Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Take Deb to work
Talk to the accountant again about taxes
Go to Sea Chest Hardware (Pool Supplies)
Get the Propane Bottles for the Grill Refilled
Go To Deliver It and get some dive gear out of storage for a Friend
Go To Cost U Less for Groceries
Go To Home Depot for new Vanity (apartment downstairs)
Install The New Vanity
Get the Mail
Pick Up Deb from Work
I am pretty sure work would be easier.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I'm enjoying the Carnival parade from the sideline. Last minute decision not to walk but to enjoy it as a spectator....maybe next year I'll walk now that I have an idea how it works. UVI's troupe looked great! This is just one of the many entries in the parade.
Friday, April 25, 2008
We're here at the parade and finally got to see the band we've been listening to practice since we moved in the house. They were great. I'm getting myself prepared for tomorrow... I'll probably regret doing it, but what the heck!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Well we are under way to St. Croix. We got up at 5 am and by 5:20 we were heading out to sea. Captain Gary doesn't mess around....when its time to go, its time to go.
It looks like we will only have iPhone pics from this trip. Jay brought the camera, underwater housing, batteries, and charger. But forgot the memory card. So no sailing videos....bummer.
Stay tuned for more.....
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
90z Package of Ham or Turkey (lunch meat) $5.99
Six Lender Soft Bagels $1.99
Gallon of Low Fat 1% Milk $7.39
96oz Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice $7.29
One Dozen Large Eggs $1.95
Sour Cream $2.79
Ripe Bananas 5 about a pound $1.28
Three small vine ripe tomato $3.35
Gallon of Generic Bleach $2.09
Box of Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal $2.87
2 Bars of Dove Soap $4.75
Can of Del Monte Green Beans $1.29
12 Pack of Diet Coke $4.99
It looks like if you were hard up for money you could actually live on Bananas and Eggs as these stand out as the obvious values among the list. I have to say that lunch meat and some of the other staples are significantly cheaper at Cost U Less but sometimes you just don't have the time to take the trip.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Well today we learned an important lesson of pool maintenance. You actually have to do some to keep the pool looking like it supposed to. ;-) Its a little on the green side so I've been adding chemicals and more water and letting the pump run longer than normal and checking the levels and adding more chemicals, you get the picture. We're going to let it rest tonight and check it again tomorrow. Hopefully we can get it back to the pretty blue it was when we first moved in.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
We hadn't posted yet today so I thought I would post a nice beach picture to end your work week. I may start doing this every Friday. One of the forums that we visit has a member that posts a beach pic every Friday and it's a nice way to kick off the weekend so I guess I'll steal his idea.
BTW - most of the good beach pics we have were taken by some VIOL forum members (not us). This one was taken by MBW. So I want to give credit where credit is due. Thanks.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I was one day away from being caught up in the mess. I went in on a Thursday to check it out and pick up the paperwork. I was going to go ahead and pay, but decided to wait until Saturday when I came back for my first workout and that's when I found out that they were closed. Crazy. I would have been soooooooo mad if I had paid and then they closed the next day. So, now I'm exercising at the house and walking around the track at UVI after work until time to pick up Jay. I guess it worked out for the better.
Monday, April 7, 2008
ATLC WATERS FROM PUNTA CADENA TO MOUTH OF RIO GUAJATACA THEN E
BEYOND 100 FATHOMS TO ANEGADA PASSAGE N TO 19.5N BETWEEN 68W AND 64W-
419 AM AST MON APR 7 2008
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS SUBSIDING 6 TO 8 FEET IN
EAST NORTHEAST SWELLS. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET. ISOLATED
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET.
EAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 11 TO 16 KNOTS. SEAS 4 FEET.
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
5 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
EAST SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
EAST WINDS 8 TO 13 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET IN NORTH
NORTHEAST SWELLS. ISOLATED SHOWERS
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Well Jay is at work today so Shaunda and I decided to try the brunch at Hook, Line & Sinker and have their famous Bloody Mary's. Next we are going to walk around downtown and check out the shops. There is only one ship in port so it shouldn't be too crowded.
Last night we went to Bella Blu in Frenchtown for dinner. WOW! That was all we could say with every bite. The food was very good. The prices were middle of the road not over the top expensive but not cheap either. The atmosphere is very cozy and the service was excellent. If you are in St. Thomas looking for a good comfortable place its definitely worth going.
No word on the gym in Nisky so I exercised at the house. I may check in to using the fitness center at the university. Oh well.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Here is the current wind advisory.
weather.gov National Weather ServiceWatches, Warnings & Advisories
Local weather forecast by "City, St" or zip code
High Surf Advisory
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1131 PM AST THU APR 3 2008
SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-NORTH CENTRAL-NORTHWEST-
CULEBRA-VIEQUES-ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN/ADJACENT ISLANDS-ST CROIX-
1131 PM AST THU APR 3 2008
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM AST FRIDAY...
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM AST FRIDAY.
STRONG EAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH WILL
CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH FRIDAY AND WILL GENERATE LARGE
EASTERLY WIND SWELLS WITH PERIOD OF 9 TO 10 SECONDS. THESE WIND
WAVES WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO CREATE BREAKERS OF 6 TO 10 FEET ON
BEACHES WITH NORTHEAST...EAST OR SOUTHEAST EXPOSURE. THEREFORE THE
HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS BEING CONTINUED.
THESE BREAKING WAVES AND STRONG WIND DRIVEN CURRENTS WILL GENERATE
STRONG AND DANGEROUS CURRENTS WITHIN THE SURF ZONE... CALLED RIP
CURRENTS. THESE NARROW OUTWARD FLOWING CURRENTS CAN CARRY PEOPLE AND
ANIMALS AWAY FROM THE COAST LINE AND OUT TO SEA. IF YOU BECOME
CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. CALMLY... REMAIN AFLOAT...
GATHER YOUR BEARINGS RELATIVE TO THE BEACH...AND SWIM PARALLEL TO
THE BEACH. YOU WILL EVENTUALLY LEAVE THE GRIP OF THIS NARROW
CURRENT...AND BE ABLE TO SAFELY SWIM TO SHORE.
LOCAL BEACH GOERS...AND INEXPERIENCED SURFERS AND SWIMMERS ARE URGED
TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER UNTIL THESE HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS
SUBSIDE. PERSONS ON THE BEACH SHOULD BE VIGILANT FOR LARGE BREAKING
WAVES SURGING UPON THE SHORE...WHICH CAN CARRY PEOPLE OF ALL SIZES
INTO THE OCEAN. YOU SHOULD AVOID BEING NEAR THE SHORE LINE AND STAY
OFF OF ROCK FORMATIONS.
THESE SURGING WAVES WILL ALSO CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR BEACH EROSION
DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.
THE TIMES AND HEIGHTS OF THE HIGH TIDE FOR THE FOLLOWING
SAN JUAN HARBOR: 1.3 FEET AT 7:21 AM FRIDAY MORNING
MAGENS BAY ST THOMAS: 0.9 FEET AT 10:38 PM FRIDAY EVENING
CHRISTIANSTED ST CROIX: 0.4 FEET AT 3:44 AM FRIDAY MORNING
PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION
ON THIS DANGEROUS MARINE SITUATION...FROM YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN SAN JUAN.
THIS PRODUCT...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND CLIMATE
INFORMATION...IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SJU
OR AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
604 AM AST THU APR 3 2008
...STRONG AND BROAD SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SINKING SOUTHWARDS
ACROSS THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC WILL MAINTAIN STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS
ACROSS THE REGIONAL WATERS TODAY THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY...
ATLANTIC WATERS NORTHWARD TO 19.5N AND BETWEEN 64N AND 68W FROM
NORTHWEST COAST OF PUERTO RICO AT PUNTA CADENA EASTWARD TO MOUTH
OF RIO GUAJATACA EXTENDING BEYOND 100 FATHOM LINE TO THE ANEGADA
ATLANTIC NEARSHORE WATERS FROM MOUTH OF RIO GUAJATACA EASTWARD TO
CABO SAN JUAN THEN EASTWARD TO CULEBRA ST. THOMAS ST. JOHN AND
ADJACENT ISLANDS OUT TO 100 FATHOM LINE.-
CARIBBEAN WATERS FROM PUNTA VIENTO TO CABO SAN JUAN EXTENDING
SOUTHWARD TO 17N AND EASTWARD TO 64W INCLUDING THE CARIBBEAN
WATERS OF CULEBRA AND VIEQUES AND OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.-
CARIBBEAN WATERS FROM PUNTA VIENTO TO PUNTA MELONES AND THE
WATERS OUTSIDE OF 12 NM FROM PUNTA MELONES TO PUNTA CADENA
EXTENDING SOUTHWARD OF TO 17N AND WESTWARD TO 68W-
604 AM AST THU APR 3 2008
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM AST FRIDAY...
ALSO...A HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE NORTHERN AND
SOUTHEASTERN COASTS OF PUERTO RICO AND NORTHERN COASTS OF THE U.S.
VIRGIN ISLANDS UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING.
A 1030 MB SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC
THIS MORNING... WILL SLOWLY SINK SOUTHWARDS TODAY. THIS HIGH WILL
CONTINUE TO INDUCE A FRESH TO STRONG TRADE WIND FLOW AND HAZARDOUS
SEAS ACROSS THE REGIONAL WATERS THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY. LONG
PERIOD NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS WILL AFFECT THE REGIONAL WATERS
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK AND GRADUALLY DIMINISH ON SATURDAY.
MARINE CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN VERY ROUGH AND CHAOTIC...IN A
COMBINATION OF EAST NORTHEAST WIND WAVES...AND EAST NORTHEAST AND
NORTHEAST SWELLS. EASTERLY TRADE WINDS OF 20 TO 25 KNOTS ACROSS
MOST OF THE LOCAL WATERS WILL MAINTAIN HIGH SEAS...AND STRONG
LITTORAL CURRENTS ALONG THE COAST LINES. MODERATE TO LARGE
BREAKING WAVES ALONG THE LOCAL REEFS...SHOALS...AND BEACHES WILL
COMBINE WITH THE STRONG CURRENTS TO MAKE FOR VERY HAZARDOUS SURF
CONDITIONS THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY.
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 22 TO 33 KNOTS
AND/OR SEAS OF 7 FEET OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED
MARINERS... ESPECIALLY THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD
AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE CONDITIONS.