A day without sunshine~

For the first time since we left the continental United States, which is coming up on almost a year — we had an entire day without a single ray of sunshine. It seemed almost unnatural….. We woke up this morning to a completely grayed out sky and lots and lots of rain. And it stayed that way, all the way through sunset. What once was Hurricane Beryl was making it’s approach to our beautiful island. It had since been downgraded to a tropical depression by the time it got here, but put on a pretty good show for such a “little storm”. Rains being whipped by 25-35 mile per hour winds kept us off the main patio most of the day, safely tucked into our little patio watching it. We were treated to the biggest surf on our beach that we have seen since we’ve been here. There were multiple occasions when we had what were easily 8′ waves rolling in. On most other days – we have 2′-3′ waves, with an occasional odd one at 4′ or so — but these were huge. I will confess for a very fleeting moment, I wondered how much ‘fun’ it would be to go out in the kayak and battle them, but common sense quickly prevailed as I thought about the last time I was out in the middle of that mess. Maybe 10 years and 30 lbs ago I might have  😉   So I guess there is at least a little bit of truth in the adage of getting smarter with age….. just takes some of us guys longer than others I reckon~~

I tried to get a couple of pictures and a video for you – haven’t looked at the pictures yet, but afraid they will not do justice to the power of those waves, but still you’ll get the idea. Really didn’t do much else. Watched a movie called The Commuter with Liam  Neilson — it wasn’t bad, not near as good as most of his stuff, but it was entertaining. Also watch The Burbs with Tom Hanks…. I can’t believe he would do a movie that stupid but I guess everyone is entitled to an occasional ‘Aww $hit‘…… Caught a couple more episodes of The Andy Griffith show – we’re into Season 2 now….The rest of the time was spent watching the storm blow by — by far more entertaining than anything we watched on the idiot box today~!

Good night Ya’ll ….. Thankx for stopping in~!

(Happy birthday to my Sister Leta – Love ya Sis~!)

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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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