Another year just about gone………

Intermittent rain showers, lots of clouds and the strong urge not to do much of anything kept us in the house all day. We laid around and read books, watched entirely too many 1992 episodes of CSI Miami (TV down here really leaves a lot to be desired) watched several big brown pelicans dive bombing in the little bay off of our patio and just did a whole lot of nothing.

As it got dark, it started sounding like Armageddon outside…. apparently folks like explosives for celebrating the end of the old year….. I am told they get really happy bringing in the New Year the same way…. so tomorrow should be a hoot.

Me and the Mrs. are going out for dinner tomorrow night on the waterfront and while we will be done long before Midnight, expect to get quite a fireworks show. Can’t wait to try and get some pictures of that out over the sea~! Something we rarely did in our working life was go out for dinner on New Years Eve – but since the last half of this year has been almost nothing but new things for us, I figured, what the heck?   I doubt seriously we make it until Midnight to welcome in the new Year, but sure it will be waiting for us the following morning. Really looking forward to see what it feels like to welcome in a new year, being retired and living in the Caribbean  🙂

No pictures tonight — hopefully lots of new pictures the next several days to share with you.

Enjoy your last day of 2017~!


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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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