Bermuda Vacation 2011: Last Day in Paradise

What do you do when you have 24 hours left in paradise?  Do you just sit in one place and try to slow the clock or do you run at full speed and absorb all you can?  We just weren’t sure what to do.

We had a good rain overnight, the humidity was really high but the skies were clearing very nicely. So, all in all, it looked like a “go” day.

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Bermuda Vacation 2011: Fancy That!

Another great day!  I think we’ve come up with a great plan for the perfect vacation…it’s called RELAXING!  No worries…no schedules…no cooking…no cleaning…!  Ahhhh.  Is this how all the other people have been doing it all along?  Why didn’t someone tell me!

It was my running day so we started at the beach. The wind was really strong and the waves were big again.  With the rough surf comes seaweed…about a ton of it!  It had blown so much overnight that the beach had little dunes over by the beach house.  We stayed down at the beach just enjoying the waves and rough surf.  There weren’t lots of people there which is just my cup of tea.

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Bermuda Vacation 2011: Storms are Brewing

Today was the day to go to town.  The skies have gotten dark and something is coming…not sure what but knowing our luck it’s a huge pile of rain! So, we thought we better scoot off to town now rather than tomorrow.

Tami & Mark stayed home and went to the beach.  They’re getting awfully brave.  They drove the moped to town all by themselves at noon to meet us for lunch.  I think they’re getting the hang of it! I believe I heard Tami say, “I think we need about 3 weeks.”  That’s what I always say!  It’s a 3 week minimum…it takes me one week just to get over the fact that I’m really here!  The 2nd week I’m really having a good time.  By the 3rd week, I’m ready to move in permanently!  That’s usually when the voice-of-reason tells me to pack up and go back to Oklahoma.  I hate when he does that. Continue reading

Bermuda Vacation 2011: The Perfect Day

This was truly the best day by far.  I’m not bragging because it’s Darin’s birthday…it simply was a great day.  The weather was perfect. The beach was perfect.  The boating was perfect.  The meals were perfect. The company was perfect.

We’re going to totally forget the fact that I had to run on the sandy beach at high tide. I lived…it was touch-and-go at times, but I lived.

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Bermuda Vacation 2011: Love on the Rocks


Paradise isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.  Sometimes it can get a little rocky.  It’s all part of what makes us strong!  Today we had a few rocks.

I started the morning bright and early with my “walk”.  Since I’ve been banned from the Railway Trail without my personal body guards (Jesse & Brock), I walked up and down the hill to the house (and up and down and up and down). Actually I went up and down the front hill twice and the back hill 3 times.  It was only 2 miles but it was that stupid hill (I know…I’m not supposed say stupid!  I owe you $0.25). Maybe it’s my problem with the altitude…maybe my blood isn’t used to sea level yet?  Can I possibly be suffering from low altitude sickness? Continue reading

Bermuda Vacation 2011: Day 2 in Paradise

Those are some happy “pigs”!  You have no idea how happy your feet can be when they’re in that soft white sand…ah, paradise. Continue reading

Bermuda Vacation 2010: Day 18 – Back Home

Now THAT's what I call hurricane damage...!!

I had no idea that hurricane damage would reach as far as Oklahoma!  Wow…did you see that pile of stuff!  It took me ALL day to  get clean clothes in their proper place, dirty clothes through the washer, suitcases stored away and the mail sorted through.  I’m almost sure that Igor came home in one of those suitcases….it was devastating.

But, back to reality we are…our biological clocks are still on Bermuda time..waking at 5:30 a.m. to figure out that we’re up too early!

Back on “the rock”, Mom & Tim finally have power.  Belco arrived Thursday afternoon around 4:45 p.m. to start repairs and by 8:00 p.m. they had electricity again.

In the meantime, The Royal Gazette called Mom wanting to interview her for an article about her power outage.  Remember that Darin had called Belco telling them a “senior citizen with a handicapped son” needed power.  Well, Tina posted a similar comment on Facebook that got picked up by The Royal Gazette and the next thing we know Mom’s being interviewed for a story and they’re asking to use a picture of the kids off the Blog!

Mom was already in the newspaper once this week.  Although they incorrectly spelled her name, she was featured in an article complaining about the bus service being suspended on Tuesday.

This is getting interesting!!

Back home, we’re just trying to stay out of trouble.  Braeden & Brock had an orthodontist appointment to get their braces ready for their upcoming surgery.  They’ll have their wisdom teeth extracted in October and then their jaw surgery in December.  Jacob had a broken retainer, so that took time to address.  Jesse had mowing to do…lots of mowing.  Ian had some fishing to do (I know..tough life) so we went to the bait shop and bought some worms and some minnows.  He didn’t catch anything but it’s always fun to talk about the ones that got away.  Ali, well, she’s just happy to be home to ride her bike and play with her toys.

I’m off to work tomorrow.  We have a couple of surgeries scheduled so I’m diving back in hand-first!  That was funny….hand-first!  I just thought of that.

Darin is meeting a mason later today to discuss the new tile for our new addition.  If all goes well, we might be moved into our new portion of the house in   4-6 weeks!  That is good news.

Ruthie…she’s good.  The horses are good. The goats are good.  The chickens are good and laying lots of eggs.  The donkey is good.  The cats are good.  I’m thinking we’re all just pretty good.