TS Elsa

Elsa is slated.to move more north of Grand Cayman now, but Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are still on the edge of the cone. Today is looking pretty good weather-wise and I think I’m going to risk a scooter ride to work. Hope it doesn’t rain on me!

It’s a long weekend coming up with a holiday Monday. I think it’s the last Cayman holiday until November.

Have a good weekend!

Micro Pictures

Or, pictures of small things.

It was a good weekend. It went out to your dinner Friday and it was a very poor service but good company. Saturday was a beach day, and I went to the flowers one mile sea swim Saturday afternoon and watch the finish and saw a lot of friends there.

Yesterday I went diving and took the pictures above. A fish in the last picture is the biggest thing in the pictures, About an inch long. The 1st few pictures are of a sea slug type creature that you could easily fit 25 of them on your little finger fingernail. They were so small I used a magnifying glass to finally see then before I could take the picture. I couldn’t even see them on my camera viewfinder while I was shooting the pictures. They have been cropped extensively. The little shrimp on the anemone was much bigger, you could probably fit 10 or 15 on your little fingernail.

Yesterday evening I went to the pizza on the beach event again, And again it was over when I got there even though I got there 2 hours before the end of the “event”. The whole restaurant (Luca) started closing at 6 due to slowness of business.

And now it’s a back to work Monday hurray.

Have a fantastic week!

Anxious Friday

I didn’t sleep well last night. I kept thinking about something, I don’t know what. This morning I feel, I don’t know, nervous. I just want to get this day over with.

There’s nothing wrong, No reason for me to feel this way, It’s all in my head.

Last night, Movie night was kind of disappointing. The prices were much higher, and My hamburger was much smaller. The waiters and waitresses were telling everyone to complain about the prices. The place was much lower capacity than usual. The reason is, That because of covid the hotel was closed, just the pool restaurant and beach bar was open. Now, With the opening of the hotel, I guess the management is greedy for some rapid cash. The Weston has a bad reputation for discarding the locals, They were nice when they needed us, but once they get some overseas visitors, they’ll turn their backs on the ones who kept them afloat. We’ll see, hope I’m wrong.

I don’t want to be negative, on this fine Friday morning, so I’ll bid you adieu and say “HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Happy Birthday Queen!

Today is the Queen’s birthday holiday. Her 1st birthday without her husband.

It’s always nice to have a long weekend.

It’s been another good, productive, weekend. Saturday I trimmed the bushes and mowed the yard. It came out well. The yard and bushes look good. Yesterday I started repainting the roof. I got this rubberized roof paint that seems pretty good . I will finish that job today I sure hope, unless I run out of paint.

The weather here has been weird this weekend. Weather report says overcast, but while it’s not really cloudy, (you can see the sun and airplanes and stuff) the sky is white and not blue.

And now for a couple of amusing pictures from yesterday:

Excuse me for waking you up, but would you mind getting up from your nap, getting out of bed, getting dressed and taking us for our walk? We know it’s three hours early but pleeeeese?
Look at those dawgs, getting walked early AGAIN! But will we get our food early? Noooooo! Let’s kill them all!

Have a nice week!

Second Warning

More than a year ago, my mother sent me an article from the newspaper about Chrome and it was time to get rid of it. Now, it’s come up again, in an article I just read. So, I installed Firefox.

II haven’t uninstalled Chrome yet, but I will if Firefox seems OK.

I am glad it’s Friday. It’s been a rainy week and it looks like more of the same for the weekend, but I’m looking forward to it.

Have a good weekend!

Last Day Of May

It was a very good weekend, overall. Went out to dinner Friday with a dozen or so friends. It was really wonderful.

Saturday, mowed the yard. And cleaned. A lot. Found some ancient, 2017 pasta in the pantry. And lots of rice Not expired. I’ll be eating rice forever.

The wife took the dogs overnight Friday night. When she brought them back Saturday morning. I was not really very nice. I don’t like her being uncomfortable and she looked uncomfortable and small Saturday morning. No matter how she treats me or what she does, I never want to be mean to her. I felt bad after she left and later, I apologized on a voicemail. Later still, I invited her out to a “nice” lunch on Sunday. She accepted and we had a good lunch and it was very nice, like old times. I made her laugh. It was odd saying good-bye in the parking lot, I’m used to us to getting in the car and going home like normal. I almost forgot to say good-bye, I took a step towards the car and she didn’t, and I remembered, “Oh yeah”. and it all came flooding back and I felt like bursting out into tears.

I’d rather be angry, sorta, sorta not. Being angry seems more powerful and in-control feeling.

Sunday morning earlier, I went diving. it was a good dive. But it was sunny and clear when we went under and almost completely overcast when we got out. Then it rained, definitely because I mowed the yard.

Below is a video of that my favorite fish, a juvenile Spotted Drum and below that, some other pictures from yesterday.

And now it’s another Monday It’s a holiday in the US, first day of summer.

Have a great week!!!

Yet Another Monday

I was an alright weekend. It was cloudy and windy a lot, but not when it counted. I participated in a 800 meter sea swim 🏊‍♂️ on Saturday and it was sunny. Sunday, because of the wind, a rather large branch fell off one of my trees and I chainsawed it to pieces and threw it in the bush.

And I did a lot of cleaning and ate too much.

And now it’s back to work!

Have a great week!

Parasites Brainwash Grasshoppers Into Suicide

Do not panic, this article is from 2005. But it is kind of terrifying. I saw something similar done to a human in the science documentary Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. They put the parasite in Chekov’s ear and it affected his brain.

Friday! Finally! It’s shaping up to be a nice weekend. Diving Sunday, Early beach morning Saturday.

Yesterday I had a first aid class for work, When I was an active scuba instructor, I was an active first aid instructor for teaching rescue diver. And I was first aid trained as a lifeguard too. A lot has changed in the first aid world over the years.

I hope you have a pleasant weekend!

Glad I’m Not Camping!

Easter weekend in Cayman, many people go camping on the beach. This morning is high winds from the north, and steady rain.

Glad I’m not out there camping. Last year, we weren’t allowed, because of covid. So I guess a lot are this year.

I suppose it will get nice again by the end of the day.

Have a good long weekend!

Mixed Picture Post

Saturday Night Food Fest
George Town Waterfront 360
Sunset in George Town
A rooster who joined us for our Mexican lunch
The cat who lives inside the home center loves my wife and I.
I gave up cigars, and my cigar shop goes out of business.
Cayman Islands Coca Cola Collectors Can

It was a really nice weekend. Saturday we went to buy some flower pots and then out for lunch at a nice Mexican restaurant. In the late afternoon/evening, we went to a Food Fest featuring street food. It was good. I didn’t take enough pictures there though.

Sunday was a nice and quiet day. I loaded up and went to go diving, but the water was too rough and we didn’t go. It was borderline. So I spent the day at home, reading my most recent book, Ready Player Two, sequel to Ready Player One, which I enjoyed very much. Ready Player Two doesn’t have very good reviews, but so far, it seems pretty good to me. I just started it though.

And now it’s Monday again, too quickly. Have a good week!