Time in private community pool refreshing and tranquil

The storm that knocked out power to more than 20,000 utility customers Sunday throughout the coastal areas of Volusia County was replaced early Monday by clearing skies and seasonably warm temps. Power was restored in our home in Sugar Mill in New Smyrna Beach at 4:15 a.m. Monday after being knocked out just after midnight as was the case throughout the community.

Late this afternoon, I ventured into the community pool. Most of the people in our neck of the woods in the gated Sugar Mill are elderly and rarely use it. But I do. It's a beautiful, quiet place, surrounded by trees with birds, squirrels looking skyward and the occasional armadillo meandering below.

I enjoy listening to the whistling birds and the tranquility of being in the water. This gives me time to de-stress

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