The two words, confused and perplexed, seem to mean the same thing. Certainly today, they are used interchangeably. Their origins are different. Confused is a much older word. It meant that a situation was so complex as to bring about ruin. Perplexed is a Medieval word that means to become bewildered by difficulty in a situation that one is trying to solve. Similar, but really not the same. So, will you solve a situation today or will there be ruin?
God Blessed us with rain. Lots of it. As we sat huddled in cars and trucks, the lightning struck all around us, sometimes so closely, you could smell the ozone. When it finally let up enough to start the Burn, the gas wand I had bought to start the Fire wouldn’t ignite. Frustrated, I started a search for matches and came up empty. I walked back to the parking area to climb into my car to go buy another wand when I heard a noise I’d never heard before. On opening the pump house, I saw that the pump housing had cracked and was spraying the house and the electrical connections with water. We safely shut down the system. My husband asked, ” Do you know how lucky we were? If we’d started the Fire, we would have had no water to control it.”
I’d like to thank everyone who helped with the Burn and everyone who came. I’d like to especially thank the Big Man in the Sky who gave me what I needed and not what I wanted.
But you don’t have to! Turkey Burn starts at noon!
These are the directions for the Turkey Burn if you are coming from Charleston S.C. Take 17 N to McClellanville. At the blinking light take a left on 45. Almost immediately, take the first road on the left. That Wil be Randall Rd. Drive .8 mile and you’ll see a very mowed farm on the left hand side of the road. Slow down and you’ll see a pink sign that has 9943 written on it. Turn left in the left hand drive. Come down the drive and park on the left. If you are coming from Myrtle Beach take a right at the blinking light onto 45 and left onto Randall Rd. Looking forward to seeing you there.
We’ve had some rain and much more is expected for the next three days. The wind speed has lowered as well, making conditions safer for Saturday, June 14. The Turkey Burn will be held at 9943 Randall Rd. In McClellanville, S.C.. now if I could just get over this awful cold.
If you want something done right, hire only the best. Mows lawns so short, no snake would ever cross it.