Hello~~

Dammit Emmit….. I alluded to the post with the title and then didn’t mention it….. Yesterday’s post was “3 year island-aversary”. Three years we have been here now on our gorgeous little rock planted here in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. Wow….. sometimes it seems like just yesterday we got here….. other times, especially when we are missing our babies and grandbabies it seems it seems like we have been here for eons. Even after 3 years now, we still have our moments when family tugs at our heart strings. I must confess, after the Christmas visit, while seeing everybody during the holidays was heartwarming – it was the only thing warm for us the entire visit and we both agree that will probably be our last ‘voluntary’ cold weather visit back to the states. Our little rock is ‘home’ now and we feel mostly out of place anywhere else and the daily warm weather (every day) just seals the commitment to stay here where it is warm. We both also agree, as soon as one of us get down sick [needing good hospital type sick] we will pack up and head back to the states. Where, we land when we do is still up for debate (my Queen wants FL – I am thinking TN) but hopefully we still have many years to decide that. Money, or more correctly, the lack of it may necessitate an early return – but we are trying to amend our living style to better accommodate us staying here. Kind of hard to get used to when the last 10 years of your life you had more than plenty of it to do whatever you wanted…… kinda spooky how fast it goes when it is not being supplemented with a steady paycheck… Just something else we happily deal with to continue to live here… So, Happy “Island-versary” to us…….

Today was just like the last couple, no diving, no mowing, no doing much of anything other than watching the boob tube. Have started a new series called The 100. We are liking it more and more each episode. It is a 7 season series, so I hope it stays good. Unless I get a call from the island kids saying we’re clearing trails…. the plan is to dive Tuesday and Thursday (Monday is already booked up). The stitches are about ready to come out [dissolvable] and I’m ready to get some new pictures for you all~! Tomorrow, I’m mowing instead of diving. I’ll knock out our yard and the ATV yard. I think my Queen is gonna go shopping tomorrow while I mow…… just another day on the island…… for 3 years now~~~~!

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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