Weather and Not


Very windy evening, love the sounds through the trees.

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For dinner, chicken wing oven fry. That means you put frozen chicken wings in the roaster, water and seasoning. Cover and Cook for one hour.

Take the lid off and oven brown it. I made green beans fresh frozen in a steamed atmosphere. Then I thought instead of potatoes I would make use of the left over rice from a few nights ago. I put it in the iron skillet and warmed it. Then added a can of crème’ of chicken soup. New recipe was formed. It tastes like cous cous sticky. The texture was the same,just right to make bite size balls to pop in your mouth. It was good.

I received this after I inquired about “B” Day.

Any way, I saw grandma and pap the other evening and asked about the butchering. your memory is absolutely correct.

He said they always had 4 to 6 hogs and they did butcher. they would build a fire in the smokehouse next to the back porch. he said they could ‘smother’ the fire and close the smokehouse up real tight, but the thick smoke would roll out of any cracks it could and the smoke would roll out under the roof so it looked like it was on fire!

He said the original smoke house was up on the hill but had caved in a long time ago, leaving an indent. (I remember that) they told me that they buried a horse in there at one time. Then they used it for trash. (burned it I guess…)

pap remembered the well and the footbridge too.

I have good news.

Gilbert finally was able too call us and said he is back at the work center and back too work. What a relief that was allowed once they charged the REAL culprit in the roof falling in scenario.

Things are clearer now about Sandra.

She was given the 10 months by Federal Judge Martinez with a report date of 2/14/13. She walked out of Federal court and was taken into custody on a violation of her probation by getting arrested in the Iron Works Scam and failing to pay restitution to the IRS.So she does her Federal Time, gives birth in prison.Then she has the recent Felonies to contend with. It looked like new charges but in actuality it was the Iron Works Scam Felonies.

They posted my comment in the Key West Citizen. Guess they liked the Kudos.

In The News Since 2005

Submitted on Thu, 01/17/2013 – 12:03am by Catt 

This was a factual article and kudos too alinhardt for the write up. After she does her time in the Federal system she still has Florida to deal with. No more House Arrest for her. I have one correction. Mr.Suarez, the former superintendent of Key West who ALLEGEDLY was charged with stealing quarters from the parking meters. This term is used in the media to avoid litigation when the facts are not 100% certain, or when referring to evidence in an ongoing trial. It was not proven that he did so. There was NO Monies missing from the coffers. On Point to Point the city manager said “A through investigation has been completed and no meter funds are unaccounted for.

The other comments are vindictive towards the entire family.

Submitted on Wed, 01/16/2013 – 9:21am by BenAnders

She was supposed to be paying back $33,010 in restitution at the rate of $25 a month? Let’s see: That works out to a total of 1,320 months or 110 years.

Sandra has more charges. Another $10,000 bond so it’s up to $90,000

Tax-fraud convict Hit With New Charges While Incarcerated.

By SEAN KINNEY

Posted – Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:54 AM EST

Sandra Perez previously pleaded guilty to tax fraud.

Sandra Perez, a Stock Island woman on federally supervised release from jail, was jailed Monday on felony charges of stealing from her employer for the second time.

She was last arrested in October after Steve Henson, owner of Key Iron Works, where Perez worked as a bookkeeper, discovered seven forged checks and fraudulent credit card charges on his bank statements.

In the latest round, Perez is charged with 13 felonies, including grand theft and using another person’s credit card. She remained in the Monroe County Detention Center on Tuesday in lieu of $80,000 bond.

The theft totals around $300 “to purchase fuel and groceries for her family,” according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Deputy David Chavka.

Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Mark Wilson said Perez, 29, is essentially being charged with more counts because Henson had further reviewed his financial records and uncovered more transactions he didn’t authorize.

“It’s more of the same,” Wilson said “She didn’t tell us about everything” when she was being investigated prior to her first arrest.

In 2010, Perez pleaded guilty to a federal tax-fraud charge and was sentenced to six months in jail followed by three years of supervised release, the terms of which would be violated by her latest arrests.

The tax charge stemmed from a scam run out of the Monroe County Detention Center masterminded by Perez’s father, Danilo Suarez.

In it, jail inmates and their relatives filed with the Internal Revenue Service 1040 EZ forms along with a one-page 4852 form, which is a substitute for a W-2 when an employer doesn’t provide one, on behalf of themselves.

They would then cash the refund checks. Danilo Suarez got five years in prison.

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I am having a big bowl of raspberry sherbet. I am still at 200 weight.

I like the pineapple coconut better 

There’s a new show on Discovery called “Shipwreck Men”

Filmed in Key West, with the people who own Arnold’s Towing. It’s exciting.

We be pirates 

Rain


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Rain is falling
The palms are swaying
occasionally the thunder claps in applause

The cats lay sprawled on my bed
ears perking up with the sounds
All is well in their world

It is steady now, falling lightly upon the land
raindrops gently tap at the window panes

I love rain, so pure

It’s a full moon and it’s hiding

It will be gone with the morning light

Time to pause

The storm is over

The Sun will rise

Rain puddles will evaporate
No more tears
No more applause

A New Day
Presented with The Gifts of Life

Dusk is my favorite time of day
The light shows barely enough to light the pastels of the sky

 

Be Well and Wise
Be thankful for the Moments

by © Cynthia Martz 2011

When it rains, listen closely

it’s ME missing you

Drowning in Key West


 

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It has rained here for days. The skies look like the movie “The Day after Tomorrow” Dark and foreboding.

But, you know when you have lemons you make lemonade.

We had an awesome BBQ aka picnic without the sand and sea. It has been three weekends for me that I have not been in the water for one reason or the other.

The weather forecast for the next week is more of the same. I have lived here 20 years and never have I seen this.

The airport is closed.

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Mangrove Jungle


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Y esterday we went out to Snipes Point on the boat.

When we left the sky was dark and it was raining really hard. When we got to the dock it was sunny, but almost immediately turned dark. Seems the rain followed us. We left for the open water. On arrival, the sky cleared and the sun came out too play. Not a mere drop of rain was felt the rest of the trip. It is always so different there. The sea oats have protected the shoreline and there are more sand dunes peppered along the beach area. Got some great shots and video.

and some color…

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When Lightening Strikes


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An Electrical Storm Illuminates The Heavens And Forests.

A situation will most likely change from what it first appeared to be. You may actually have little influence over what is being unleashed. In the meantime, there’s a need to keep a cool head while observing every thing around. Eventually the energy will dissipate and you will regain control: physically, mentally or emotionally.

It sounds like it’s time for a lot of purging and letting go and embracing the new.

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Sometimes “Letting Go” of the steering wheel reminded me that we should allow Life to steer us.

Rainy Day


Rain is falling
The palms are swaying
occasionally the thunder claps in applause

The cats lay sprawled on my bed
ears peaking up with the sounds
All is well in their world

It is steady now,falling lightly upon the land
raindrops gently tap at the window panes

I love rain,so pure

It’s a full moon and it’s hiding

It will be gone with the morning light

Time to pause

The storm is over

The Sun will rise

Rain puddles will evaporate
No more tears
No more applause

A New Day
Presented with The Gifts of Life

Dusk is my favorite time of day
The light shows barely enough to light the pastels of the sky

Be Well and Wise
Be thankful for the Moments

by © Cynthia Martz 2011

Key West Flooding


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October 21,2011

It has rained and thunderstormed for 5 days and 5 nights.We are flooded.

Bands of thunderstorms with frequent lightning plagued the Florida Keys on Wednesday, leading to the shutdown of all Monroe County schools and a National Weather Service flood warning for the Middle and Lower Keys.

There was widespread flooding in Key West, including tourist-dominated Duval Street. More than four inches of rain dumped on the city Wednesday, and nearly 12 inches total since midday Friday.

“Many roads are impassable, including all the usual suspects and some others that don’t usually flood,” said Alyson Crean, Key West spokeswoman. “We’re asking people to stay out of the neighborhoods where flooding tends to be worse.”