Greetings From Udine!


Today we depart Udine, after finally meeting my Pen Pal of over a decade and a half.

Giorgio wrote a letter to Radio Cayman, looking for a pen pal. Our accounts/HR officer gave the letter to me, asking if I was interested. I wrote back and the rest is history!

It has been wonderful spending time here and meeting Giorgio and his family. We have enjoyed their hospitality immensley! They picked us up at the train station and took us sightseeing. We have not needed a taxi once in Udine.

I hope we meet again soon!

Udine in general is a beautiful town, I personally, think it kicked Romes butt!

Kinda Friday

Tomorrow and Monday are holidays here. Weather’s supposed to be good, .. Bring the weekend!

Got up and went running/walking this morning. I went down a new beach path, in the dark. I’ll have to go back and check it out later.

Running late this mrning, gotta go.

If I don’t see you tomorrow, HAVE A GOOD WWEEKEND!

Wednesday Holiday

Here it’s a Wednesday holiday day off from work. Ash Wednesday.

I’m drinking coffee, wife still sleeping.

My new fitbit died, totally dead now. Back to the ‘ol watch.

tomorrow it’s back to work.

First Post Of 2016!!!

Focus on the good, not the bad! (my original title was “First Workday of 2016”.)
Today’s going to be a hot, sunny day and I’m going to the beach at lunchtime! It’s early morning and Crux is high in the sky.
Here’s some pics from the long weekend:


My visiting Navy friend Jeff at East End.


My brother in law’s sidewalk marker for diving each and every East End dive site. This is MUCH more prestigious than an actor  having a star on the sidewalk in Hollywood.


The first sunset of 2015, there was also a green flash.


And a new, experimental collage, made using my phone! ☎

Have a good day, a good week, and a good year!

Rebel Without A Cause


Yesterday I took this pic of Sheba, defiantly sitting on this bench on the back porch. Look on her face said she knew she wasn’t supposed to be there. She was so cute. From now on, she can sit there any time she wants.

FRIDAY! We get off early today because of the work Christmas party. I’m not going because I didn’t RSVP in time because I was in Mexico. I don’t mind not going.

It’s going to be another great day! Have a good weekend!

Good Weekend For American Football!

It was a great weekend for American Football! Every team in my division lost, except my Washington Redskins! Plus all my other teams won too! Except Seattle. Great football!

The weekend was cloudy, and a lot of rain. Still raining now. The Wife cleaned the back porch, there was black mold growing on the concrete and she scrubbed it with a brush. I helped by moving stuff and I scrubbed a litle, but she did all the work.

This is my last full week of work before Mexico! I am ready to GO! As soon as we get back, the in-laws come for a visit, then an old Navy friend who I haven’t seen in 30 years.

Just get me through this week at work.

Have a good one!

Bye bye Halloween






Pictures from Saturday nights Halloween party.
There were lots of zombies, lots of ninja turtles, quite a few minions and entirely too many men in drag.

I was a Vulcan Star Trek dude, taking the award for least amount of effort put into a Halloween costume.

And now it’s Monday. This afternoon, the wide goes to Florida for work, I go up Saturday and we go on a cruise.

Not looking forward to spending a week without my wife around, but I’ll do my best to…

Have a good week!

Rainy Monday

It;s  Monday and it’s rainy.

It was a good weekend.

Friday we had some friends (who are getting married) over, and we bought our tickets to Mexico next month. I am so excited about Mexico!  We’re on the same flight!

Saturday n Sunday I basically did nothing.

At the beginning of next month, the wife and I are going up to Miami to meet a cruise ship and go on a two night cruise. I haven’t been out to sea since the Navy! I hope there’s decent chow on the mess decks. Best of all, it”s free through my  wifes work!


Have a great week!