Just call me Dusty…….

Up after another night of some wonderful conditioned air sleeping…. I rolled out well ahead of the 06:30 alarm I had set. Thankfully the breeze had picked up during the course of the night and the house was pleasantly cool. The only down side of sleeping in conditioned air – walking out into a house that takes your breath away because of the humidity. A nice easy slow start to our day as we prepared ourselves for a day of ‘work’. We told our island kids we would help them with a fairly full day of trail riding on ATV’s since Cynthia is now back and in the states. We stopped by Polly’s – our new go-to place for all things wonderful for breakfast and picked up some breakfast bagels, then proceeded to our place of employ for the day. Shawn already had the bikes (ATV’s) out and ready (bagels took a little longer than usual). My bride settled into her assigned position (keeper of the desk/office) and we all inhaled our bagel. Just as we finished up – the first part of the group showed up followed shortly by the rest. Angie got all the needed paperwork done (Job ain’t finished until the paperwork is done!), helmets issued and instructions for the ride and away we went~!  Now we haven’t had rain (a decent rain) on this end of the island in about 3 weeks or so… and let me tell you my friends…… it is dry out there. Let me reiterate that.. DRY~!  The trails that normally hold 4 of the biggest mud puddles you’ll ever want to see, are drier than a popcorn fart. As the ‘caboose’ of our little train of folks, I am at the back making sure we don’t close anybody and that everyone is complying [mostly] with the rules…… and it is dusty back there….. DUSTY.  5 bikes in front of me….. it is dusty~! To the point, I would use my fingers as ‘windshield wipers’ and clean some of the dust off of my sunglasses, so I could see. But everyone on the ride had a good time and before you know it – we were back at the office, loading up and prepping the next tour. It should go with out saying……. it was just as dusty. By the time we wrapped up the second tour, my eyes looked like I had just finished off a big ole blunt…… bloodshot and red – only they burned incredibly bad because of the dirt in them. My glasses do a good job keeping the big chunks of dirt and stuff out of my eyes – but all that fine dust settles right on in. If this is going to become something I do on a regular basis [and it very well may]….. I’m definitely going to invest in a good pair of goggles. For now though…. I’m back at the house, showered, a bite to eat and one or ‘two’ drinks in me…… now just deciding whether we’ll need conditioned air for the night or not. So for my side gig – just call me Dusty………….

To my Bride, 3 Daughters with babies and all the other ‘Mom’s’ out there- Happy Mothers Day~!!     I hope it was a super wonderful day for you~!!

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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