Actually, more than that. Every single thing that was forecast from Hurricane Ian for Citrus County by people who know their business — damaging winds, drenching rain, historic storm surge, widespread flooding and power outages — none of it came to be.
And suddenly…a hurricane. In late September.
I’d rather be writing about the County Commission meeting Tuesday with the four administrator finalists and possibly making a decision.
Nothing ruins the calendar more than a change in the weather.
Example: For today’s blog I had planned a deep dive into Tuesday's county commission agenda.
It now falls into the “who cares” category as our eyes turn to Ian.
It seems that the four county administrator finalists in town next week for interviews will have some time on their hands.
Other than the 1-on-1 interviews themselves — a day-long affair Monday for commissioners and commissioner wannabes — and Tuesday’s 1 p.m. county commission meeting, they’re left totally on their own for their stay in our beautiful community.
Let me tell you about my hometown.
That would be Inverness, the county seat of Citrus, the place where Elvis made a movie and tossed a football on the Courthouse lawn.
Upon my arrival here in early 1987, I noticed two things immediately: friendly charm and a ton of traffic on U.S. 41 through town.
Spent the better part of Tuesday afternoon researching the county administrator finalists and that was as exciting as it sounds.
I made it through one and ditched the idea. What makes me an expert on county administrators? Nothing, that’s what.
Some blogs write themselves.
Like today’s, for example, about how famed hate group MassResistance is taking credit for Diana Finegan’s County Commission primary win and urging people to throw their support behind a certain Inverness City Council candidate who is the group’s local hate leader.
We’re starting the week with a little celebration.
It was a year ago today that the Just Wright Citrus blog made its debut here on Facebook.
This is the original Just Wright Citrus post that kicked off our Facebook page on Sept. 19, 2021:
It was the day of my retirement from the Chronicle and I was sitting with my friend, Justin Strickland, who asked me a simple question:
What’s the one thing from the Chronicle that, if I wanted to keep doing it, I would keep doing?
Don’t know about you, but I’m stressed.
Not about normal stuff. I’m somewhat healthy. I have an extremely rewarding business that didn’t exist a year ago. My adorable wife loves me.
No, my stress is more abstract. The kind that comes from watching cable TV news, no matter whose side I’m on at the time.
Mike Wright has written about Citrus County government and politics for 36 years.