Fitbit

My wife got me a Fitbit Charge, she’s had one a while and likes it. I expressed an interest and she surprised me!

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It seems pretty cool. It’s fun entering all the info from the food you eat, keeping track of everything. I especially like the  bar code scanner.

It measures your activity during the day, and how you sleep at night.

I wear it in the shower, but not in the sea, not sure how waterproof it is.. I’ll find out, but I’m pretty sure you can’t take it diving.

Superbowl was yesterday. Both teams sucked. Denver had no third down conversions but won it. Carolina didn’t play well at all either.

It’s Monday, I’m tired and crabby. It’s cold and wwindy outside…Good day for working, if there ever was

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Have a wonderful week!

God Must Not Want Me To Have Money

You’ve heard me complain about money many times. I don’t think money is in the cards for me.

I pay homeowners insurance 10 months out of the year, these are the two “off” months. Instead of having a little extra money, I get extra bills. New tires for the car and scooter.  Dentist. I have accepted the fact that I will always be broke. God doesn’t want me to have money.

At least it’s Friday! And I live where I want to live!

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Have a good weekend!

Assumptions, Expectations and Attitude

When I was a kid, I didn’t completely understand the rules of American football. I got on the football team, hoping to learn the rules more than actually play football, but everyone seemed to know them (but me). They were never taught, and out of shame, I never asked. I sucked on my high school football team, msstly because I never knew what I was doing. To this day, I am still aware of rules I don’t know in American Football.

Not so many years later, I had been a lifeguard at a swimming pool for a couple of years. I took a pool managers course to learn about taking care of the pool itself. I think it was in the evenings at a local college. In the course, everyone (except me, apparently) already was a pool manager. They discussed flushing the filters, adding the chemicals. Everyone in the class was much older than me and already knew what I came to learn. In the class, we never flushed a filter, or even went to a pool! I never knew precisely what anyone was talking about, didn’t understand the terminology, and again, kept my mouth shut, because I didn’t want to be the sole idiot. I flunked the test, and was so angry, I wrote a scathing letter.

Both times, I didn’t know what was going on, I couldn’t see it until it was over, and I looked back with 20/20 hindsight. Both still cause me anger and resentment and shame today.

I don’t really know the point of this post. Something happened recently that reminded me of it, but now I can’t remember what that was.

I guess my point is, when in doubt, speak up.

Melatonin Dosage

I’ve been taking Melatonin before bed for over a year. Over time, I have found that 15 mg is the perfect dose. My pharmacist says this is fine. We have these 10 mg tablets. I was taking 2 before bed. Forthe past few days, I’ve been taking only 1. I notice that I’m waking up early and not able to sleep again. I guess it’s back to 2 again.

Happy February!,

Believe it or not, it’s time to flip the page on the calendar in 2016 already. 2016 came off the line quickly, it appears. January is gone already.

It was an allright weekend. Friday we went to a birthday party at The Wharf restaurant bar. Big waves were crashing all around. We stayed out quite late, and had a sleepy Saturday.

Sunday, we went to the weigh-in at a fishing tournament, had dinner. Then we went to the beach, just after sunset. Quite a nice way to end the weekend.
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Now itza Monday, another week looms. Have a great week!

Guess What Day It Is!!!

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It’s FRIDAY!

TGIF even if it’s supposed to rain all weekend! I am soo glad this week is almost over!

Right now, I’m sitting outside in a strengthening north wind, getting ready to go to work. It was supposed to rain last night, but didn’t, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s going to.

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The weatherman thinks so too, apparently.

So I have to go now, and put the things inside that need to be put inside.

Have a great weekend!

Plain Ol’ Americans

Cam Newton, quarterback for the American football team the Carolina Panthers, says he’s an African American quarterback, and that people are afraid of him. Funny, I didn’t know he was born in Africa, migrated to the US and became an American citizen. In my life, I have knowingly only met one African American. He was born in Zimbabwe, moved to the US, got a green card, nd later got full citizenship. And he’s a white guy. Sorry Cam, you’re just a plain ‘ol American, just like most Americans. And you’re a great quarterback, hope your team wins the Super Bowl!

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It’s been my observation, that many Caribbean black people think it’s funny that American black people want to be called African Americans, because it’s not true. African Americans moved from Africa and became citizens, and it has nothing to do with skin color.   

Yesterday, I rode the scooter for the first time in about two weeks. The weather forecast had predicted rain every day till yesterday. Tonight, it’s supposed to start raining again, and rain all weekend. I hope I can make it home again this afternoon before it starts raining. The scooter was super hard to start yesterday, I was ready to give up when it finally came to life.

Have a great day!

Internet Down Mostly

It’s been frustrating around here lately. The internet has, for all intents and purposes, been down for days. It was up briefly last night, at about three quarter speed, but mostly it”s been what I call down. Even an email message takes an eternity to load.
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I’m paying for 10 Meg per second download speed, and lately it’s been about 300 or 700K. Every six months, I have to call the company, and it’s a nuisance.

The weatherman has been calling for rain every day for the past few weeks or so, but we haven’t been getting much rain. Now the weatherman is saying sunny today, and rain tommorrow, so I’m riding the scooter today. It will be the first time since week before last.

Sheba went to the vet yesterday, she won”t put her right rear foot down. The doctor found liquid on her hip, an infection, apparently. Sheba has to take a whole pile of pills three times a day, and you can tell she doesn’t feel good.

Ad that”ll do me for today! Have a good day!

Happy Tuesday!

It’s Tuesday, first day of the workweek as yesterday was Hero’s Day here in the Cayman Islands.
I’m sitting here writing this on my phone, as it’s too dark to see the keyboard on my tablet. Although the moon is quite bright, it isn’t sufficent for typing.
The breeze this morning is nice and warm, much better than the cold wind we’ve had for the past few weeks. Thank goodness!

Below are some random photos from the past few days. Have a good week!

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Little One in her spot.

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Fatneck selfie

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Iguana in the grass at work