Tropical Thunderstorms…….

Hopefully this post will be a little less messed up than last night’s….  while I did have 1 or 12 drinks this afternoon/evening…. I’m not in near as bad a shape as I was last night  😉

I cut out early this morning to be up at Blues by 07:00 to help with a couple of things while Jim is rehabbing a bad back. I cut up some barrels for their firewood supply for them and then spent a couple of hours cleaning and organizing their stock room. Not really hard work, but tedious and the fact it was raining most of the time added to the challenge (yes – we do have the very rare days when it is not gorgeous sunshine all day and it does rain all day). Finished that up and made a run to get some propane cylinders filled for them. Finally done with helping out, I sat down at the bar for a couple of ice cold Budweiser’s. Because I didn’t eat anything before I left and it was now around 1:00 – I ordered me one of those wonderfully delicious turkey bacon ranch sammiches. That is just a some kind of wonderful bit of goodness right there. My Queen showed up shortly after I finished eating and I sat and had a drink with her before we loaded up and came back to the condo.

The rain picked up and pretty soon it started lightening and thundering. I have been waiting since our adventure started for a tropical ‘storm’….. not a hurricane (although I still want to see one from a distance)….. but have been wanting to hear thunder travel over the water. I was not disappointed. I guess because of the lack of hills and buildings and such, for the sound to bounce off of – the thunder had a such a wonderful sound and just went on for ever. It was amazing. There is no way I will ever be able to adequately put into words how different it sounds. Awesome, awesome, awesome~! The lightening and thunder finally tapered off and I came in to get my shower and make me a bite to eat.

As I sit and write this now, my bride beckoned me out to have a cigarette with her. As we stood out on the patio we could see another storm far, far away (estimating 50 miles) — but can still see the occasional lightening bolt. The thunder finally makes it to us but not much more than a grumble by the time it gets here, low enough it is almost drowned out by the waves breaking on the beach. Still an amazing site to see the large white clouds light up as the lightening flashes inside them. So, something else I can check off of my life list – and something else to really look forward to in the future now that I know they are as awesome as I always thought it would be. (did I mention I thought it was awesome?)  😉

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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