Happy Summer!

Happy first day of summer! The longest day in the north, Shortest day in the south. First day of winter in tge southern hemisphere.
It starts at 5:34 Cayman time today

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I like it better the two days the sun passes directly overhead in Cayman. It only happens in the tropics.

I got up this morning, walked to the sea and swam a little, walked home and showered, dressed, etc etc etc. Now I’m ready to go to work. Well, not ready, but I’m still going. My back still hurts when I bend over. Fon’t know what’s up, never hurt for this long before.

Well, have a good day, a good week and a good SUMMER!

Good Morning Friday!

It’s Friday and it’s supposed to be a nice day.
My back is feeling better. Yesterday I went snorkeling at lunch and it helped. I made an effort not sleep on my back last night too. Laying on my stomach feels so much better. I called a doctor yesterday, but got an answering machine so I took it as a sign and didn’t leave a message.

I’m ready for a good weekend. Beach birthday party tomorrow. Sunday I hope is quiet and uneventful.

Have a good weekend!

Oh My Achin’ Back!

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My back has been hurting real bad lately. It was hurting when I put the steel around the bottom of our fence last week, but then it seemed to go away. Then, it came back. This morning I sneezed and it almost knocked me down. I could barely get my pants on. I can bend backwards but not forwards, and in the mirror, it looks like the curve of my spine is gone. From the top of my back to my butt is a straight line, no curve above the butt.

Yow! It happens occoasionally, but this time is really bad.

In the Navy, I was running down the passageway on he ship (drunk) and tripped on the bottom of a waterproof door frame. I went flying through the air, landed on my chest and slid on the tiles all the way to the next waterproof door. The next morning I could barely get out of bed. Once when I was a kid, I jumped from the roof of a truck down to the bed, where my feet slipped out from under me and I landed perfectly on the end of my spine-bone. That was the greatest pain I ever felt in my life. Once I was cleaning out under the coffee table, sitting cross-legged on the floor. I picked up a stack of magazines and leaned forward to put them under the coffee table, and ka-chink! I hurt my back, very similarly to what is going on now.

I am tempted to go to the doctor if it doesn’t get better soon, as it always has in the past.

Wednesday seems like Wednesday

Monday was a holiday, yesterday was the first workday of our week, but it was so long, it seems like two days.
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We had a stupid meeting, that went late. They all do. I stayed late without complaining. Now I predict my boss will schedule all meetings for just-before-time-to-go-home.

Getting a little more rain these next few days. So the weather apps say.

Queens Birthday/Bruce Day

Yesterday was the  holiday for the Queens Birthday. Happy Birthday Your Majesty! (She reads this blog every day)

Yesterday was also Bruce Day. Jun 13. You can look that up elsewhere in his blog.

My back’s been hurting. Lower back, like the arch in my back goes away. This time it’s lasted longer than usual.

Also, in the really big news category, Little One the cat came back after 9 days missing. The Wife saw her get attacked by dogs. Really really glad she’s back.

Got my scooter back Saturday morning. Almost a month in the shop. Seems fine though.

And that’s your Monday Tuesday weekend report!

Have a good week!

Muhammed Ali Funeral Today

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Today is Muhammed Ali’s funeral in Kentucky. My Uncle owned Everlast Sporting Goods, He met Mr Ali many many times. My Dad was vice president for Everlast, once Muhammed Ali talked to my Dad on the phone. He said “Marv, I need this equipment…”

I had the above picture hanging on my door in my room in Missouri for many many years. It was as big as the door, bigger than life size.

Rest In Peace Mr. Ali. Say hello to my Uncle and Dad for me!

Lucky Me

I like mornings, sitting on the back porch, watching the birds in the birdbath, feeling the breeze and loving the perfect climate. It’s the little things in life…

I could complain about our Internet, which has been off and on for weeks maybe months. But I won’t. I could complain about my job, but I’m lucky to have a job. (And well qualified, it’s not all luck, but many qualified people don’t have jobs, so I’m lucky)

Last night, the Wife and I went to bed, exhausted. Then we laid awake for at least an hour, talking. It was great.

Tomorrow is FRIDAY! That’s another good thing!