A new day – a new year~~

Well I sat up last night after my Queen went to bed, watching Frasier and awaiting the new year. Remember, we are the first to see it here living on the island that has the most Eastern Point of the U.S. on it. A universe difference from Bonaire where we spent New Years last year. We had both went to bed early last year and was shaken from our slumber by explosions and celebrating. As it neared Midnight here – I walked out onto the beach and looked in the direction of the area I figured would have some kind of fireworks. As I stood there and listened to the waves crashing in on the beach – there was nary an indication of any kind of fireworks — by sight or sound. Slightly dismayed I stood out there and finished my cigarette listening to the surf and pondering the difference in the way the 2 islands celebrated. Not sure why, guess I figured being part of the U.S. – I automatically assumed there would be plenty of fireworks…… guess that’s why you should never ass-u-me anything~! Content there was nothing to see or hear — I came back in and finally went to bed, content in the knowledge, I indeed did welcome in the New Year.

We both rolled out this morning to a gorgeous blue sky and 78°. Wind was still blowing a little harder than usual, but it felt good. We both caught up on our morning routine and enjoyed a nice quiet start to our day. Angie made us a small breakfast and the rest of the day was spent lounging….. really a pretty nice way to start a new year off. Rest of the week looks to maybe be a tad busier as places open back up for the week, but we’ll see. Gonna sign off for now, with more of my favorite shots from last year.

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 “A new day – a new year~~”

  1. Loved all the pictures and blogs from 2018,,,,year,,,not sure you can top your pictures or stories, but please keep them coming, I am thrilled I feel like I have been to your islands as you tell us so much about them. I really miss my former neighbors and their fireworks, it was such fun for me to stand on back deck and watch them,,,, Jim, Judy, Rick, Debra, and 15 other couples rented the Barn Abby play card games along with the goodies they partake, and of course great fellowship and fun with old friends,,, they collect from each couple for expenses for building etc, they divided this years money left after expenses ,,two ways,,to Food Pantry and RGRG,,, and didn’t have to get out of town,,,I did see the new year come in, watching FrudayNight Lights,,th time, but hey,,,,if I wait long enough , it is almost fresh againe,,, again, can’t thank you enough for the awesome pictures,,,I have learned so much, and almost feel like I am there,,,such beautiful creatures and plant life, you capture lifelike, wait for it each night, hi to Angie,,

    1. Hi Vera –
      So happy you are enjoying my blog. Since things are kinda slow – I am having a lot of fun putting up pictures from throughout the year. It’s a great way to revisit some of the stuff we have done. Will probably spend the rest of the week reminiscing, before stuff picks up and starts happening here for us again.
      I hope this is the best year ever for you. Take care of yourself~!

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