Heading home :-(

Well we roused a little earlier than usual and picked up our state side bunch and headed into downtown Frederiksted to ‘Polly’s by the Pier‘ for one of their famous breakfasts. We got in and actually got a couple of tables [side by side] – orders were placed and soon we are all enjoying one of those wonderfully delicious breakfasts that my Bride and I often enjoy. Bellies full, we collected some cooler bags and an actual cooler and headed out to Cottages by the Sea to start the packing process…… yes – sadly, our baby and her family are heading back to the states today. It has already been a week and while there were some trying times, some sun burns and other ailments, I think over all it was a huge success. They had to be out by noon, which was fairly rigorously enforced. A rain shower and a dead battery in my brides car added to the challenge of getting everybody to the airport – but we got them there and barely got our goodbyes said before my Queens car started over heating and we had to ski-daddle post haste. Got a ping saying everybody was on the plane and ready to head out – and now anxiously waiting to here that made it safely back to the land of plenty. We hardly even got away from the airport and already miss them. The bummer part of a family visit…… when they have to go back.

We got both vehicles back to the house, appointment made to have the car looked at, a little bit of food in our bellies, 1 or 5 drinks and here we sit, slowly easing back into our little island routine. We haul the island ‘kids’ to the air port tomorrow and start running their ATV business for them for the next week while they are gone……. I have already scheduled my next couple of dives (in between ATV days and my Queen has her ‘Blues’ days – so this coming week ought to shoot by as well……. pretty hectic life for a couple of old retired people…… still haven’t got results [or] time to follow up on recent medical issues – but honestly – have felt better this past week than I have this year….. so happy with that. I have a ton of pictures I am sure I have not shared with you yet – so will do that and TRY not to put up pictures that I already have……. work with me here – I’m an old guy……

Amanda and company are due in, in about a month or so…… already looking forward to that while we work, miss our baby and her family and try to get back into a routine for a bit…… Gotta love being retired on a tropical island~~~

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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