Sunday, January 16, 2011

Back to business!

First of all, let me thank all the blog followers who sent me such lovely notes during my absence. In the last couple months of 2010 I really got caught up in my work as a Wildlife Observer for the beach clean-up efforts. Once the 'Sand Shark' operation was shifted from Pensacola Beach to Perdido Key, Wildlife Observers were also transferred to that location.

The change in location meant I had to leave Pensacola Beach around 4:00 p.m. to reach Perdido Key for the 5:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. work shift. The next morning, it was difficult driving home and getting to bed just as the sun was coming up. Most of us Wildlife Observers discovered we were rarely able to sleep past noon. That only left a few hours before time to head out for the next shift. Let me assure you, sleep deprivation is NOT good for your body or your brain!

My work as a Wildlife Observer for BP's subcontractors ended in the last half of December. So, now that I've had time to celebrate the holidays in Tennessee, take a cruise with my husband, and also get my sleeping cycle back to normal, it's time to get back to my other passion: photography and blogging!

I would like to thank all of you who have been so faithful during my absence and, again, all those of you who have taken time to write. I realized, despite this brutally cold weather we've been having, it was time to get off my duff and back to business when someone went one step further and wrote the editor of Island Times to check on me! That's blog loyalty!

So here we go...back to business in Paradise!


Anonymous said...

glad you're back.

Norma said...

Glad to see that you are back. We live in Arkansas and we just got home from Pensacola Beach yesterday and even though it was very cold the beach and the water look great. We had a great week and enjoyed lots of good food and walks on the beach bundled up.

Anonymous said...

I really missed you! I feared that some disaster had happened. Welcome back!!!!!!!!!!!


Peggy said...

Glad you are rested up and back to blogging and photography! Missed you bunches!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're ok and back!! Missed the news and views from home. Dave Wheeler

Greg and Christie said...

D.J., Your loyal followers from Atlanta are thrilled to see that you are back. Thank you for giving us our daily moments of the paradise that we know as Pensacola Beach!

Anonymous said...

DJ, so glad you are back but want to send a heartfelt Thanks for all that you and your fellow observers have done for the beach. I am so glad we have people like you during this terrible time. Besides, I would much rather look at your pictures then the pier's Webcam!
Mimi from Mo.

Anonymous said...

So GLAD you are OK & blogging again. And - thanks for serving as a Wildlife Observer.

Anonymous said...

Hi DJ, Now that I no longer have a Cabana on Calle Hermosa, I need your blog more than ever.

Hugs and woof woof woof's

Scottie and The Dougal

Barrier Island Girl said...

Oh Scottie, there are so many changes among the residents of Calle Hermosa. I know you are saddest of all those affected since many of your friends are no longer here, at least full time.