July 6th…… my Dad’s birthday……..I’m not one usually into a lot of that happy heavenly birthday stuff….. but I thought a little bit more about my old man today than usual. Dad died when I was still fairly young (31) and for reason’s I’ll probably never figure out or understand…. he was on my mind a lot today….. I wondered what he would think about my life decisions…… Dad was not what most people would consider a model Father…. but I don’t really care…… through good and bad, I thought my Dad was one of the greatest dudes on the planet – good and bad factored in. I wonder what he would think about my decision to up and leave everything I’ve known and what was ‘comfortable’ to me. To leave my kids and grandkids behind to pursue what I wanted to do. I’d like to think he’d be proud of me…… being raised in an era today’s kids will probably never understand — it’s something kids my age didn’t hear a lot…. at least I didn’t. I like to think he was proud of me…… but it is and will remain a question in my brain until I check out. I hope there is not a lot of “kids” my age with the same question nagging at them……. think the best and move on…. it’s easier that way…… but what ever the answer — Happy Birthday Dad — wherever and however you are.
Wow – with that out of the way — another wonderful day on a tropical island…. even though we have a fully classified hurricane aimed directly at us. (Beryl) I have faith it will peter out before it gets to us and I will have the opportunity to get some damn righteous pictures of a small scale hurricane as it blows past us. Most of you that know me, know that I am the weirdo, when a nasty weather front came through, threatening a tornado or such – was the one, out strapped to a tree with googles on trying to get ‘that shot’……. same thing here, except it will be a palm tree I strap to and using my diving mask for eye protection. Something about the Sea and the colors it turns as a weather front approaches. It turns from those gorgeous blue colors you all are familiar with to an awesome black…. kinda like it’s angry….. absolutely beautiful~! Obviously don’t want to get hit with a full scale hurricane… but really want to get the shots I have rolling around in my brain……. more as Beryl gets closer~~~
Spent the vast majority of the day working on legal type paperwork. Good for frayed nerves and a nasty headache – but some things are just unavoidable. My Queen wanted to go to Blues for dinner, so we loaded up and hit our favorite spot. Her favorite band – Blues Experience was playing tonight while we dined on my Smoked Turkey Bacon Ranch sammich and she had a steak sammich without the bun….. Fully sated with a delightful meal and about half in the tank – we motored back for some conditioned air and a shower. Never did make it downtown…… Dammit Emmit~! 😉
Good night Ya’ll …… Thankx for stopping in~!
Jim & Debbie