Back on our rock………

Well, it made for one very long day, but after 4 airports, and a butt-numbing amount of time sitting, we finally made it back to our little island. It was 10:30pm our time when we got here and we were greeted when we stepped off of the plane with what is known here as the Christmas winds. Much stronger [and much cooler] winds than we generally have here. Even before we headed out for a much wanted cigarette, we shucked all of the long sleeves garments that we were wearing. SOOooo nice to be back in this climate. We had to wait to get our bags and then out to our truck which had been dropped off earlier by our neighbors. (Island kids are now back in the states, so they couldn’t pick us up or drop off the truck) It saves us a ton of money not having to pay the exorbitant rate the airport charges for long term parking. Bags loaded, all the windows rolled down and enjoying the ride back to the house. We now only live 10-15 minutes from the airport and was home in no time. A bit dismayed as I pulled in the driveway as my headlights revealed knee high grass. A little detail I had forgotten about until that minute. We got in the house and opened it up to let that wonderfully cool breeze do it’s magic in refreshing a house that had been closed up for 2 weeks.

We both raced to get out of our jeans and into more island appropriate clothes. We both agreed, unpacking could wait until the next day. We had a couple or five drinks while we wound down, cooled off and enjoyed the sounds of the wind and the frogs outside. Finally in bed around 02:00 and fell instantly asleep. My Bride was up a little bit before me, answering nature’s call and just decided to stay up. I woke up around 07:30 to the sound of a weedeater almost right outside my window. I finally roused, enjoying the cool warmth of the morning sun and the Christmas winds……. Teeth brushed, hair combed (yes – I still comb what I have left) a quiet morning smoke [without shivering], a shot of OJ and a cup of coffee with my Bride. Settled in for some news and FB stuff…… all is right with the world again……

After a scrumptious breakfast from Polly’s (Eggs, sausage and waffles) – I tied into yard work. That done, luggage finally emptied out, we sat and listened to the wind as we didn’t have any electricity at the time. A nice little 3 hour outage to welcome us back home. That welcome also included about a 3 minute downpour shortly after I started cutting the grass….. but it’s all good now………….. lawn mowed, everything unpacked and in its place. Power is back on…. Ahh – it’s good to be home. Spending time with family was absolutely wonderful…… being back in our cozy, warm little routine – ain’t so bad either.

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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