Another Windy, Cloudy Start

It’s another windy, cloudy start to a weekend. It was nice Tuesday, Wednesday and yesterday, but as predicted, a front moved through last night.

Plans for the weekend include a memorial for a friend, Papa John, who passed away this week. The funeral is next Saturday, a week from tomorrow. John was a very famous dude in these parts, a friend to all.

And that’s all the weekend plans I can think of now.

Have a good weekend!

La Casa Del Sol

It’s a Thursday, hopefully uneventful, quiet Thursday.

Our house has a old tin punchout of the sun, I rekkon it’s almost 15 years old. The other day, I saw a new, ceramic sun at the nursery.

I’m thinking about upgrading. Problems are: ability to stay hanging in windy conditions and is it big enough? More research required.

Here’s the old one:

Happy Thursday! Hang in there baby! Friday’s comin’!

Wanna Come Visit?

I’m working on a new page, in the menu above, called “Apartment“. Still under construction, the page will describe our really nice, big, studio apartment.

As of now we aren’t a hotel or B&B, we don’t have the license yet, but we are allowed to have friends and family use the apartment. Also, we are an approved quarantine facility, Staying here would definitely be nicer than two weeks in a hotel room and probably cost less.

For now, everybody has to quarantine for two weeks after arriving on the island. Probably that would make it so that someone would want to stay at.lest three weeks or a month. Otherwise, you’d arrive, quarantine, then have to fly straight home again.

Anyway, it’s still in the planning stage, suggestions and ideas are welcome. The wife will be in charge of the prices and bookings.

More to come!

Rabbie Burns Night

Scottish poet, Rabbie Burns, celebrated his birthday yesterday. He lived in the second half of the 1700’s. Our Scottish friends, Emma and Christian, (Christian’s a Brit tho) invited us to a dinner last night which was quite good.

Above is the menu, pick one each between the circles, plus the course cocktail, of which I did not partake. I was very full. It was a good dinner. No, I didn’t have any haggis.

Apparently, all Scottish girls love Rabbie Burns.

And, as mentioned yesterday, pictures from the Mastic Trail

AND, this mornings sunrise, taken less than two minutes ago.

Have a good day!

Mastic Trail 2021

It’s a holiday here today, the wife and I are going to hike The Mastic Trail. After Hurricane Ivan, I went through there with the National Trust and opened it back up with chainsaws. Lots of trees fell in the hurricane. Because of that, I kind of feel like I own the place, which I don’t.

I.think this is only my second trip there since Ivan.

Tomorrow I’m sure to be posting pictures of a lot of green things and rocks!

Have a wonderful week!

Nice Day Trip Yesterday

Went to Cayman Brac yesterday it was good to get out of the office and good to do some actual physical work with my tools instead of paperwork at my desk. Got up at my normal time yesterday, but skipped my exercises to get gone to the airport on time. Picked up my co-worker on tje way.

Above is a picture of the sun whilst flying over. The imperfect airplane glass created some interesting distortion. Below is a 3 second video. It only shakes when the camera is touching the window.

The video is NOT age restricted and YouTube settings on my end don’t indicate that it is. I don’t know what their problem is.

I’m very glad it’s Friday! Have a super good weekend!

Back In The Water

Good day yesterday, it’s still cloudy (mostly) windy and cold, but the wind is from the north, and I went to the beach at lunchtime and found a spot where it was mostly sunny and pretty hot, because I was strategically using the island to block the breeze. After work, first time in a long time, I stopped and swam the half mile after work. It was soooo nice and I felt so good afterwards. I gotta do it much more often. It took me 20 minutes to go .47 miles. But I was wearing these little mini swim fins. Kinda like these.

AND I got rid of my garbage-from-the-git-go $50 windshield wipers and got a pair of the cheapest ones. $5 each. For the first time in a year, I can see out of my windshield!

Today is a normal workday and tomorrow I’m going to Cayman Brac for work. Looking forward to that!

Have a day that is, as the French say, FANTASTIQUE!

Multi News

Yesterdays anonymous cat was gone his morning, I’m glad. I hope she had a nice funeral.

I thought I might be catching a cold last night, sneezy and stuffed up. I was also thinking I might be getting side effects from the covid vaccine, but this morning I feel fine.

My “American Express Fiasco” is out of my hands. Wowza Media is under investigation for credit card fraud.

I have a dental appointment this morning. Cleaning only, I think.

The island is out of Q-Tips, apparently. Wife and I have.been looking for almost two weeks. First they ran out of the ultra jumbo size, now they’re all gone. Not a big deal for us though. We have an emergency stash.

Everything is good, except the weather, still cloudy, windy and cold.

Have a good day.

In Memory Of An Anonymous Cat

Walking the dogs this morning in the cold rainy darkness, I found a cat on the street, barely alive. She was panting like it was difficult for her to breathe. She was a small calico cat, all wet and miserable.

I had a problem with the dogs, I couldn’t just let go of their leashes, so I tied them to the cable that supports a light pole.

I went back to the cat and held her paw. She made a little meow sound. I was going to move her off the street so that the next car that came by didn’t run over her. But I thought I might be the one killing her, if she had a spinal injury.

Very lightly, I traced my finger down her spine, it felt ok. I gently picked her up and moved her into some thick brown grass away from the road. She made a sound just like our cats when you move them because they’re laying where you want to sit.

I got the dogs, who were getting loose because of the crappy knot I had tied. We walked up the road a little ways, visualizing how I was going to take her to the vet, how I would call the vets emergency number, which box I’d use to make the bed to carry the cat there.

When I got back to her, she had moved a little from the spot I laid her in, but she was dead. I put my hand on her and told her I was sorry, and I hoped she met all my cats in heaven.

I tried to remember all the cats of my life: Marshmallow, named by my sister, Blackie 1&2, when I had two black cats and thought there was only one. Abus, in Hawaii, Toby, who moved to Cayman with me. Shadow, Albie, LT, all from this house.

Cats usually just disappear, and you never know what happened to them. I guess they know they’re going to die and run away. It’s not nice to see a cat suffering, wet and dirty like this morning. Cats are very clean and confident and they have it all together.

We now have 5 outdoor cats and 1 indoor cat. I sure do hope none of them ever end up on the side of the road like that cat this morning.

I hope somebody misses the cat I found today, maybe bury her and have a funeral. I hope she was loved, and had a good life and spent time sunning and laying on someones lap, purring while they stroked her soft fur.

I’ll probably go bury her this afternoon if she’s still there.

This morning made me very sad..


This is another “Oh WHY didn’t I think of that!” post.

Monkeytail moustache! How cool! How stylish! Start yours today!

The only thing you have to worry about is – clockwise or anti clockwise!