Memorial Day

Woke up this morning to the sound of what can only be described as a barrel full of empty propane gas tanks being dropped and rolled around on the floor above us….. We have been listening to that kind of stuff for the past several weeks as our new neighbor renovates her entire unit directly above us. It is usually just annoying to listen to that noise – but at 06:15 this morning, it was a little harder to take than usual. I went ahead and got up because while the noise didn’t scare the pee out of me, it did wake me up enough to realize how bad I really needed to go and once I’m up — I’m up, so I went ahead and washed my face and brushed my teeth and headed out on to the patio to greet the day.

The primary purpose for moving away from Southern Indiana was to escape the meatball weather the place had become noted for. Especially the god-awful Winter weather. When people here ask me why I moved, my standard response is “the only place I want to see ice any more is in my glass”. I have to come to very easily embrace walking out on the patio every morning, looking out at the beautiful water and being greeted with a 75° breeze, regardless of the time of the morning. I love it – I absolutely love it~!! I also get that delicious breeze as soon as the sun starts setting. Love it, love it, love it~!

My bride joined me an hour or so later. Another lazy day for us. After she got good and woke up, I made us a small breakfast and we spent the day just lazing around.  We finally got up and headed out and picked up our load of laundry (mostly beach towels, sheets and comforters) and then stopped to pick up some groceries. There is a culture shock I’m still getting used to…. $200 for a ‘quick stop’ for groceries……$13.00 for 12oz of bacon….ouch, especially when you like it as much as we do. Took the laundry and groceries home and decided to run up to Blues for a drink or two and a bite to eat. The place was pretty quiet today. A lot of conversation was about Memorial Day and what it meant. One of the owners is a Vietnam vet – and the owners was buying the first drink for any veteran who came in. It was nice.

After some fish, a burger and a couple of drinks, we headed back here. My Queen is in bed snoozing away and the upstairs neighbor sounds like she is filling up another barrel. Should be interesting to see how long that noise goes on before I go up and say something….. Another new fact of island life I guess I’m gonna have to get used too.

As I have run out of organized pictures and we haven’t been out and about anywhere photo-worthy….. I’m gonna load some of the pictures that failed in previous attempts – so a Hodge-podge of pix for you tonight.

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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