Manual Labor…………

Got to sleep in a bit (06:20) and got up to start the day a fresh again, with our gorgeous view and ‘cool’ temps (73°) What a great way to start the day…. after we had our coffee, my Bride said she was getting hungry – so I whooped up our standard breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, hash brown and toast). After I finished up the dishes we sat and watched the idiot box for a bit and to let breakfast settle. I finally got up and got ready to head to Blues to work on the hurricane damaged fence.

Job turned out to be a tad more complicated than I had initially planned on – but nothing I couldn’t handle. What I had failed to plan for was just how freakin’ hot that sun got….. wow. It is officially Summer time now here on the island – and smack my mouth that ole sun ball just gets down right serious about how hot it gets.  I commandeered an patio umbrella and set it up as an escape from that blazing sun. Temp didn’t quite make it out of the 80’s – but jeeez Louise was it  friggin’ hot~!  Not a stinking sweltering Southern Indiana hot, but cook your brains out hot. I had to take many more shade breaks than I thought I would have to – but I am all to familiar with the symptoms of being over heated — so I paced myself, made sure to stay properly hydrated and took it easy.  In the past year of being , happily, gleefully unemployed….. I didn’t realize just how fast your body starts quitting on you. I’m here to tell you ya’ll — I was sweating like it was my job~! Wow…… I have to confess though, it felt good to be doing ‘something’ again.

Most people fantasize about living on a tropical island…… and a fantasy it is.  Being as we are actually doing that – it has it’s drawbacks (small as they may be) …… yes even coming from us…. but going to the beach everyday is just not realistic. Especially if you are dreaming of having the local pool boy bring you drinks while you lay there and enjoy your life. You can make it happen – but you damn sure better have a whole wad of money to make your dreams come true. It is fairly easy (at least for us) to become bored….. particularly if you led a fairly  active lifestyle until your retirement. Which brings me back to my ‘project’ I’m working on. It’s  hot, I hurt in places I forgot I had…….. and I’m looking forward to going back tomorrow. Do I want to do that everyday going forward — OH Hell no — but it’s a nice distraction…… 😉

Going to put up some random pix now, just because you read this far and I hope you are looking forward to some pictures of island life. As soon a I get my project finished – I’ll post a couple pix of it …. until then – I hope you enjoy these.

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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