I’m still here…….

Oh My Goodness…… Have I ever been slipping here of late…… last post was on the 2nd…Friday – and here it is Monday already…….  Let’s see, what all has transpired since my last post…… must have been something……. Saturday – I went back up yon mountain top and finished up the two “scenic overviews” ATV stopping  areas….. It took a lot longer to clean them up than I anticipated – and by the time I got back and cleaned my gear and put it away – then got my self cleaned up….. it was already drink-thirty and I was about shot at that point…. seems as I went to bed fairly early that night…… Sunday the 4th [America’s Birthday] we were hosting a firework’s watching party – as the down area was suspected to be jammed packed….. We initially thought we were only gonna have a small handful of friends over to the house – but that rapidly turned into 30 people…… my Bride went grocery shopping while I worked around the house getting stuff ready for the event– RSVP’s kept pouring and before you knew, all 30 said yes…… and a couple were bringing some friends. Cool~! Me and my Queen kept busy until the first group showed up at 2:30 (for a 6:00 start time) – but these were some very special people and we were tickled to get some alone time with them. They hung out a couple of hours and by the time everybody else started trickling in – they packed up and headed out. It sure was good to see them though~! The rest of the evening was kind of a blur. I cooked up 30 some odd ¼ pound burgers and around 20 ¼ pound hot dogs. Also 4 Lbs of wings and a massive big pot of meatballs. There were several side dishes toted in (and they were all fabulous!) Plus there was cookies and a cake…… and lots and lots of alcohol. About time everybody got their bellies full – the fireworks started…. perfect~! Everybody grabbed their chairs and settled into a spot in the yard for the show. We could see them fine from our house. Local intel said that downtown Frederiksted was just an absolute nightmare) Everybody with a drink, belly full settled in for the show….. Yay~!! Up until this point – I had not taken a single picture all day [E-Gads] so I ran in and grabbed my phone and managed a couple of shots (although my Bride managed a couple of shots with it while I was busy)…… my drink oddly became empty, so I went in to make another one. It suddenly became quiet except for a couple of groans and I came back out to find out the fireworks were ‘done’…… What The Hell ???? 6 minutes…… 6 friggin’ minutes~! To pour a little salt on that wound – I found out all the local business’ on the water front – apparently kicked in $500 each to help buy the fireworks……. If I was one of those store owners — I would have been livid~! Dammit Emmit – at my limit and just getting started…… gonna stop here… Sorry about missing the last couple of nights……….

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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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