The lights came back on this morning at our Connecticut home, more than one week after a freak October snowstorm that destroyed thousands of trees and knocked out power to about a million people. Coincidentally, the lights were restored just before 2 a.m., when all clocks were to be reset for the winter months. Having our power back after a week without it gives new meaning to the term “daylight savings.”
Not everything, however, is back to normal. Two months ago we bundled all our communication services –- Internet, television and telephone –- with Comcast Cable. We can certainly endure without television -– I watched the LSU-Alabama game on my mobile phone last night –- and we have our cell phones to receive calls and make a few if need be. But the loss of Internet service is a royal pain; to post articles here at Golf Community Reviews, I need to find a coffee shop with wireless service. Others have exactly the same idea, and the competition for a seat and electrical outlet is fierce. Also, there are just so many cups of coffee a body can take.
The experience of the last week has only encouraged my wife’s and my interest in establishing a more permanent home in the southern U.S. where we already own a condominium at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC. If your experience over the last week has caused you to think along those lines, please contact me. I will be happy to offer some ideas about golf-oriented areas in the south that would match up with your requirements. I can’t guarantee perfect weather, but I can guarantee you will have a better chance of playing golf in January in, say, Charleston, SC, than in Charlestown, RI.
I’ll be posting more articles in the coming days. It’s good to be back.
Nothing like an October snowstorm in Connecticut to conjure dreams of the Jack Nicklaus course at Pawleys Plantation.