Good as new……. almost

Got to sleep in a smidge this morning because I wasn’t running out the door to dive. I had an appointment for 10:00 to get my truck worked on. Even though yesterday was a no alcohol day and dang little to eat, my belly just wasn’t up for anything in it. I was hungry, but knew better than to press the issue, especially since I was going to be ‘on the road’ and away from the comfortable confines of my bathroom. I got to the shop 30 minutes early, I wanted it to be able to cool off before my appointment time. Color me flabbergasted….. my truck went in at 10:00 on the nose. The estimate said an hour and a half for the repair and the truck was sitting there ready for me at 11:35. You could have knocked me over with a feather~! I also did get to put eyeballs on the motor mounts. Probably not in optimum condition, but it’ll wait, thus saving me 600 and some odd dollars. I left there and ran by the drug store to pick up some Actifed. Another big difference here on the island…… even back when we left – even if you wanted a packet of Actifed with only a dozen pills in it – you had to fill out forms and sign your life away….. here, you can get a couple of bottles (of 100) without hardly a blink of an eye. Guess we don’t have the meth probably they do back in the states. Got that done and stopped and filled up the truck with gas and figuring I would surprise my Bride – I swung by Mickey D’s and picked up dinner. She usually did that on Wednesday or Thursday after she got off work and because she hasn’t been working these past couple of weeks (Blues is closed for the slow season and some maintenance)….. we haven’t been getting our ‘weekly dose’ of McDonalds. By that time, (it was right at noon) I pulled in and OMG did it smell good. My now very empty belly came to life with a vengeance~! Angie had “confessed” to me some time back – that she always got a medium ‘fries’ and munched on them on the drive home. Every since she said that, they have been on the back of my brain……. guess what I did ? I also ordered enough food to feed a small army. That happens when you’re starvin’ and your nose is seriously sucking up some Micky D’s aroma. Plus~!! I was in and out in under 6 minutes~!!! I thought about pinching myself to see if I was dreaming…… but I was to busy munching on hot, salty french fries to dwell on it. I was going to launch into how much we enjoyed “lunch” when I got home, (it’s was fabulous!) but I’m close to my limit, it is pouring rain, there is lightening flashing everywhere with some awesome thunder rolling and the lights have flickered once already – so I’m going to try and get this posted before we lose power~! Diving tomorrow~!!

Good Night Y’all : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 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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