Rum barrels and Mama’s Black Sheep

After a less than stellar nights sleep… I don’t know what the hell was wrong, too hot, too cold, joints hurt…P-U….. I rolled out feeling a lot better than I probably should have. Got my morning stuff out of the way and swallowed down my coff of cuppee before heading out the door to head to Blues to lend some muscle. Jim needed some more barrels for his smoker. We gathered up in trucks and headed out to the local Rum factory (Cruzan Rum) where we loaded up a flat bed and one of the pick ups. Thankfully, the barrels were palletized and the factory was more than happy to lend one of their fork trucks and drivers to load us up. We headed back across island and commenced to unload 24 fifty-five gallon wooden barrels, plus the extremely large pallets they were on. That done, we were required to hang out and drink beer and talk about the good job we had just accomplished. ( dirty thankless job, but somebody has to do it)  😉  After my third beer – I headed back to the condo for a shower and a couple of episodes of In Plain Site – yes we are both getting into it now ~ Only got to watch one episode before it was time to load up and head back up to Blues to Bar Back for the night. The [apparently very popular] band Mama’s Black Sheep was playing for their 3rd appearance at Blues and as like the last two times – packed the place. My Queen spent the better part of the night hustling Jell-O shots while I Bar Backed and kept the trash cans emptied. The place was hopping from 5:00 TO 9:00 with dang little down time. The band finally shut down, we got the place cleaned up and now finally back here in our wonderfully cool condo. A very good night indeed, but I’m damn glad it’s over. I never sat down once and factoring in a dozen or so sprints to the supply shed for needed items at the bar – my knees are telling me that I need to quit doing that.

I’m gonna put up the pictures that I took during the day – catch another shower and drop my happy ass in to bed. My Bride has a doctors appointment fairly early tomorrow morning – so this is it for tonight~~

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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