Back to the Dog Days

Brody Trading Stocks

People that live on Daniel Island have a couple of characteristics in common.  They are nice and genuinely care about the community.  Thus, it should not have been a surprise when so many people reached out to wish me a quick recovery from my back injury.  I am happy to report that it is feeling much better.  Thanks for all the get well soon wishes.

What does a guy that fishes every day do when he cannot fish?

Brody (the amazing fishing finding and stock trading dog) wakes me up at 6:30. As smart as he is, Brody has not yet mastered operation of the TV remote.  So, I must turn on the TV and set the channel to the financial news.  Brody likes to be well informed before placing his first trades of the day.

Brody‚Äôs breakfast is served promptly at 7:30. His favorite is an everything bagel with veggie cream cheese.  Brody takes his coffee black with a couple of cubes of ice.  He hates to burn his tongue when drinking coffee.

At 8:30, Brody takes me for a walk.  This gets us back to the house in plenty of time before the market opens.  Frankly, I am not sure why we rush to get home.  Brody has several trading apps on this iPhone.  To tell the truth, I am very impressed that Siri responds to a barking dog.

When the market opens, Brody sends me to my room.

Now you know why I fish so much!

Back Problems

For the past few weeks, a nagging back injury has limited my fishing and my mobility.  Just about the time it gets to feeling better, I do something stupid (like going fishing) and set my recovery back.  This week I decided to truly limit my fishing.  Not surprisingly, my back felt much better.  On Saturday afternoon, I was bored and could move around without a significant amount of pain.  So, I decided to go for a boat ride.  Not one of my better decisions.

The boat ride went fine.  However, things went downhill when I returned to the dock.  There was another boat tied to the floating dock but there was plenty of room for me to tie up the Pathfinder.  The tide and the wind were at my stern, moving me toward the dock.  Rather than circle around and dock into the wind and the tide (which how I usually do it), I decided to ease the bow near the floating dock, step off the boat and tie up.  Then, let the wind and tide bring the boat around to the dock.  Easy stuff.  I have done it literally hundreds of times without incident.  This time was different story.  When I stepped from the boat to the dock, my back seized up.  Subsequently, I did not secure the bow. The wind and tide brought the stern of my boat around and into the side of the boat tied up at the dock. 

In pain and totally embarrassed, I expected an angry response from the other boat owner.  However, they were gracious and kind.  In return for their kindness, I would like to take them fishing (when my back is better).  Please reach out.  I will feel guilty if you do not allow me to return the kindness.

Not much of fishing report.  But I am including a picture of a Red Snapper from last week.