IslandDrumz

Welcome to our little slice of paradise! Clear Lake Shores is probably one of the best kept secrets in the entire Bay Area. Yes we are an island. We are surrounded by Clear Lake, Jarbo Bayou and the Lazy Bend canals. Plug this in to Google Maps and you'll see what I mean 29.32' by 95.01' We are about half way between Galveston Island and the city of Houston and located in north Galveston county. I will try to keep us up on all the goings on that we can walk, boat, bike or drive our golf carts to. Very few things pi$$ me off but one of them is wasting my precious time. I'll try not to waste yours. Enjoy. ab

Monday, September 30, 2013

Great News!

Neighbor Juanita has been taken care of. Seems her Grand kids stepped up. As it should be.

If you haven't registered with the County for this weekends BBQ Cook Off you only have until tomorrow. If you need help drop me or Bryan H a line. We're happy to help.

From Neighbor Jim;


 Tonight's Agenda is here.
National Night Out Tomorrow!!!


We’ll start the celebration at 6 behind Opus’ We’ll be serving hot dogs, courtesy of our neighborhood Super Target and their team, hot off of Glenn’s rolling grill. YUM! And Rob Brown will be serving cold drinks from his trailer pulling buggie.
6:00 Aspen & Tindel
6:15 we’ll move to Clear Lake Road & Cedar
6:30 Clear Lake Road & Forest
6:45 Clear Lake Road & Ivy
7:00 Juniper & Queen
7:15 – 8:00 Deep Hole Park
See you there, and remember, your goal is to meet at least one new neighbor!








Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Neighbor In Need


This from Neighbor Craig
Hey everyone Juanita Flurry is in a bind and needs some help.  For those of you who don't know Juanita she is probably one of our islands longest inhabitants.  For decades she has volunteered her time to the betterment of this island including many children's party.  Juanita Recently received a letter from her insurance carrier asking that she fix several minor problems around her home.  I would like to try and arrange a rescue party for her for a week from Saturday at 10 in the morning.  If we could get 10 or 15 semiskilled or at least semiconscious, ambitious Islanders to show up at her house that morning we could have everything spiffy in no time.  If you are interested in helping please call me at 281-300-3541 I will give you a list of the things needing done and we can make plans to take care of these things for her.  Juanita Is a very deserving islander And I know it would put a huge smile on her face if we could help her And show our appreciation for her years of service to the community.  A B once said if you yell for help on this island you better get out-of-the-way because it's coming. Were kind of out of practice lately do we still have it in us? give me a call

Craig Ward
Craig-Bob, I’m in. Let me know what I can do, but pick a different day for me. Saturday after next is the Second annual BBQ-Cook Off and I have a other plans. I’m hoping a lot of our neighbors will show up at the cook off real hungry from helping out at Juanita’s? Dinner will be ready at 5!

I feel the need to share this. A few weeks ago we decided to remove a short half wall/wet bar in our house. The problem was it was in place prior to Ike and when all that mess happened we had the existing carpet replaced with hard wood floors to match the original floor in the rest of the house. The floor guys installed the new flooring right up to and around the wall. When the wall was removed, voila! No floor. We had about 15 square feet of hole. We tried to reach the folks that installed the new flooring but they have moved on so we asked friends in the business for leads. We called three different places for quotes. Number one had a guy come out and he wanted to pull out the entire room/floor and install all new flooring with a threshold between the rooms. Yeah, No. Number two was going to refer the job to their store in Deer Park since it was so much closer than the Conroe store I contacted. Still no word from them. Number three stopped by last Tuesday, scheduled the work for Tuesday the 24th and finished up this morning. It looks awesome. Knowing full well where the late hole had lived for so long I tried, in vain, to find the patch. No joy. He was that good. And MJ loves the price. When Momma’s happy…. If you are ever in the need for hardwood floor work this guy gets two thumbs up from the Batchelor household. I’ll ask him if I can post a link here but his contact info is Adore Hardwood Floors – Terry Davis – 832-877-3512. Come by and see if you can see the patch.

Check this out

From neighbor Allen, spread the word.
Please go to the following link and sign this petition.  Our Flood Insurance rates are getting ready to go through the proverbial roof unless we can get it amended.  Most people will not be able to afford flood insurance in the future if the law actually goes into effect as it is currently signed. THIS WILL ALSO HURT OUR PROPERTY VALUES.  There is a bill pending in the Senate to have the law amended, so please sign the  petition if possible. 



DEAL OF THE MONTH

1992 F-150 XLT
175,000 miles
New tires, tool storage box, bed liner, running boards.
Runs good, cold ac
Asking $2300.00 obo.

 
National Night Out is a week from Tuesday. Here's the schedule.
We’ll start the celebration at 6 behind Opus’ We’ll be serving hot dogs, courtesy of our neighborhood Super Target and their team, hot off of Glenn’s rolling grill. YUM! And Rob Brown will be serving cold drinks from his trailer pulling buggie.
6:00 Aspen & Tindel
6:15 we’ll move to Clear Lake Road & Cedar
6:30 Clear Lake Road & Forest
6:45 Clear Lake Road & Ivy
7:00 Juniper & Queen
7:15 – 8:00 Deep Hole Park
See you there, and remember, your goal is to meet at least one new neighbor!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Check this out

From neighbor Allen, spread the word.
Please go to the following link and sign this petition.  Our Flood Insurance rates are getting ready to go through the proverbial roof unless we can get it amended.  Most people will not be able to afford flood insurance in the future if the law actually goes into effect as it is currently signed. THIS WILL ALSO HURT OUR PROPERTY VALUES.  There is a bill pending in the Senate to have the law amended, so please sign the  petition if possible. 




DEAL OF THE MONTH

1992 F-150 XLT
175,000 miles
New tires, tool storage box, bed liner, running boards.
Runs good, cold ac
Asking $2300.00 obo.

 
National Night Out is a week from Tuesday. Here's the schedule.
We’ll start the celebration at 6 behind Opus’ We’ll be serving hot dogs, courtesy of our neighborhood Super Target and their team, hot off of Glenn’s rolling grill. YUM! And Rob Brown will be serving cold drinks from his trailer pulling buggie.
6:00 Aspen & Tindel
6:15 we’ll move to Clear Lake Road & Cedar
6:30 Clear Lake Road & Forest
6:45 Clear Lake Road & Ivy
7:00 Juniper & Queen
7:15 – 8:00 Deep Hole Park
See you there, and remember, your goal is to meet at least one new neighbor!
Get signed up for the BBQ Cook Off before you miss the deadline!!
Clear Lake Shores 2nd Annual BBQ Cook Off
October 5th, Paul Shelley Pavilion

Open to all Citizens of Clear Lake Shores and Lazy Bend

Entries: $10 per entry, no limit per team

Categories include:

·      Brisket
·      Ribs, Pork, Baby Back or St. Louis Cut
(boneless country style pork “ribs” are NOT allowed)
·      Chicken, No restrictions
·      Pork, other than ribs listed above
(boneless country style pork “ribs” ARE acceptable)
·      Beans, No restrictions
·      Dessert, No restrictions
·      Chef’s Choice, No restrictions   

Turn in starts at 4:30 pm.  BBQ plates will be available for sale starting at 5:00 pm.  However, the teams will be out there working hard all day so even if you are not cooking please plan to come out early, support the teams, and make a day of it.

Registration Deadline for cooking is September 30th!


Please contact Bryan bryan.e.hoerner@gmail.com for more information and registration instructions.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Another Day in Paradise


Here's one just for your Facebook folks. You vote by clicking on the Like button. THis is for a local lady done good.
From Karen;
Would you please share this on your page for our CF coach?  She has an amazing story and deserves to win this.  Voting ends Sunday and she's currently in third place.
Please vote to show your support for a fellow CrossFit coach! It only takes 2 clicks! http://tryabouttime.com/contestants/laura-lee/

                             Go Texans!!


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sweet!

My thermo meter says its 72 and here it is almost noon. Just checked my rain gauge on the deck and it has 4" in it. I feel like i won the lottery. Well at least a scratch off. This is me opening up the doors.

DEAL OF THE MONTH

1992 F-150 XLT
175,000 miles
New tires, tool storage box, bed liner, running boards.
Runs good, cold ac
Asking $2300.00 obo.

 
National Night Out is a week from Tuesday. Here's the schedule.
We’ll start the celebration at 6 behind Opus’ We’ll be serving hot dogs, courtesy of our neighborhood Super Target and their team, hot off of Glenn’s rolling grill. YUM! And Rob Brown will be serving cold drinks from his trailer pulling buggie.
6:00 Aspen & Tindel
6:15 we’ll move to Clear Lake Road & Cedar
6:30 Clear Lake Road & Forest
6:45 Clear Lake Road & Ivy
7:00 Juniper & Queen
7:15 – 8:00 Deep Hole Park
See you there, and remember, your goal is to meet at least one new neighbor!

Get signed up for the BBQ Cook Off before you miss the deadline!!
Clear Lake Shores 2nd Annual BBQ Cook Off
October 5th, Paul Shelley Pavilion

Open to all Citizens of Clear Lake Shores and Lazy Bend

Entries: $10 per entry, no limit per team

Categories include:

·      Brisket
·      Ribs, Pork, Baby Back or St. Louis Cut
(boneless country style pork “ribs” are NOT allowed)
·      Chicken, No restrictions
·      Pork, other than ribs listed above
(boneless country style pork “ribs” ARE acceptable)
·      Beans, No restrictions
·      Dessert, No restrictions
·      Chef’s Choice, No restrictions   

Turn in starts at 4:30 pm.  BBQ plates will be available for sale starting at 5:00 pm.  However, the teams will be out there working hard all day so even if you are not cooking please plan to come out early, support the teams, and make a day of it.

Registration Deadline for cooking is September 30th!


Please contact Bryan bryan.e.hoerner@gmail.com for more information and registration instructions.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

closer........



It’s National POW/MIA Day. Please take a moment out of your busy day to remember those who gave all.

I’m getting’ all antsy. There is a serious front coming in tomorrow and I sure hope it’s dropping lots of rain in or around our reservoirs up north. Just think, Saturdays hi will be in the LOW 80’s. Ahhhhhhh

Galveston County is tied for first place in this Facebook contest. All you Facebookers out there drop in and give them a lick.

Here’s one that is real close to home. Pay attention this is from neighbor and friend.
I am walking to end PKD
Allan,

My Uncle and Father passed away from this disease. My sister and I have had a kidney transplant due to this disease. Help me fight this disease for my nephew who has it and my daughter who was diagnosed with it last October. Also help me fight it before I have Grandchildren diagnosed with it.

This year, along with thousands of others across the country, I am walking to end polycystic kidney disease (PKD), one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases affecting thousands in America and millions worldwide. There is currently no treatment or cure for PKD.

That's why I'm writing to you today – to ask for your support. Please consider making a donation to help me raise money for the PKD Foundation, the leading organization solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease. We are devoted to finding the treatments that will allow millions of people to live longer, healthier lives.

Last year, Walk participants raised $1.8 million to benefit the PKD Foundation to help provide education and support services, both online and in local communities, so those living with PKD don't have to face it alone. Seventy-nine cents of every dollar raised supports research, education and support services, and advocacy and awareness programs. Because of your generosity, we are able to do the mission-critical work that so many PKD patients and families rely on.

* Two new drug candidates are being reviewed through our Drug Repurposing Program. They are in the initial screening stage to determine if there is potential to continue preclinical testing.

* The PKD Foundation is once again accepting research grant proposals. In early 2014, we will announce funding of grants focused on the basic science of PKD and the development of PKD therapies. The Foundation has previously funded more than 500 research grants from 1984 to 2009. We anticipate that 12, two-year grants will be awarded for $80,000 per year (per grant).

Please help us keep the momentum going. As someone whose life has been touched by PKD, this cause is very close to my heart.

You can make a secure donation online by following the link below. Please make your tax-deductible gift in support of the PKD Foundation Walk for PKD. Your generosity has never meant more than it does right now.

I've already made my contribution. Please join me.

Sincerely,

Phillis Chtisteson

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support PKD Foundation

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“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” Lao Tzu

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Get your Calendar out



73 Days until the end of Hurricane Season
17 Days until the 2nd annual BBQ Cook Off!
16 ½ Days until the Children’s Fishing Derby---- looking for a volunteer to cook hot dogs for the kids------
13 Days until the cut off to register your team to enter
12 Days until National Night Out
10 Days to get Grandma’s cobbler recipe
9 Days left to volunteer as a Judge for the BBQ Cook Off.
2 Days to go to get our First “Cool Front” of the season!

No ghost blogger tonight. It was one of the shortest meetings I’ve been to. Nothing special on the agenda so it went real quick. The Waterfront Compliance report took the most time but it was mostly details on slip leases.

So how did the dead whack job get a freakin’ shotgun onto a military base?

"It is a far, far better barbecue that I have now, than I have ever had before" - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Pits