Hello friends, neighbors, sports fans and all the rest of you…… finally….. not too tired….. finally…. [reasonably] stable internet….. finally…. lots of pictures that I have now got uploaded and can publish….. I’ve missed chatting these past couple of days, but it has been some kind of week for the ole fat boy and his Queen…… I forgot to see where I left off – so gonna wing it. I know there had been entirely too much stuff happened to get it all into one post….. so I’m just gonna go in spurts and see if I can get you caught up a little bit…. when I left ya…. we were just about ready for my Dive Club Christmas party……. we made it to that —- As a rule I don’t like doing Christmas stuff that early in the month (1st)……… can you believe it is December already ????? This year has been almost out of control~!  but I digress……… we went to the Christmas party and the club did a great job setting the event up. Pretty decorations, what I thought was pretty decent food (more about that in a minute) – lots of drinks and folks that are becoming really good friends….. There was a ‘pirate’ gift exchange…. and for the relatively small crowd there – there were lots of fun gifts to be had….. our meal was spaghetti, chicken parmesan and some kind of vegetable thing that just did not look or sound good. I opted for a small bit of the spaghetti and the chicken parmesan along with a salad and a roll. The party went well into the night – even though most of the folks in the club knew they had to be up really early the next morning to help out with the big Iron Man competition being held the next day. Lots of fun and laughter made for a really fun evening – even though it was too early in the month [for me] to being doing that kind of stuff. I wound up in a very desired slot in the gift exchange, being almost the very last one to be called – and even though I did my level best – (I was allowed to ‘steal’ almost any one of the gifts I had seen up til then) – I still wound up with some kind of mug that I didn’t really care for – so I “gifted” it to a friend that really liked it. Live and learn……. Finally back at the condo at a semi-reasonably hour, I was still a skosh hungry, so I heated up a couple of pieces of KFC we had left over from the previous night, wolfed them down and fell into bed, knowing my alarm was going off at 04:30 hours. ( I had to be downtown for the Rescue Swimmer meeting by 05:30)…. I fell pretty quickly to sleep and was sawing logs pretty solid until 03:45…… that’s when I got hit with a belly pain I can only describe as being stomach punched by a charging 8000 lb buffalo…… OMG that is a nasty way to wake up~!!!

Well Dammit Emmit~! I’m at my 500 words already….. so I’m gonna put up some pictures for you, starting back where my laptop (actually it was a joint effort between phone and laptop) malfunctioned….. stay with me the next couple of days to get caught up…….

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~!!!! ;-)

2 thoughts on “Finally…………”

  1. Great pictures, miss you when you don’t report on what is going on across the way,,,glad you are back in the nightly ritual,,you do it so well, guess you are just too spoiled with good old Indiana ,especially New Harmony, food, to really find your special place or special thing to eat,,sorry about that,,although, think some of the things fixed here, where your wife used to work, and other places not quite as good anymore, one thing that never changes, Main, and Yellow, what you got last,you are going to get again, that’s a good thing,,

    1. I am so happy you enjoy reading about our adventures Vera – I never expected huge crowds to read my blog, or to make a ton of money (or ANY for that matter) off of it…. as long as I know at least a couple of people are following what we’re doing and enjoying what they are reading. Love getting questions about what we’re doing or about things around the island. May not always know the answer – but will always [eventually] get to it.

      Again – so glad you enjoy the blog and the music challenge…. you’re doing good on it… 6 times~! A lot more than most~!

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