No wind and rain……

Last couple of days have been overcast, almost constant sprinkles to down pours…. makes for a slightly cooler day, but actually much warmer, in that, that  wonderful trade wind is not there to whisk away the tropical humidity that comes along with the rain. As such, we have not got a lot accomplished these past couple days other than some laundry — Woo-Hoo~!  Yes sir – ya still gots to do laundry…even living in paradise…… unless you’re just a pig – and we’re not. Maybe eventually a pirate….. but not a pig~~  😉

A little more island insight [particularly for this island]: Yet another thing came to realization on my past couple of morning walks (as they were along the main thorough fare)…. The EPA apparently does not have a hellva lot of say so on apparently pretty much anything here….. factory smoke stacks, cars, anything that has emissions….. I have inhaled enough diesel smoke (most cars here are diesel — and — apparently not very well maintained) to clog a set of filters if I was wearing them. Good grief….. I’ve had a couple of people warn me to be careful when driving, because the roads get extremely slick when they get wet — now I know why….. diesel soot on the roads~!  In part I believe, it is one of the things that makes this island so dirty looking. It is also dirty looking because the people apparently do not take a whole lot of pride in their island. Trash is just dumped apparently where ever you get the notion. I know a lot of people who have been to the island will want to argue and say it is a beautiful island. Those people are the ones that never leave the resort they’re on, or only go on excursions where they are taken to the places that are kept clean. Don’t get me wrong. There are many beautiful, beautiful things about this island….. there are an equal amount of very ugly things on this island…… I guess it depends on how you want to look at them.

Damn…..I’m starting to sound a little cranky ain’t I ? I guess I need to get my butt back into that beautiful saltwater and soak up some of that underwater beauty~~

el sol vendrá mañana



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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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