Painting, groceries and NO TV~!

Rolled out to my alarm this morning…. In anticipation of having to get up early – I went to bed a little bit early (smart little feller that I am)….. laid down in a nice cool bedroom and didn’t take long before I faded off to sleep. For whatever reason…. I woke up at 04:36 just wide eyed and bushy tailed…… I resisted the urge to go ahead and get up and laid there and drifted in and out of sleep for the next hour and a half. Naturally, I went back into a nice deep sleep about 5 minutes before my alarm went off. I think that is God’s way of messing with people. Anyhow – rolled out, had a coff of cuppee and was soon headed out the door toward Blues. With both of us painting on the fence now, we are really starting to knock it out. 4 more sections left (on the inside) and it will be finished. Barring rain or some other island nonsense, we should finish it up tomorrow (inside). We knock off and clean up just before official opening, so we sat and had a couple of drinks. We badly needed to go to the grocery store, but since we were in our “work attire” and smelled like we had been in bright hot sunlight working – we agreed we would just stop by the small store near by and pick up “just the basics”. Good grief~~~ $322.00 later – we left with “just the basics” AAHhhh Island Life……..

We headed on back to the condo and cranked down the A/C (I turn it way up if we’re gonna be gone for more than an hour or so to help save money) and in short order we had a nice cool place to cool off in. We put groceries up, made ourselves a sammich and then went and took our showers in anticipation of the guy showing up with our new TV~!!!!! His allotted time came and went. No phone call, nothin’~! I was just getting ready to call him when he finally called. Some other lame ass excuse this time that he couldn’t make it, but said he could definitely get it tomorrow. I told him don’t bother, when I get done working – I’ll go get it and do it myself. (I phrased it a little bit different than that, but you get the message) I should have known better than to trust these worthless, lazy PoS on this island. It’s been pretty much a life long mantra of mine – don’t trust or rely on anybody other than yourself – you’ll seldom be disappointed. So we will have our new TV tomorrow – because I’m gonna do it. Should have known better in the first place and just took it with me that day. Lesson learned. Well crap, didn’t intend to go off on that little tirade…. sorry~~ Anyway – another day of painting tomorrow and then figuring out how to get that monster TV here and into the condo…. but I’ll figure something out — we will have the big-un to watch tomorrow~!

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

Beautiful sunrise that I somehow managed to get out of focus 🙁
Fence that we are painting (partially painted so you can see the difference) I will also be replacing the missing pieces.
What is left to paint
Yes – it’ real
They both are 🙂
Our condo – we live on bottom right
empty lot next door to us
Reality of Island Life……
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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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