I’m baaaaaack~~~ : )

Well I semi-unintentionally took a couple of days off…… been trying to get my Queen healed up, my foot healed up and find a place to live. Thankfully we are making head way on my Queen and my foot….. Angie is feeling much better, but still runs down pretty quickly, so our outings have been fairly brief.

I did make my first dive on this island Friday. Tried out a dive shop I have been chatting with for a while and went and did a dive with them on the Frederiksted pier. Thankfully, the dive turned out much better than what I thought it was going to. Once we got out away from the beach (it was a shore dive) – the water cleared up very nicely and when we got out around the pilings of the pier, I was very happy to see some beautiful corals growing as well as a generous dose of marine life – including an octopus that looked like he had been in an ass whoppin’ contest and lost. He only had 2 full length tentacles… the other 6 looked like they had been torn or chewed off – but he seemed to be doing pretty good none-the-less and in time will re-grow the other tentacles back. I ashamedly must say that I did not get any pictures, as I have managed to stow my charging cable for my GoPro in a place where I can no longer find it. Damn it Emmit~! No worries though – I will find it and will be shooting more underwater pix in no time.

In the interest of not making our situations worse, we opted to sit out of the St. Patrick’s day celebration here on the island. It is apparently quite the event though. We could see some of it from our gallery (porch) and could hear very loud music all day long. We could see part of the parade from our gallery as well. Apparently most of the island shuts down for the celebration. Looked and sounded like a hellva an event — oh well, we’ll catch it next year.

Today we went and looked at a possible long term place. 3 bed – 2.5 bath with a pool. Looked great in the pictures. What the pictures didn’t mention, it is about 30 minutes out in the middle of no where and 3/4th the way up a mountain. You access the house by going up a very small one lane road that is exceptionally steep and has 3 dandy switchbacks in it. Seriously, this road would have a Grand Canyon mule saying ‘Oh, HELL no’….. We both discussed the ramifications of coming back from Blues backyard, about half hammered, in the dark and trying to negotiate that road…..Uhmm …..No~! That was not the only reason we opted not to take the house – several other issues contributed to it. The place had one hellva view though…wow~! I did snap one picture from up there so you get an idea of how high up we were…. Came back to the condo and took it easy for the rest of the day…..

We have a follow up Doctors appointment for my Bride to get results from blood tests….. not sure what else the day will bring – Catch ya again tomorrow [I hope] Good night ya’ll…… Thankx for stopping in~!

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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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