Another day, another fence post……

After going to bed at a reasonable hour last night, I woke up a little before 06:00 after a much better nights sleep, no doubt fueled by 3.5 hours of intense physical labor in a blistering hot sun followed up by consumption of lots of cold refreshing adult beverages  (guess that sounds mildly better than hooch or alcohol)…… whatever the reason, it felt good to get a decent nights sleep. My body felt a hellva lot better than I expected it to and aches, pains and cramping muscles were almost none existent~! Yay for me~!! I also learned [another] painful lesson yesterday as well – in that I had opted to skip any type of breakfast before I launched into my day of manual labor. Big mistake…… you don’t get to be my size by eating lettuce and skipping meals and by 09:00 I was feeling that mistake, so this morning I whipped up a couple of eggs. I “require” some kind of meat with my breakfast – but instead of making my typical sausage, I had a couple of left over hot dogs from the previous night – so I grabbed one and cut it up into my eggs. It was different. While I love hot dogs – they didn’t blend with the scrambled eggs as well as I thought they would – I ate them, and it wasn’t terrible, but will probably be a spell before I do it again…… maybe…. OOH…maybe if I have some ketchup with the eggs instead of my Zataran’s~!  Or both~!!   We’ll see~~  😉

So with a breakfast [of sorts] in my belly and my little cooler with bottles of water – I wound up at Blues a bit before 07:00 again and launched straight into digging more post holes. First hole I dug turned out to be the toughest of the 4 that I was digging (go figure) – but I got the  holes dug, the posts set and actually got a several of the rails put up before I had to start cleaning up my stuff as the folks in the trailer got ready for another day of serving some of the best BBQ on the island. My ‘breakfast’ served me well, as I did not wind up with that mid morning slump like the day before. I should have the fence finished tomorrow and may even get the [custom] gate built and put up as well. I didn’t take any pictures of my progress today – but will tomorrow when the fence is constructed, then one more when it’s been painted and finished. I sat and had a couple of beers with Jim when I was finished when I got a text from my bride saying I needed to stop at the hardware store and pick up a handle for the commode on my way home. No rest for the weary…..  I stopped and picked up said handle and came home and had it installed in fairly short order.

The rest of my day was taking it easy on the couch with my Queen watching movies. She also surprised me by making up a batch of egg salad. She done so good — because I LOVE me my egg salad…… she’s probably gonna regret it tonight though…. 😉   DAMN it was good~!

That’s my space for tonight…… tomorrow is another day….. new blisters…. more sweat but at least I don’t have any more post holes to dig……… 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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