When I Grow Up

A friend told me he had a job where every morning, he’d wake up and couldn’t wait to go to work. He enjoyed it. To me that sounds like the best thing in the world.

I’ve had jobs I didn’t hate. Like when i was a lifeguard as a kid. I didn’t hate delivering newspapers. I have fond memories of the Navy, but remember being dissatisfied by illogic and bad management.

I don’t like my job. My job is beating my head against the wall. Maybe that can change. I was really busy Friday, and enjoyed it.

I never figured out what I want to be when I grow up, and I still have no clue how to find out.

Monday Blues.

Weird Hurricane Matthew 

I drove the car yesterday and it didn’t rain a drop.

Glad it’s Friday!!!

Matthew is a weird hurricane. It’s gonna loop around and go back to Florida?!?

Wife is going to Florida tomorrow morning and mixing business with pleasure.  She’s spending the weekend with friends and work next week. 

I’ll be home alone…..

Car Day, For Sure!

This morning when I got up I could hear the sea. I knew there’d be no swimming this morning. I walked to the dock and sure enough, big waves, no ladder. Also thunder and lightning on the horizon. Now, showered and ready for work, it’s totally cloudy.

Ya know, I was thinking, the picture above really does look like an accurate weather map. Hurricane bearing down on Miami. Our friends there are evacuating. My wife is supposed to go to Miami for work and is going to visit them. Wee shall seee.

Have a Happy Thursday!

Matthew Passed Us

I feel sorry for the people of Haiti and Bahamas, but I’m glad Cayman dodged that bullet.

I was waiting for Matthew to get north of Cuba before I said “whew!”.

We might get some rain today, but just a little and not hurricane related. 

I feel tired this morning. The wife has a hip that has been hurting for quite awhile now. I woke up and she was awake and I could tell she was in pain. She’s been to the doctor and it all looked ok, but something is wrong. I’m telling her to go back to the doctor. 

Hump day. Yeay. Have a good day!

Bye Bye Smiths Cove

The forces that be are going to build condos at Smith Cove. Found out yesterday. Read it here

Of course I’m against it, but if it’s private land and the owner wants to build on it, what can be said? I’m very surprised to learn that it was private land. The wife says it’s the lot next to Smith Cove, and not Smith Cove itself. We’ll see.

I remember the old Seaview Hotel. Fantastic island hotel and dive spot. Got wrecked in hurricane Ivan, and rebuilt as private condos. No more access.

When I moved here, probably half of Seven Mile Beach was undeveloped. Sea grape trees and casurina pines and the best beach in the world. Now you can hardly get on Seven Mile Beach. Condos and hotels with security guards. The beach is public, by law, but you can’t get access through the condos/hotels.

When I moved here, there was a law prohibiting building more than three stories tall. That was a good law. No matter what, the buildinds never cleared the treeline, and you never lost the Caribbean Island look. Now skyscrapers are going up everywhere. Ugly skyscrapers. To me, from the street, the Ritz looks like a prison.

When you get old like me, I guess all change is bad.