Why Delray Beach? – “Doors open, doors close” opportunities

When chatting about our recent vacation to Florida with a long time customer (friend) in Akron, Ohio, he asked why we picked Delray Beach, Florida as an area to buy…

Vacation Part 3: A few left over photos and video from the beach

There were a few extra photos and some video of Brenda swimming on my iPhone from our Delray Beach, Florida vacation last week, so I’ll archive them and make a…

Vacation Part 2: Beach time with family after Legoland

…are today. So without further ado, here is Part 2 of our two week vacation in Delray Beach, Florida for 2019 after the first week of work and cleaning. For…

Vacation Part 1: Finished upholstery, master bath and cleaning

…past year needed to get finished up before our winter renters arrive. Thankfully Brenda and I scheduled a couple weeks in October to be in Delray Beach, Florida as our…

Productive home chores weekend while watching Dorian

The approaching hurricane kept my attention this Labor Day weekend (writing this for Tuesday on Sunday) as there was really nothing I could do to prepare the condo in Delray

Catch up photos from Mother’s Day with the kids

Taylor, Megan, Katelyn, Drew and Annalyn … and enjoyed some fun with Annalyn at a park after church. So much fun. Brenda and I were off to Delray Beach, FL…

Condo1718 Master Bathroom update project for 2019

After working on both the condo guest bathroom and kitchen last year in Delray Beach, Florida, I’m hoping to work on the master bathroom when we vacation this year. Our…

Enjoyed a great week in Florida with Katelyn, Drew and Annalyn

https://s3.amazonaws.com/mdbav/CorbettOostraFLVacation_Oct2018.mp4 All good things come to an end … but Brenda and I sure had a great time in Delray Beach FL with Katelyn, Drew and Annalyn. It was our…

Set up the Wyze Cam Pan temporarily but have motion issues

The new low cost Wyze Cam Pan that I bought to put in the Delray Beach Condo arrived this past weekend and so opted to set it up temporarily at…

Final touches and cleaning after condo kitchen remodeling

It has been a slow condo1718 updating and remodeling process with spending only a week here and there in Florida … but after driving down to Delray Beach one more…

Traveling, traffic, Moscovy ducks and another kitchen update

…(no real work and forgot to update 2018 registration sticker) and mostly work on the kitchen remodeling at our Delray Beach condo this off season. Hopefully I have most of…

Remotes, remodeling and a day leftover for Encore

This past week has been a busy one for me. I was off to Florida for a few days to check on the condo in Delray Beach after our winter…

Found a great #TBT photo when deleting emails for space

…a spring break trip with college friends to the Delray Beach condo and a visit with her now late grandmother and grandfather. Wouldn’t you know, a nice #TBT memory photo!…

Some have skill and talent, others the fortitude to try #humor

Although the .mp4 video clip does remind me of some good times down at Delray Beach Florida with our family! https://myarchive.us/av/SkimboardingHumor_s.mp4…

A mellow Music Monday: Some David Gates and a marina sunrise

…what I indented to get done; a successful splash and back in the water, as well as checking on the Delray Condo renters and a visit with old family friends….

Hurricane Irma barreling towards Florida and the US mainland

…behind on several of the Leeward Islands.  I’ve been tracking these last few days both concerned for those in the path and for personal ties to Florida in Delray Beach…

Those cute chameleons are not as cute when they are lizards!

A month or so ago I blogged that the small little chameleons that ran around the condo in Delray Beach, Florida have grown up and “moved next door” … BUT…

New residents have moved next door in Florida

This past week while in Florida to do a little boat work, as well as a repair item at the Delray Beach condo, I noticed several new residents – hm?…

Good times and great family memories in Florida #TBT

…be no end to “blog fillers” on Thursdays (or really on Wednesday evenings). Here’s a favorite photo of Katelyn and Taylor on a trip to the condo in Delray Beach…

Obituary: Frances Ann Louise Howard has graduated

…the family came home every Christmas. It is a treasured memory for all. In retirement Fran enjoyed winters with her “Freddie” in Delray Beach, Florida, where they welcomed visitors, family…

Hot enough to put up the ShadeTree awning

After buzzing down to Florida last week to show the condo in Delray Beach, I spent a couple days “hurricane prepping” Encore for the tropical weather likely to show up…

Rain, leaks and cold showers

…times,” so to speak. I spent the weekend taking care of a condo rental issue in Delray Beach, Florida and of course was staying on the sailboat finalizing the diesel…

My new cologne – Old Diesel

…friends. After a good night sleep Brenda and I went our separate ways … well she left for Delray Beach and I stayed. Her project was to pack up and…

News tidbits that interested me today … and a 6 year old post

…the family. Those taking a family vacation this summer, be sure to appreciate the “family time” kids grow up fast. Taylor and Katelyn in Delray Beach, Florida, June 18, 2008…

Wrapping up the long weekend in Florida

…I was young and stupid (photo right). On my final day I drove down to Delray Beach in order to show my mother-in-laws condo to prospective renters for next winter….

Another day with Encore and unfortunately more rain

…by afternoon decided to head to Delray Beach for a visit with Brenda’s parents and a dinner out at Duffy’s … a very nice time (and they are doing great)….

You know you have a good wife when she goes up the mast

While escaping the rainy Ohio weather this week, I enjoyed a couple of days in Florida doing boat chores, helped settle Brenda’s mom and dad back into their Delray Beach…

Catch up post – Enjoying Encore, but the Love Bugs not so much

…Mom and Dad for the drive home from their winter condo in Delray Beach (photo before leaving below). I do not envy the health concerns that come with getting older,…

Cooler air and rain under the awning

…her graduating girlfriends (Ashley and Laura) out sailing before they returned to Ohio, Brenda and I also stopped in Delray Beach to begin packing her parents for their return to…

A rainy day is a good time to work on ‘inside’ boat projects

…with my mother and father in-law down in Delray Beach; Brenda’s mom made us a couple of key lime pies – delish! Taylor joined up with a couple of friends…

Enjoying the warm days, cool nights and sunshine on Encore

Delray Beach. They had been on the road from Cincinnati thru the night and so we had them aboard for donuts and orange juice … and of course the 10…

The weather just won’t cooperate so we took a roadtrip

Since the weather has been wet and windy here in Florida, we decided to take a road trip north from Delray Beach towards Fort Pierce.  Our plan was to putter…

Delray Beach biofuels company expanding biodiesel production

According to Palm Beach Post reporter Susan Salisbury, the biofuel company Ag-Oil is planning to build a biodiesel production facility in the Agricultrual Reserve west of Delray Beach Florida. (MP3…

Hurricane Ike building into a big storm

…it at a CAT4 ( 131-154mph wind) with the current path of south Florida. As someone with family in Delray Beach, this storm has me sitting up and taking notice….

They have ganged up on me!

…although it has been raining on and off here in Delray Beach, Florida. Today was particularly nice as we topped off the day with a dinner out at Outback Steakhouse…

Second post from the beach …

I promise this will be the last, but I’m using my cell-phone to post these last two day from Delray Beach, Florida. Its been a nice time away from Cincinnati…

Final day at Delray Beach and then home :-(

Closing out the week with a family photo and post after a safe flight home; it was a great week of ‘just’ family. I’ve been heavy on the personal…

Ernesto: Florida dodges a hurricane

Rain but not all that much wind in Delray Beach just north of Fort Lauderdale, Florida this morning as Ernesto makes itself known throughout the state. The winds are tropical…

Skiing the Canadian Rockies

…on Delray Beach in Florida. Ouch, two jabs in one day — I’m doing something wrong? Jeff took the photo above this morning from the Continental Divide, unfortunately the small…

Katrina Drenches South Florida

Hurricane Katrina came ashore just south of the all important Delray Beach (my family). The catagory 1 hurricane had sustained winds of 80 miles per hour with gusts up to…

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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