New Bananas Coming!

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You can’t really see in the picture, but banana batch #2 is on it’s way! Hopefully some day we’ll produce bananas more or less constantly.
Also I planted 2 more paypaya trees, and I’m trying to sprout a plum tree. Ripe Cayman plums are gooooood!

This has been a nice fast week so far, and I hope it continues to move quickly!

Have a good day!

18th Annual Fishing Tournament

Last night  was the awards night for the Cayman Islands 18th Annual Fishing Tournament.

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Sir Turtles boat didn't do too well, apparently!

We went to the awards dinner last night. It was a new record for number of boats signed up. I saw a boat from the Marshall Islands! That’s really far from here. Top prize was $80,000. It was a good night!

Sleep Cycle Research

That title sounds like one of those spam blogs, doesn’t it?

Today, for a little while, while I’m supposed to be working, I’m going to do some research on the sleep cycle. Our mattress is so good I have a hard time getting up in the morning.

Seems like if I set my alarm 15 minutes later or earlier, I could get up easier.

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See? already I was mistaken, I always thought REM sleep was the deepest stage of sleep.

Someone was telling me that there are Apps for your  phone that “listen” to  your breathing and wake you up at the best time in your sleep cycle.

Have you heard of these Apps? Do you use one? Let me know!

Have a good day!

An Alternate Path?

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It was a really good weekend. We had a friend of a friend visit, I went diving. And we went to the weigh-in of a fishing contest. While at the marina where the weigh-in was, I saw the sailboat above. The wife and I talked to the owners for about a half hour. Man O man, when I run into cool people like them, I feel like I could have taken an alternate path in this existence and been happy too. While I love  my life here, I sure would love to be on a sailboat, sailing around the world. They had great stories to tell in just the short time we talked. Hightailing it out of Colombia, after running into problems with the government, then hitting rough seas and considering turning back. Through the Panama Canal. We didn’t even scratch the surface, hearing the stories.

I could live that life.

Now it’s back to work, beach lunch and maybe a barbecue tonight.

Life is good, it’s too short, but life is good!

Have a good week!

Ten Year Blogversary!

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Today marks 10 year anniversary of this blog. I didn’t even know what blogging was. I just wanted to find out and thought “Oh great, you have to make an account just to see one.”

This blog hasn’t much quality content, but it’s something I enjoy.

Here’s to another 10 years!

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Today MUST Be Better Than Yesterday!

Yesterday sucked. From the time I woke up wrong to the evening when it was almost bed time, yesterday sucked. I was freezing all day. I felt like crap, although I didn’t have a headache or stomach ache or sore leg or anything in particular, I just felt like crap. I felt better after I drank some tea my wife gave me. At least I quit freezing.

Yesterday my weather app said “sunny, all day” and it poured. I was glad for my full rainsuit riding home on my scooter.

Today will beĀ  better than yesterday.

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That’s fer sure.

Wordless Wednesday

I had a really hard time getting up this morning. I was dreaming, and I was getting ready  to do something very important when the alarm went off. I can’t accomplish anything with these alarm clocks disturbing me all the time.

Here’s some pics from yesterday lunchtime. Wordless Wednesday, I didn’t say nuthin!

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The New Mattress

The day after we got back from Costa Rica, The Wife and I got a new mattress.
Let me tell ya, I haven’t woke up since. Well, I mean, I’m awake right now, what I mean is that I haven’t woke up in the night and struggled to get back to sleep.

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It’s nice. In the past year or  so, I’ve gone from “World Famous Insomniac” to “Pretty Good Sleeper”. Mostly what I did was focus on trying to sleep better. Concentrate on not laying awake worrying about crap by focusing on my breathing,  trying to actually stop thinking.

It works, and I like it. A lot.

And the new mattress is great too!

Have a good ‘un!