Helping out….?

We both wound up sleeping in just a skosh this morning….. normally a good thing but my Bride was supposed to be up early enough to start her day off in anticipation of heading to Blues. None-the-less…..we got up at the same time and while Angie did her thing in the bathroom, I pranced around the house starting coffee and opening shutters to let the breeze through. Yes- prancing….. I had to whizz….. bad, really bad, but I managed to hold it until it was ‘my turn’ in our one teeny tiny little bathroom. Just one of a myriad of reasons I like to get up early, or at least a handful of minutes before my Bride does. While she gathered herself and got things together for her day at Blues – I made her an egg and cheese sammich. Not what I consider a good ‘get the day started properly’ kind of breakfast…… but it was hot and [I think] better than a bowl of Frosted Flakes. Happily, even though in her mind she was running late’- she sat and ate all of it with a small glass of milk. Finished that up, grabbed her stuff and was out the door.

I think I stated last night, I was NOT diving today because there was nobody going out. Realizing my availability, I answered a ‘request’ on FB from a young lady that needed some help getting her yard back in shape because her lawn mower died. We connected, chatted a little bit and by 10:00ish– I was at her house with my pick up filled with lawn maintenance equipment. What I was not equipped for, physically or mentally, was the fact that parts of the yard looked like it hadn’t been touched since the Jurassic period……. OMG. However, I volunteered and let it not ever be said I back out of my word. I spent the next 4+ hours mowing, weed eating, clipping, dragging palm fronds, dragging small trees and stacking all of that, while dodging small barking dogs. In brilliant sunshine and 86 degree weather. It made for quite a day. A real life saver during my work was the fact that I filled up my drinking jug that my Grandson Will got me, with nice cold water, so I had plenty of water to keep me hydrated. My weed eater finally broke down to the point I needed tools to fix it, however at that point, the young lady’s yard however looked SOOO much better, even though there is a roughly 10′ x 35′ piece of Jurassic grass that I didn’t get to. I explained the situation and told her I would return ASAP to “finish what I started”. With a mile wide smile, she said thank you and waved enthusiastically as I pulled away. Apparently her land lord had been giving her static about the way the yard looked……. What I did today should keep him off her back for a couple of weeks at least.

Back at the house, filthy, sweaty and tired, my Bride already there…. I hauled my stuff in, had a couple of drinks, went out and fixed the weed eater and then put everything away and came back in for more drinks. My bride indicated she would like Taco’s for dinner….. so I jumped in the shower, put on some clean duds and away we went. Bellies full, a gorgeous sunset to watch while we ate (no pictures- believe it or not) and here we are. One highlight when I got back — we have enough for a boat load tomorrow…. so I get to go diving~!!! YEA~~~~!!!!

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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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