Pearl Post

It’s finally Friday, I’m feeding felines.

It’s dark and there’s no chickens around this early-usually. But Pearl just came squawking and flapping down from someplace. She hasn’t been around in a while. I think she moved up the street a little ways. She looked kind of beat up and dirty. I wish she’d let me pick her up but she won’t. I’d put her in her house and give her food and water.

It’s very windy outside and she’d be better off in her house. I wonder if she was blown out of her nighttime roost.

I hope she’ll be ok.

New Years Resolution Broken and

Last night I went to bed with a bad sore throat. I took some cold medicine that makes you sleep and slept with a double blanket. I slept really really good. I mean really good. I could have stayed in bed forever, it felt like. I got up to pee, at 3:33, and went back to sleep instantly. I was dreaming nice dreams I can’t remember when the alarm woke me up at 5.

i went out on the back porch to do my exercises and it was rainy and it looked like a windstorm had come by, the plastic chairs blown over and all… So I didn’t do my exercises this morning.

Resolution Broken. Exercise in the morning every workday.

The first words I uttered today were “yes I did” to my wife. I dug out the million shoes she had under the bed. I was planning on being snooty about it when she got up but she asked me in her sleepy voice, “Did you dig out my shoes?” I said the aforementioned “Yes I did,” plus an additional “I was just stacking them up so you don’t trip on them.” and she replied “Thank you, I couldn’t get them because of my foot”. Remember, she broke her foot last summer, and it’s still sometimes painful.

My wife is the best person I’ve ever met in my life, and she makes me a better person just from being around her.

I’m afraid I’m catching a cold, I don’t wanna catch a cold. It’s cold and rainy again. I don’t need it.

Last night we had sushi with some people from Costa Rica who are moving to the island in July. They were nice and the wasabi was good!

Tomorrow’s Friday! Have a good day!

Morning News

This morning my first words were “dammit Ditto, get the f*** out of the way”.  Someone said yesterday they wonder what the first words they say about were, but for me, it’s very noticeable. The breaking of the silence.

Right now I’m feeding cats, 3 this morning usually there’s 6. The dogs were being a major pain today as well.

Yesterday I took the scooter and then it got cloudy and rainy. I expected clear weather.  Today I’m taking the car.

We’re going to get the fence.  Six grand. It’s going to take the installers 4 or 5 days. Directly on the property line,  (a couple inches inside it). I want to make sure that they don’t clear any more trees and bush than necessary.

That’s it for today. I feel like I wrote a lot.

Happy New Year!

Back to work today after a short vacation. This is kind of the start of my new year at work today. I was there a few days, but now I’m ready to buckle down after the holiday and days off season. No more days off for awhile! Although I must say that the few days I have worked so far this year have been quite productive.

A couple fun facts:
I always try to notice what the first audible words I say each morning are. This morning it was “Morning Baby!” Sometimes it’s “dammit Sheba!” Then I say “ooops! Dammit, the first word out of my mouth was a cuss word”

Another fun fact is that I have noticed that the full moon in the winter follows almost the same path as the sun in summer. Actually I was thinking about it and figured it out and checked and it seems to be true. Very cool. I guess there’s a five degree difference…

And that’s all for today.  Have a good week!

Short But Sweet Visit

My Navy friend Dave and his Wife Bonita went back home yesterday. It was a short visit, but I feel sure they’ll be back.

Below are some of the pictures I took.

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zoom in on a wreck at wreck of the ten sail monument

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Underwater at Cemetery Beach

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Dave ‘n’ Bonita snorkeling

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Dave and Bonita Costeau, taught Jacques everything he knew.

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Island Tour. Girls in the front seat, boys in the back.

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Spotts Dock

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The most beautiful woman in the world at Pedro Castle bluff.

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danger zone.

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self timer shot at Wreck of the Ten Sail.

It was a short but sweet visit, and a good one.

Now it’s Monday, I have the day off, because I thought they were staying longer.

Royal Palms Webcam

Hey there all you Polar Vortexers! How’s the weather?  Here’s a little something for you. Below is a picture of the Royal Palms Webcam, on Seven Mile Beach. It’s an actual picture of the camera, on the patio, Daddio!

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Royal Palms Patio Cam, circled in red.

Below is a link to the webpage that shows the images for above camera. You can have a look anytime you feel a bit chilly up there.

Also on the page you can find links to their Poolcam and Beachcam

Have a good winter! And a good FRIDAY!

Friday Tuesday

Its Tuesday, but since I’m off tomorrow, it’s my Friday.
Old Navy buddy and his wife are coming in from the US, the Great White North, Coldsville, Polar Vortex Zone.

I’m glad they’re coming,  and I’m glad I’m off.

The last time I saw them, and the last time I think I saw snow, was in the year 2000 when I visited them in Illinois. Since then their kids are all grown up, they’re coming down to visit alone.

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Me in the middle, Dave on the left. In the early 1980s

Polar Vortex Monday

polar.vortexIts record cold temperatures this week in the US because a polar vortex. Here I think temperatures are probably normal,  but it seems cool, and the ground is very wet with dew. It was good sleeping weather here last night, two blankets, cuddled up against the cold. Besides,  I don’t even know if we’ll feel any effects of the polar vortex down here or if so, when.

All I can say is KEEP WARM!