I went to the optometrist yesterday because I needed new glasses. My old glasses were horrible and I complained about them constantly and took them back several times. I went back to my original optometrist who agreed they were screwed up. Below are the glasses I should get in a couple weeks. Sorry I didn’t smile for the picture, I just wanted to see what they looked like. At the time, I didn’t think I would be posting the picture.
Also yesterday I was told that I have cataracts starting up in my right eye and probably glaucoma in my left. I have to go see a specialist and probably undergo surgery. Eye surgery is my greatest nightmare. But on another level I don’t even care.
My wife wants to meet with me Wednesday, I assume she wants to discuss divorce. I am full of fear and nervous and sad. But for about 5 minutes I imagined she might say she wants to come back home and I was really happy for about those 5 minutes. Then I woke up and shook myself out of it.
It was a semi productive weekend. I got a lot of little tasks done.
Sunday was nice, I went to breakfast with friends. Then I went to the beach.
YouTube is acting weird. The video keeps playing over and over and if you swipe down to get to the comments and settings, it goes to the next video. . YouTube must stupidly be trying to emulate TikTok. Also the embed link won’t work, so no video for you, my dear readers, today. Sorry!
Tropical Storm Ida was a non event here. Really nothing happened.
Although Ida was not much here, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac got hit pretty hard. News still to come in
This storm reminded me of Hurricane Charley, Charley passed between Grand Cayman and Little Cayman. The eye was less than 10 miles away and there was no wind and no rain. Tropical storm Ida passed between Grand Cayman and Little Cayman too.
So today it’s back to work. I was expecting a day off, just in time for the weekend!
During lunch yesterday I stopped by Smith Cove. It was fairly devastated even after a clean up was started.
I also stopped by Dart Family Park. It had lost a lot of trees too but didn’t seem as bad as Smith Cove.
I remember hurricane Ivan seemed to actually improve Smith Cove. It washed sand up under all the big trees and cleared out the bush where people would throw litter and perves would hang out and leer. Smith Cove seemed like a much nicer and safer place after that. I don’t remember hurricane Ivan destroying so many trees, but there were no leaves left on anything. Hurricane Ivan’s signature was nothing green shall remain.
Today was my 2nd day of waking up at 4:55 instead of 4:20. I seem short on time this morning, obviously, it doesn’t seem to be unmanageable, so far. And it feels good to just sleep a little bit later. By the end of the week waking up at 4:20 I would consider going to the doctor to find out what was wrong with me. Not enough sleep!
I’m headed back to work today. After 3 days of vacation and a weekend, all used to clean up after Hurricane Grace. The yard is as clean as it can be. I started off clearing a few huge logs and ended up with an unlimited supply of tiny twigs, forever getting smaller and smaller.
In the end, yesterday, I ran the lawn mower over the whole thing, grinding up what was left. I’m done for now. I’m trying to save all the plants I can try to save. I am pleased with how things turned out, yard-wise.
Looks like more storms are coming.
Oh well, I am powerless over the weather. Have a good day!
During those storm my generator wouldn’t start. I found the air filter had turned into moosh and .the carburetor was very dirty (clogged). I rebuilt and cleaned the carb and replaced the filter and got it running. But it runs rough. The jets in the carb have two parts, I could only get one out. Maybe I can get it out today.
Also, more yard cleanup yesterday (and today). And yesterday I went out looking for a replacement closet door. Didn’t find one, but stopped by the nursery and beach for a minute.
Tomorrow it’s back to work, I’m looking forward to it, strangely enough.
Today is my 1st day of a vacation I’m taking to clean the yard after the hurricane. I have 3 vacation days and a weekend. It will be a lot of chainsaw work and a lot of carrying away debris. I also will construct a major tree holder-upper for Jamaica Apple tree my wife grew from the seed.
And that’s about it for today. Happy Friday and have a good weekend!
It’s back to work today for me. I’m going to request some vacation time because I need to clean up the yard and do a lot of work after Hurricane Grace. It might not have been a hurricane when it got here, but it was one when it left.
I have a lot of cleaning up to do, tree branch removal and general clean up of the yard. My paint locker blew off the porch and all the paint and gas cans were submerged underwater and they have to be gone through to see what’s good and what’s not good. Plus the paint locker itself must be repaired or replaced. There is too much to list here. And, work has been pressuring me to use up some of my vacation so yeay!
Sun’s out, let’s dry up some of this stuff and get ready for the next one!