Internet, oh internet…. where for art thou ??

Dealing with internet issues is becoming a real drag….. almost seems like it’s getting worse as each day goes by. I keep trying more and more things, rebooting, trying different hot spots….. I don’t know if it’s me changing things up or just the internet being the mysterious little creature it is. I guess little is not the right word…. probably one of the biggest ‘things’ on the planet any more…… Any how, most of the time that I don’t post anything is because of internet issues. Seems like I catch small ‘bursts’ in it once in a while and I can actually get something to work (like right now).

Didn’t get a heckva lot done today other than find out that the local Credit Union will not let me pull money out of my account through them (from my account in the states)….. and they don’t have any ATM’s – so I must use local ATM’s and pay their handy dandy access fees. It’s only 3 bucks – but these crafty little beggars here have it set up, so you can only pull $200 at a time…. you can pull that $200 as many times as you want – but (you guessed it) you have to pay another $3 fee every time you do. Enterprising little so and so’s~~ I had gotten quite used to having very little cash on me, but here on the island – many places of business are having the same internet woes I am…… and when they don’t have internet, their card machines do not work, so you have to have cash on you just in case……. another handy little lesson you learn pretty quick. I have even seen them just shut down the Post Office, because of no internet~!

After we finally got some cash, we lit out for a small BBQ chicken stand I heard about. After a wee bit of exploring we stumbled across it. Stopped for a drink and to try out their fare…… We each got a Crown and Coke in a slightly larger than normal plastic cup. $24.00 please…… Ouch….. I had to ask again – I thought I misunderstood her….. I figured that must be some pretty special Crown [or Coke] right there…. but NOOooooooo…… wow…… we paid the lady and walked over to look at the menu …. not an impressive menu and the prices went right along with their drink prices… figuring if the drink was that unimpressive – the food was going to be to – so we finished our very unimpressive drink and headed for the bus. We wound up at Blues Backyard BBQ again….. that place just feels like home~ We each had a pulled pork BBQ sammich with creamy coleslaw on top. I don’t particularly like coleslaw on top of my BBQ (on a sammich) but since that’s how my Queen ordered hers, that’s how mine showed up. One of the other specials for the day was gumbo. Hell yeah I had to try it~! Sammiches were excellent and while the gumbo was not Louisiana quality (but then, what is?) – it was pretty darn good~! We stayed and chatted with some friends we’ve made there and each had 3-4 drinks – total was $52…… another reason we like that place….. good food, good drinks, good people and it’s dang reasonable~!

Well – thankx for checking in and bear with me while I work toward more reliable internet. Good night ya’ll~!

 

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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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