Back on our rock………

Hey ya’ll…….. been a long messed up month or so……. There is an above average chance that this post [and possibly the next couple] I’ll ramble… more than usual…. The news of my little Sis being down and sick with cancer was heart breaking…… not making it more than about 5 weeks was devastating. I’m not going to dwell on it, as my heart as taken as much as I care for this past month or so. As I think most of you know, we JUST got back from being in the states to bury her. A sad unfortunate fact of life that you have to deal with whether you like it or not. That done….. we spent an extra 3 days running to spend time with our folks… Daughters, Sisters, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews and a couple of damn neighbors thrown in for good measure….. Had SOOO many other folks we would have liked to have seen – but time just would not allow it. Part of our haste to get back to our little island (beside the fact it was friggin’ cold there …..27°~!!) is that we will be back in December. The decision was made looooong ago, to go back to the states for Christmas, as this would have been the 4th year in a row that we have missed that holiday with our kids [and Grandbabies]….. little did we know we would be making multiple trips back to the land of Hoosiers before then and the ever dropping temperatures…… completely unacceptable~! The temperatures that is.

SO great to see our kids, grandbabies, friends, relatives and everybody else that many times in such a close time frame. The reason it happened, sucks and I wouldn’t wish that on any one….. but there again – something we all have to deal with at some point in time.

We covered a LOT of distance in the last couple of months, and I am finding out – I apparently do not like to travel as much as I used to…. but I think COVID has had way more to do with that than it should have. The point of this ramble….. now that I have drifted several times… is…. when we come back in December, is we will be there for 2 weeks… time enough to appreciate everything going on AND get to spend some time with lots of folks we missed on the previous 2 visits…. including [hopefully] my # 1 blog fan – Miss Vera –  🙂  As we get a little closer, I will start reaching out to try and schedule some time as I know that is a crazy time of year for everybody —- but there is a BIG handful of folks that we absolutely want to spend some time with….. if you’re reading this, you’re probably one of those folks (if you live fairly close)  😉

That’s about enough for tonight…. been a long day ‘domesticating‘ while my bride worked her job today…. bunch of pictures for you…. probably random…. will try and comment so you have some idea what I was thinking when I took them.

Good Night Ya’ll * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thankx for stopping in~!

A shot a friend snapped of ME with my camera
My little ole truck loaded down with porch material
Should keep me busy for a couple of days
Covid smiles……..
$%^&*( Covid….
Heading for take off~!
Our beautiful water
More of our beautiful water
More of our beautiful water
More of our beautiful water
More of our beautiful water
Looking toward the East end of the island
Point Udall — the Easternmost point of the United States (very end of island)
Buck Island (Google it) center of picture
Pretty blue
Don’t know what it is – but it’s pretty
Coming into Miami
Coming into Miami
Staying at airport hotel…. not cheap…..
Flowers sent from “Island Kids”
Nelai, Bradford and Joe
Me and Rae
Me and Leta
Leta, Nelia and Moi
Standard issue pix of me and Lil Sis Nelia at Turoni’s…..


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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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