Almost ready…….

Woke up a little earlier than I had planned, guess I’m just excited about the prospect of seeing our damn neighbors for the first time in almost a year. I ran up to Blues bright and early to restock their wood supply for them. Finished up in about an hour and stayed and had a beer and cigarette while I chatted with Jim. Headed back to the condo to get started on the rest of the stuff we needed to do in preparation for tomorrow. We finally got all the deliveries we were waiting for, so we took off to finish our grocery shopping. That’s always a treat here on the island. I have been struggling to adapt to the culture here on the island. Since I retired, I have always been up for island time…… but I gotta tell you. A whole bunch of the people on this island have taken island time to a whole new level. Smother my ears in jelly and tie me to an ant hill…….I am talking about the Picasso’s of taking things slow and easy…… and my favorite part of it, is if you show any annoyance at the fact they are slower than paint drying….. they have an eye roll that you can see from space….. really chaps my cheeks when they do that. I have been threatening to start calling them on it when they do that, but my bride is concerned for my health if I do.  Angie said today she thinks maybe I need to get a prescription for  Valium…. That seemed a bit harsh, but she may be on to something…….

FINALLY back from shopping….. made 5 trips to get everything in the house – but finally done. I know you’ll probably find it hard to believe, but I felt as if a drink was in order…… well what the hell…. several drinks…..  😉     I’m about done for the day now. I need a shower and some sleep for the big day tomorrow…. so I’m gonna call it a wrap —

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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