Had a great day today. Motored the boat up to Sombraro Resort, had a difficult time offloading and getting the music equipment to poolside, which is where I performed for an art festival. We had a ball, Mel and the ladies arrived a couple hours after I started playing, the Tiki Bar was packed, and I had the place rockin'. The lady that managed the resort hired me for a job on December 8 and asked if I would be around for the entire winter.
Unfortunately, the payscale in the keys is pretty low, probably because most of the performers are not full time entertainer/musicians. That's OK though. The side benefits more than make up for the lower pay - I got flashed a couple times by young gals at the bar. God, I love my job.
Last night the relative humidity rose a bit, everything exposed to the outside air was damp, which means I'll be visiting the laundramat more often than I would like. Everything, including laundry machines, are expensive here. $3 to wash a mid size load, and another $3 to dry. That's pretty heavy.
Dockage isn't all that cheap either - averaging about $750 a month at the monthly rate. Mooring ball is $300 a month at the monthly rate. There isn't a lot of folks on the hook here, probably because it's very limited space and mooring fields take up much of Boot Key.
With any kind of luck, I've have a good weather window on Tuesday, head out to the outer edge of the reef and try to catch some fresh mahi-mahi for dinner. Lots of great fish to catch here, but a non-resident fishing license is another bad hit - $45, even for old codgers like me.
Another fun day in Paradise,