Valentines Day…..

Woke up this a.m. after a less than stellar nights sleep. I didn’t even make into the bathroom before it hit me, that our humble little abode was warm and stuffy…… that can’t be right…..A/C was just fixed~! Or so I thought…….a well placed phone call help me understand that ‘they weren’t sure it if the fix would hold’…… I told them I was not happy about spending $ 275.00 for 30 minutes work with nothing to show for it. It took a bit, but I am supposedly getting “some” of my money back…… Yea- right~! I’m not holding my breath. I had to take off for my symposium in town, but before I left, I called ‘my’ guy and he said he could take a look at it that afternoon. I went back into my meeting and during a break he called me to say he would be there about 2:00 or so. Perfect~! Just enough time to finish my meeting and get back to the condo. I stopped and picked up some flowers for my Bride for Valentines Day. We stopped doing the cards thing after we retired, but wanted her to have at least a little bit something since I was not able to take her out for a nice dinner. My AC guy showed up a little bit before 3:00. After 20 minutes or so of looking into it – he told me he was not going to waste his time or my money doing a system check. He said it was obvious a new charge would not do any good. I asked him for a quote on a new compressor and he said I’d have it by this afternoon.

We took off shortly afterward and headed up to Blues to help out as bar backs. Blues had a Valentines Day special of Prime Rib and fixin’s, Champagne or Wine and a nice dessert. My original plan was to take my Queen up there for it…… technically I did…… just not exactly how I had planned. 😉 They had a nice turn out for it and while there was a couple of times it got really busy, over all, it wasn’t to bad keeping things in order. Angie took care of the folks having the special while I backed the bar and helped occasionally clearing dishes. Finally finished, we came back to our stuffy warm condo….. My estimate was in my email when I got here. I little bit higher than I thought, but not what I call out of hand. A previous conversation with the owner said, he was fine with me going with ‘my’ guy and making whatever call I felt necessary. So – I have accepted the estimate and if the AC dude is good to his word – we should have AC a week from today…… guess we’ll just have to improvise to stay cool until then…… AHHhhh Island Life~~ I have got me some hot dogs boiling on the stove…. I’m gonna inhale a couple of them and get me a much needed cool shower….. hopefully some sleep and get ready for what should be a long kick a$$ day tomorrow. If tomorrow goes like I expect – probably won’t be a post….. we’ll see.

Good night Ya’ll – – – – – – Thankx for stopping in~!

Snapped this during one of a few smoke breaks
Valentines Day at Blues Backyard BBQ~~
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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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