Giant strides…….

Up again after another kind of early night due to another on coming headache while my bride chatted with a niece having a birthday. I say kind of early — it was close to 10:30pm so not that early I guess….. anyhow up and feeling good….. I didn’t get to enjoy much quiet before my Queen came stumbling out…… Didn’t get real good and started before I had to get DD 1.0 up to the garage for some needed maintenance stuff (oil, etc.). My bride wasn’t quite ready to go – so I went on up and hoofed it back to the house. I have been wanting to get back into some kind of light exercise and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I’m guesstimating it is about a mile+ from the garage to the condo and I made it in 19 minutes….. not to bad [I think] for an old out of shape fat guy….. oh – and that includes stopping 3-4 times for some pretty flower pictures. I hope to keep it up and work off some of this belly that now depresses me and causes back pain that I am not used to and do not like. Now that we will be down on the ‘calm’ end of the island – I am hopping to start taking my kayak out for an hour or so of paddling (much easier on the knees) 3-4 times a week…… we’ll see. Got back, had a small breakfast, something else I’m changing, is the SIZE of my breakfast. Trying to go back to the small breakfasts I used to make when I was working. So far so good….. small steps.

After breakfast, we started packing up while we waited for the A/C dude. He finally showed up and worked diligently for a bit before he determined the unit needs a new fan motor. $500 bucks…… and I’m not footing the bill for it, so I reached out to the Landlord….. he agreed to cover it – but while we wait for the new part – we are without our A/C. Thankfully, it’s still not real warm yet – only getting up to about 84°  (awwweeee… right ?) so the condo stays reasonably cool…. plus our new place does not have it – so we need to start getting used to it anyway. We however can open the windows and the place has a wonderful breeze going through it. A/C dude gone – I made at least a dozen trips to the truck, loading it with stuff that needed to go. Good grief it is ridiculous the amount of ‘crap’ we accumulated in the last 2 years…. I would have thought we done better bein’ retired and in a small place and all…… but apparently not~~  🙁  Anyhow, we got it all hauled out there and unloaded. Had to stop and hunt for needed stuff to hook the stove up ( 2 stops) – had to stop and order pay for the propane I ordered (1 stop) stopped to picked up essentials (smokes and alcohol) (2 stops) before finally come back and crashing. A long very warm tough day for the old retired folks.

Internet folks are supposed to be out tomorrow, so we’ll get there to meet them. I’m gonna hook up the stove, put the TV/PS4/sound system back together and then make sure it all works… looks to be another long day for us…. but made giant strides today~!

Saw these on FB and thought they sounded good – gonna have to make some  😉

Flowers on my walk back~~

more blasts from the past………..

Ela & Tante Evie

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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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