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After all that’s been going on in the news, specifically here in the Lowcountry (see previous BLOG)… well, it’s been an emotional week and a half.

You know it’s something seriously big when all these folks come to town at the same time (which they did yesterday): the President of the United States, the First Lady, the Vice President, his wife, the Speaker of the House, several members of Congress, and one of the leading candidates to be the next President of the United States.  The top three leaders of the United States of America in the same room at once  –  doesn’t happen very often outside of a State of the Union address in Washington.

So if you’re here in one of our rental homes South Carolina, be it a luxury house on Isle of Palms or a Folly Beach house Charleston, you’re in good company.


I thought it might be time for something a bit UPlifting.  It came through an email a while back, and it struck me how such a little word can pack a lot of punch.  It’s….


The power of UP

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is  ‘UP.’   It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].
It’s easy to understand  UP , meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake  UP ?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP ?  Why do we speak  UP , and why are the officers  UP  for election and why is it  UP   to the secretary to write UP   a report?  We call  UP   our friends, brighten  UP   a room, polish  UP  the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.  We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.  We look  UP   beach house rentals Charleston SC on the internet, when searching for the perfect Charleston beach house like one of Exclusive Properties’ Isle of Palms vacation rentals.  You’d better call us UP early or else you’ll find our luxury beach house rentals SC all booked UP!
At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir  UP  trouble, line  UP   for tickets, work  UP   an appetite, and think UP   excuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed  UP   is special.
And this UP  is confusing: A drain must be opened  UP  because it is stopped  UP.

We open  UP   a store in the morning but we close it  UP  at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of  UP , look UP  the word  UP  in the dictionary.  In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP   almost 1/4 of the page and can add  UP   to about thirty definitions.


If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.  It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding  UP .  When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP . When it rains, it soaks  UP  the earth.  When it does not rain for a while, things dry  UP. One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now . . . my time is UP!
Oh . . . one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?


P !


(Did that one crack you  UP ?)
See how many you can come UP with.


Here’s one  –    “What’s UP ?!”


So remember, when you’re UP for a great vacation, call UP or email EP for some of the best SC vacation rentals around.  Our Isle of Palms luxury rentals are UP top of the list of all the beach rentals Charleston.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger