Dust, mud and Grass clippings~~~

Another so-so night of sleep – up and ready for the day. [Foolishly] skipped breakfast and headed into town for a one tour day today. With the exception of one couple, the others claimed to be experienced riders, but watching them proved otherwise. Had one driver that was ‘cowboy’ but he settled down just as soon as he (very early) put his a$$ into the weeds…… a very slow tour due to inexperience…. but those have their good points as well. A mostly fun group as we stopped at various points, spoke of local history and inserted a few jokes here and there. Got them all back safe and sound – washed the bikes and put them away. Refueling tanks were both empty again – so dropped my bride off at the house to tend with a repairman that was due – while I filled tanks and took them in and rehung them. Repair man ‘lost’ a couple of needed parts, so left without “repairing”. Gotta love Island Life.¬† Standing at the truck smoking a cigarette, I mused at the fact the grass could stand cutting and due to diving and picking up the ‘kids‘ tomorrow, I wouldn’t get to it tomorrow – so I decided to ‘Get ‘er Done‘ today….. not sure where that spark of motivation came from….. but for the next two hours I weedeated and mowed the ATV yard and our yard….. dusty and splattered lightly with a little bit of mud left from the trails… I added grass clippings¬† stuck to me from the weed eater. A bottle of Spark and couple of cigarette breaks later…. 16:00 (4:00 pm for all you civilians out there) I was finally finished for the day…. dusty, muddy, covered in grass clippings, sweaty and tired.

My Queen whipped up a nice meal of ‘some kind’ of hamburger helper, cottage cheese and biscuits that I inhaled while I edited and posted pictures from today. Spark is now wearing off….. one or six drinks may be adding to that….. I am ‘crusty’ and seriously ready for a shower. Looking forward to that~!

A dive planned for tomorrow morning (YAY~!!!!) and then picking up the ‘kids‘ from the airport. They will resume running their business, so hopefully I can start banging out a bunch of dives before we head back to the states for the holidays. Even though it will be our third visit back to the states in pretty short order – this trip I am actually looking forward to (other than the actual travel stuff) . I’ll go into that more a little later……. for now….. time for a shower~!!!

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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