Getting ready for Christmas…….

We were greeted to an absolutely gorgeous sunrise this morning and I managed to snag several shots. Unlike the young whipper snappers that shoot a picture and instantly load it up to the cloud, FB, Snap Chat, Twitter and all them other dang fool places. I like to look at the shot – dress it up if needed [cropping and such] and then share it with you all. Ever changing plans this morning sent me out the door by myself instead of the car full I was supposed to have with me. While having the guys with me is always a treat – there is something to be said about dealing with the things I needed to get done today, by myself. It leaves some time in between things for a little quiet reflection and calming down after dealing with some people that I swear don’t have enough sense to come in out of the rain….and the somebody ‘up there’ must know it. I covered a lot of ground and got dang little accomplished….. not exactly how I like to do things and not by any means how I’m used to doing it~! I pressed on. As the hours clicked by, I slowly started gaining momentum and by close to noon, I answered the call from [Son-in-Law] Josh confirming lunch plans with him and the little guys. The plan…. was to meet at Burger King for lunch – because my Grandson’s both know that Pa-Paw loves him some Burger King and we had to make sure I got that ‘fix’ before heading back to our little island. I confirmed the lunch and just happened to be right next to one of the few remaining Burger Kings in town. I also sadly had to confirm – they did not allow dine in eating…… Dammit Emmit…….! Called Josh back and plans again quickly changed to Turoni’s….. because we knew we could dine in there, and that the boys really wanted to have lunch with Pa-Paw and it was probably the only place in town that would “soothe” the loss of not having Burger King~! (Plus – Turoni’s has beer~!) Score~! We had a less than calm lunch with the guys, but everybody got their bellies full and had a reasonably good time. Back to the house~! The implied rain (“red sky at night, Sailors delight…. Red sky in the morning – Sailor take warning) came in almost on queue and has been raining off and on since…… and now I think it’s supposed to be turning to snow. Oh yay~~~~

My Bride and Stephanie had been out all day and came in behind us an hour or so later. We unloaded the van (including Josh’s Christmas present recliner) We have had a drink or two, played a couple rounds of Euchre and now here I am, sitting [[quietly]] in the basement working on this stuff. Holidays festivities start ramping up tomorrow. Should be LOTS of family, LOTS of love and LOTS of fun. I’ll try and get some pictures.

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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