I Am Not Dead

There has been too much going on in the last week to grasp in words. This trip will have to be digested over the next several weeks and carefully belched back at you.

We made it back safely home last night. There was a grand reunion with the dogs and the customary “peeing on the deck in excitement” by Haley.

Normally I have some quiet time in the morning in which I collect my thoughts to share on my blog and have time to read my favorite blogs. I didn’t have this quiet time luxury down on the last trip to the island since we were sharing a house with 4 other couples. So I decided to forgo blogging until I got back home.

This group we traveled with was one of the most compatible groups ever. We had fun and mutual respect for each other. I met some new friends and got reacquainted with some old friends.

I also found a new word that I love to say and rarely use. The term viscosity came up more than once when discussing blending biodiesel with Michael.

Michael and Terry were the perfect hosts for many events. Michael made sure that we were all well hydrated with local spirits on many occasions. They carved time from their workweek to show us why they love the island so much.

We got to see the improvements Michael and Terry have made to their home. In many ways their home reminds me of an island version of my house. There is a lot of love there and fuzzy dog and cat faces like my home. And damn it, Michael’s deck is now bigger than mine.

I admire Terry’s attitude for living. I learn more about her on each visit.

It is good to be home. I slept so good in my bed last night and my coffee with my sweet and low and canned milk is nirvana to me. I can’t do real sugar and half and half and not consider that roughing it.

Today I will rest, unpack and buy some groceries.

11 comments:

Michael said...

You'd like my coffee - but its not nirvana to me - evaporated milk and Splenda™ (pronounced "splendar"). I like the splenda, but prefer half and half.

Glad you had a good time and made it home safe and sound. Already looking forward to the next time you, Wgigi, and the new St. Croix Converts make an appearance.

TerryC said...

Digest and carefully belch... hmmm, sounds like we're in for a treat!

You also said "gymnasium" once or twice while you were here. Your Daddy didn't waste his money on your schooling. You done good!

We had fun! Y'all are great company.

Well, I've gotta go now, and I'll shut the dohwer behind me ;)!

Reggie said...

I just let Duke out the back dohwer.

You should have heard Gigi on the plane talking to some yankee types. They were doing a crossword out loud and Gigi told them the answer to a barnyard fowl was a heyen (hen). I had to translate.

terri said...

I'm glad you made it back safely. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to hear all about it. (I can already tell there was some fun being had over others' accents!)

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

did you pee on the deck too

Jay said...

No matter how awesome the place you vacation at is, it's always nice to get back home and pee on your own deck .. er ... sleep in your own bed.

Reggie said...

No, just Haley peed on the deck.

Hey Jay man, I'm glad you are alive. We saw your area was hit hard by the storms.

bonnie said...

Hi Reggie, Gigi- so glad we had a chance to put the faces to the names. Twas fun sharing the Greek dinner with you. Loved your post of the heyen translation! See you next time. Tell Judy HI and I loved her paintings.

Reggie said...

It was a pleasure meeting you both. I love meeting blog people and I will see you guys again.

Judy enjoyed so much talking to you about art, subjects, etc.

We will be back late spring to early fall.

Jahooni said...

Jay... are YOU KIDDING ME? Do you see these pics and then look at the barn, dirt roads, horses, dogs, jeep, nice house.... fresh air....

Yah, what is the big deal about the place??? ;-)

Mason said...

Wow, that is a really funny picture with the guy and the airplane.