitpatch!
This makes two weekends in a row that I am at the rabbitpatch!
 
It is January, but the windows are up at the rabbitpatch.
It is January, but the windows are up at the rabbitpatch.
 
The new year is almost "old news" now. Parties have ceased and supper has resumed in routine to ordinary food in ordinary dishes.
The new year is almost "old news" now. Parties have ceased and supper has resumed in routine to ordinary food in ordinary dishes.
 
The days after the gathering on Monday, have been very quiet. I woke early on Christmas morning and sat while light came to the rabbitpatch.
The days after the gathering on Monday, have been very quiet. I woke early on Christmas morning and sat while light came to the rabbitpatch.
 
School is officially out . . . not just for me-but for everyone now.
School is officially out . . . not just for me-but for everyone now.
 
The Christmas gathering that happened yesterday is over now-and another happy memory.
The Christmas gathering that happened yesterday is over now-and another happy memory.
 
I did as I said I would . . . and went to bed earlier than usual on Sunday.
I did as I said I would . . . and went to bed earlier than usual on Sunday.
 
Let me declare, right now, that this may be one of the loveliest autumns, the south has ever seen.
Let me declare, right now, that this may be one of the loveliest autumns, the south has ever seen.
 
A cold rain has been falling for days. One night, there was a slight chance of snow and you know I had my heart set on it-but nary a flake fell at the rabbitpatch.
A cold rain has been falling for days. One night, there was a slight chance of snow and you know I had my heart set on it-but nary a flake fell at the rabbitpatch.
 
On Friday, just after school, my friend Sara and I headed north to see our grandchildren.
On Friday, just after school, my friend Sara and I headed north to see our grandchildren.
 
For now the woodlands are tinged with shades of gold and crimson ... and the sprawling fields are warm shades of russet and ginger.
For now the woodlands are tinged with shades of gold and crimson ... and the sprawling fields are warm shades of russet and ginger.
 
A lot happened on Saturday at the rabbitpatch. First of all, there was not a single branch left on the territory, by the time the sun set.
A lot happened on Saturday at the rabbitpatch. First of all, there was not a single branch left on the territory, by the time the sun set.
 
A light rain was falling on Wednesday, in the hours before light. It did not come as a surprise, for I had heard the forecast.
A light rain was falling on Wednesday, in the hours before light. It did not come as a surprise, for I had heard the forecast.
 
My last entry was about the beauty of "ordinary" - simplistic greatness, to me.
My last entry was about the beauty of "ordinary" - simplistic greatness, to me.
 
After the glory of last weekend, this week passed like a slow moving train, carrying me further and further away from one of the happiest times of my life.
After the glory of last weekend, this week passed like a slow moving train, carrying me further and further away from one of the happiest times of my life.
 
This was no ordinary weekend.
This was no ordinary weekend.
 
Things have not settled down at the rabbitpatch, since Sunday.
Things have not settled down at the rabbitpatch, since Sunday.
 
We all got the phone call, we have been waiting for, on Sunday morning.
We all got the phone call, we have been waiting for, on Sunday morning.
 
School started back today for us. The hurricane may have littered our yards and sadly taken a few trees, but we fared good, compared to our neighbors, on the coast.
School started back today for us. The hurricane may have littered our yards and sadly taken a few trees, but we fared good, compared to our neighbors, on the coast.
 
A lot can happen in a short time. The last few days bears witness to that. Since, I rarely watch the news, the fact that a hurricane was coming came as quite a shock to me.
A lot can happen in a short time. The last few days bears witness to that. Since, I rarely watch the news, the fact that a hurricane was coming came as quite a shock to me.
 
My only plans were to get the house in perfect order.
My only plans were to get the house in perfect order.
 
Now, I am back at the rabbitpatch, for suddenly . . .it is August !
Now, I am back at the rabbitpatch, for suddenly . . .it is August !
 
I arrived at the rabbitpatch, last night. I had been away a full week and so Christian and the boxer made quite a production over my return.
I arrived at the rabbitpatch, last night. I had been away a full week and so Christian and the boxer made quite a production over my return.
 
It finally rained -and that changed everything. After weeks of blistering heat that wilted flowers and spirits, a cool wind blew and then the rain fell.
It finally rained -and that changed everything. After weeks of blistering heat that wilted flowers and spirits, a cool wind blew and then the rain fell.
 
I was up early on Sunday and was out traipsing the territory at the rabbit patch, before seven am. The boxer was with me.
I was up early on Sunday and was out traipsing the territory at the rabbit patch, before seven am. The boxer was with me.
 
I have been in Elizabeth City, a good while this summer.
I have been in Elizabeth City, a good while this summer.
 
It rained last night. Evening showers came and "settled the dust", revived the countryside and cooled the air.
It rained last night. Evening showers came and "settled the dust", revived the countryside and cooled the air.
 
The fourth of July passed here, without much fanfare. Christian had to work, and besides that, our family was gathering the next day, as that was when we could all do so.
The fourth of July passed here, without much fanfare. Christian had to work, and besides that, our family was gathering the next day, as that was when we could all do so.
 
I rose early on "Fathers' Day". It was the first day, I had been at the rabbitpatch, since school had adjourned.
I rose early on "Fathers' Day". It was the first day, I had been at the rabbitpatch, since school had adjourned.
 
The last few days have flown by like a "whirlwind". When "the dust settled", children had graduated and a closing ceremony concluded the school year.
The last few days have flown by like a "whirlwind". When "the dust settled", children had graduated and a closing ceremony concluded the school year.
 
Temperatures have been rising steadily . . . til now it is hot.
Temperatures have been rising steadily . . . til now it is hot.
 
On Monday, the sale of the rabbitpatch, fell through. It was disappointing,to say the least.
On Monday, the sale of the rabbitpatch, fell through. It was disappointing,to say the least.
 
The days of late spring, continue to come and go in the most delightful fashion. It is a bit warmer, now, but in the absence of humidity, it is a pleasant thing to be outside.
The days of late spring, continue to come and go in the most delightful fashion. It is a bit warmer, now, but in the absence of humidity, it is a pleasant thing to be outside.
 
It has been a while, since I had a day without some sort of obligation or some place to be.
It has been a while, since I had a day without some sort of obligation or some place to be.
 
The Sunday, that we call Mothers' Day, began with a light rain. I slept a bit later, because of that. Few things are as pleasant, as waking to rain, and no place to have to go.
The Sunday, that we call Mothers' Day, began with a light rain. I slept a bit later, because of that. Few things are as pleasant, as waking to rain, and no place to have to go.
 
Yesterday, was a big day! Yesterday was full of celebrating, food, family and surprises and commotion. I, who shy away from parties given for me, wouldn't trade yesterdays' party, for "all the kings' horses"!
Yesterday, was a big day! Yesterday was full of celebrating, food, family and surprises and commotion. I, who shy away from parties given for me, wouldn't trade yesterdays' party, for "all the kings' horses"!
 
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