Fences and blisters……

As it turns out….getting ready to head back up to Blues this morning — I again made me a couple of eggs with another hot dog….. trying out my Zataran’s and ketchup theory. Definite improvement~! Not something I would like every morning, but it’s quick and hot. Got up to Blues just a shade after 08:00 and went straight to work. By shortly after 10:00 I had the fence completed. I had salvaged some lattice from around the yard and tacked it up just to see what it would look like. Jim was tickled with it. I intend to go back up in the morning with my bride and pop the lattice off and let her paint it while I work on the gate.

One of the places I salvaged lattice from was a section up in the back to keep the dogs out of a particular area — so I went around and grabbed some chain link fence that I had salvaged from the area I cleaned up last week. I wound up spending about to hours hanging a section of chain link across the area where I took the lattice from, so everything is back in order now and ready for us tomorrow morning. We should finish it up by noon or so and then I’ll probably take a little time off to let ‘wounds heal up. When I was working the section of chain link fence – I ‘found’ a small wasp nest and one of them buggers got me directly on the end of the elbow. Not sure what kind of wasp it was, but it burned like fire when he stung me and now, some 12 hours later, the elbow is swelled up and still burns almost as bad as it did when it first stung me. Pretty potent little bugger~! I also have a blister on each hand (gone soft from non-use) that I manage to rip each of them open today, so I’m a little worse for wear, but nothing I won’t recover from.

Came home, again sucked up some conditioned air, got a shower and relaxed on the couch watching the idiot box with my Queen. I decided to treat myself tonight with pizza using a new delivery service here on the island. It still took and hour and a half to get pizza…… but it was pizza and I didn’t have to go after it~! I ordered some wings for my bride and we sat and watched Dirty Jobs while we ate. My bride is now in bed fast asleep and I’m looking forward to joining her —

Tomorrow is Father’s Day — if you’re lucky enough to still have your Dad in your life – enjoy him as much as you can. They go away entirely too soon.

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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