Catching up……………

Well, I have dug backwards enough, that even I’m starting to get lost – so we’re going to fast forward up to today…… (that was actually much harder to type than what you would have thought)………. My Queen and I slept in just a skosh this morning as we went to bed “late” last night (around 23:00) after watching several episodes of The Unit…….. we thoroughly enjoyed the fact that we could go to bed late knowing we could sleep in if the stars aligned and would let us. A nice casual morning followed up by a small breakfast before we changed into our ‘traveling’ clothes and headed up to our favorite haunt. Yeppers – that be Blues Backyard BBQ…… Jim and Deb are fixin’ to light out to the land of plenty tomorrow…. to what I have to consider my favorite state of Louisiana~! They will be taking a weeks+  vacation in ‘Narlens’….. New Orleans to you Yankees. Do you know the difference between a Yankee and a damn Yankee ?? A Yankee is a Northerner that comes down to visit……. a damn Yankee is a Northerner who moves down there  😉 I feel secure [and privileged] to say, that by at least the fine folks in the Shreveport area – that I am considered ‘one of them’……. having paid my dues in fishing, living, drinking, eating and other ‘Southern’ things – that I am no longer considered a Yankee….. damned or otherwise. Wow – spun off of that curve didn’t I ???  😉 Anyhow – Jim and Deb are headed toward the Big Easy tomorrow, leaving us islanders to fend for ourselves while they are gone. Wanting to be of help while they were out – my Bride and I stopped by to chat with them this morning and wish them ‘happy trails’ (you ‘youngins’ ask your Mamma what that means) – We got our assignments from Deb and Jim for while they are out plus we want to try and finish up the fence and the grill for them while they’re gone….. so the next 6 days ought to be filled up and actioned packed for us. I am helping ‘demo’ part of the bar to pour new concrete the first 3 days, then work on the fence an grill with my Queen the last 3 days….. there will also be helping Matt do some of the smoking while they are out. Needless to say – a busy, busy week for us. I do intend to try and get a blog or FB post up during MOST of that time – but if I don’t at least you’ll know why……

We have a Dive Club meeting tonight that promises to be a really good time. We are having a photo competition and have at least one ‘pro’ speaking to us about underwater  photography. I am really looking forward to the meeting tonight as that is my area of interest in my new sport. Grand prize is an hour class with a professional on the island, being taught some of the finer points of underwater photography.  Yes – even as an officer of the board of the club – I am eligible to win – and YES – I have entered a couple of pictures~! Meeting is held at a new location tonight and it promises to be a mad house – but I am so looking forward to it. It’s gonna be late by the time we get back, which is why I am writing this now…….. Don’t want to disappoint my ‘fans’. I’m sure there will be more pictures from tonight – just will have to wait until tomorrow to see them.

Have a good evening Ya’ll * * * * * * * * * * Thankx for stopping in~!

Somebody hit the shake  ;-( 

Our view….EASY to take~~

 

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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~!!!! ;-)

4 thoughts on “Catching up……………”

  1. Hi my Sugar Pop….. we had a good time working at the event where Oma got her picture taken, even though we worked really hard all night – it was a lot of fun and Oma loved having her picture in the newspaper….. on the front page even~!
    I’m also very happy that you got to try SCUBA diving, so you really know how neat it is down there. I’m hoping to get me a better camera, so I can take even better looking pictures.
    Loved hearing from you~!
    xo
    Pa-Paw

  2. Let me know what kind of camera you end up getting. I’ve been thinking about getting a full frame Nikon and adapter so I can take space photos with our Celestron 11″ telescope.

    1. Hi Chris, the one I am looking at now is the Olympus TG2 – but not sold on it yet. I will absolutely let you know what I WIND UP with. It’s good to hear from you~!
      Bill

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