Let Freedom ring~!

Happy Fourth of July~! I hope you all had a wonderful day today celebrating this great country’s independence. Oddly, the island doesn’t do a heckva lot of celebrations. There were two fireworks shows tonight, one on each end of the island. Because of the day we had, we opted not to drive to watch either show.  Even more oddly, you cannot buy fireworks here on the island unless you are authorized agent. Not even sparklers. Definitely one of the quietest 4th’s we ever been a part of, and where we live, we could not even see any of what went on. Kind of sad, as many of you that know me, know that I used to be quite the pyro-maniac. I think it’s kind of a guy thing, that men, as a rule like to blow stuff up. I’ll live though….. just a little quieter and on the plus side, it saved me a bunch of money  😉

I went up to Blues this morning and put in almost 4 hours of volunteer time working on projects up there.  I built and installed another gate and put up some lattice that was missing on a section of fence. I didn’t mess with any pictures of my work, as I don’t figure you’d get real excited over pictures of another gate……. if you insist though, I’ll take some pictures of it next time I’m up there  😉  Finished up and joined my Queen at the bar. She spent the morning getting her nails done and running errands while I was working. As it turns out, we wound up sitting up there enjoying the company of some real good people and getting about half pickled….a 4th tradition I was proud to uphold  🙂   Finally ordered a couple of dozen wings (Wings Wednesday) and brought them home. I plopped down on the couch to soak up some of that wonderful conditioned air, wolfed down about half of the wings ( I hadn’t eaten anything all day) and passed out on the couch for a wonderful little nap. Finally got up, took my shower and stood out on the patio looking for some kind of sighting of fireworks….. nadda. Dammit Emmit~!

Tired and ready for some shut eye — I’m gonna put up the couple of pictures I took today and some more from my dive the other day. Again, I hope you had a great Fourth and that you still have all your fingers…….  😉

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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