If I wasn’t retired…………

If I wasn’t retired, this would be TGIF for me and my Queen….. but we are both retired….. which means the longest weekend on the planet~! Had a fairly decent night’s sleep up until a couple of minutes before 05:00, when my bladder decided I no longer needed to enjoy that deep sound slumber I was in….. so I begrudgingly rolled out of the sack to relieve the pressure. I looked out onto a still dark beach, lit by a half of a moon on a cloudless night. I could have (and as it turns out – should have) stayed there until the sun made it’s usual beautiful appearance. Instead….. I eased back into my bed hoping since the pressure on my bladder had been relieved.. to sink back into another sound peaceful slumber and truly and peacefully ‘sleep in’…. BAAA-HAAAaaaaaaa…… talk about a pipe dream……. by 06:15ish…. I was tired of flopping and rolling around and afraid I was going to wake Angie up…… so I rolled out of bed and headed out to greet my new day….. My ‘Saturday’ as it were…….. I know dreams of retirement roll through everybody’s head, regardless of age, but especially after you pass the 50 year old mark…….. I gotta tell you, at least from my perspective….. it ain’t as cracked up as I imagined. I guess after logging well over 47 years of a pretty serious ‘work’ life….. it is a whole new ball game NOT working…… even living on a lush gorgeous tropical island. Dammit Emmit~! But ya know, if I have to be bored out of my mind….. being here on this island [I think] makes it a damn site easier~!! The money thing don’t really bother me, even though I am not making a fraction of what I used to….. I dunno – it’s hard to put into words….. even harder into print…. do I want to go back to the world I was in a year and half ago ??? OH HELL no~!! Would the money be nice ? Oh hell yes…… so what am I gonna do ? $64000.00 dollar question… I guess for the time being…… going to suck up all of this 84° weather, gorgeous blue skies and water and enjoy my permanent weekend~! Not really sure what got me started out on this rant — but those of you that have a permanent weekend coming up – something to think about~~~

A place on the island is having a Caribbean Octoberfest tomorrow…. advertising ‘authentic’ German food…… OOh-Rah….. I can’t wait…… I’d pay $50 USD for a real German Bratwurst and a Bischoff bier in a heart beat. Do I really expect to get either at the Caribbean Octoberfest tomorrow — awww hell no — but it ought to be a really good time. You know I’ll snag up some pictures for you….. and let you know about the menu items I try out….. until then…. enjoy some more pictures from my dive yesterday — super proud of a couple of them (i.e. octopus, rockfish) and I’ll catch you the next round….. disclaimer: if the Octoberfest turns out as good as I hope…… pretty good chance, there won’t be a blog tomorrow night~~ 😉

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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