Mowin’ on MLK day…………

Life on this island is different I guess…. more so than I want/can realize. Back in the states….. I always knew if the day held some special meaning….  birthday, holiday, whatever…… not so much now. Maybe it’s the retired life…. not sure, but I was probably ¾ of the way through this day before it dawned on me today was MLK day. Not a holiday that particularly held a lot of reverence to me…. but I always made a mental note of it during the day. Today, was just a day to cut grass. Granted, I never had to worry about cutting grass on MLK day back in the states – but here – get ‘er done while the opportunity presents itself…. and since it is done now, I have already scheduled a couple of dives for tomorrow morning… and Wednesday and Thursday now since I have the mowing out of the way…….

A lazy start to our day….. relaxing with world news [me] and looking for new pictures of our babies and grandbabies on FB [both of us]. A tasty breakfast while we eagerly tuned into our newest series (The 100). Done eating, a smoke, finished an episode before deciding it was time to get something done. I launched into yard work, here and at the ATV yard – while my Queen took off for all things shopping [groceries]. Still ‘Winter‘ here, so we had a nice cool breeze blowing our balmy 86° weather around. I finished mowing with a minimum of sweat, cleaned everything and put it up, ready for the next round. While perusing the internet ( I was looking at a grill I might be interested in) and in between calls scheduling dives and getting my strobe worked on – I got a call from our Damn Neighbor….. she was working on a drink before bedtime (working Midnight shift) and wanted to check in on us before she slid off into the land of slumber. What a delightfully wonderful conversation that was~! She finally ended the call headed for bed and I return to browsing for grills when my Bride pulled in. I went out and hauled in her latest trunk full. Groceries put away, our island Daughter stopped by to pick up stuff Angie had picked up for her, had a drink and chatted a bit before heading back up the mountain to tend with ‘down with shingles‘ hubby Shawn.

More drinks and couch time as we resumed our episode of The 100. I just finished cooking up a couple of burgers for my Bride and here I am. I can’t tell you how excited I am to know I’m going diving tomorrow~! I need to get my gear together and make sure it’s ready….. bump charge camera and lights…… Can’t wait~! PLUS – I’ll have new pictures for you all….. I can’t wait – it’s gonna be a good day~!

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~!!!! ;-)

2 thoughts on “Mowin’ on MLK day…………”

  1. Beautiful pics Bill. You and Angie look like life is treating you well. I live reading your posts. Have a wonderful day.

    1. Hi Audrey,

      I only know one Audrey….. a beautiful young lady from work…. is this you ? Sure hope so – great to hear from you. We really can’t complain…. our health is reasonable, for folks our age….. 😉 It’s a lot more expensive than I would have imagined, but we are improvising and adapting and loving the life we’re living. As long as $$ and health hold out, we’ll stay here and soak up the perpetual sunshine. I hope you and family are well. Thankx for writing~!

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