Tuesday, December 07, 2021

We Broke a Record

The pinkish/purple little flowers (above) that are seen on most local lawns this time of year are pusley or Florida Snow as it's more often called. It is invasive and, while pretty, not a welcome resident on most lawns. It is too low to effectively mow and resistant to almost all herbicides which we shouldn't be considering anyway because of runoff into the Banana River. I have embraced my infestation and it is thriving and providing an attraction for honeybees and butterflies not to mention it is pretty and hardier than my beleaguered grass..

Before dawn this morning an Atlas 5 rocket configured with five solid fuel boosters launched into the fog on the longest mission to date for the Atlas rockets. It will deliver two satellites into geosynchronous orbit 22,000 miles above the equator. 

More history was made yesterday morning when the 806th condo sale of the year in Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral closed. Until yesterday, 2005 was the year of the most condo sales with a total of 805 units sold. That year our inventory of units for sale bounced around 800 units for sale at any given time. This year's inventory has been the lowest ever recorded at an average of around 50 to 60 units for sale most days. This morning, it stands at 70 existing total units for sale. That we set a sales record with this depleted inventory is remarkable. I see no reason to expect the pace of sales nor the inventory to change in the near future. Good hunting out there.

"Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use." __Charles M. Schulz