Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Happy Halloween from St. Thomas. Looney Bien is having a little pumpkin carving contest so of course the pumpkin we picked was totally rotten inside and it smelled soooo bad we had to carve the poison face lol. I guess the pumpkins had to travel from distance lands and rotted somewhere along the way.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Pic

Friday Pic, originally uploaded by captainjay.

TGIF! Wow, what a crazy week. Sooooo glad it's Friday. We haven't been to the beach for quite awhile so I'm sharing a pic of my favorite little island and our beautiful view.

This weekend weather is not looking so good. There's a little storm out there brewing that may pass by here this weekend sometime. It may not become an actual TS by the time it reaches here but it's supposed to drop lots of rain, which the island needs. So we'll probably be hanging out at the house on Sunday. The Family Resource Center is supposed to be having a Sunday Beach at Magen's bay this Sunday 14th from 11am to 6pm. I was thinking about going but not if the weather is going to be that bad. So we'll see.

The boat is still out of the water. We pulled it before going on vacation and had the bottom pressure sprayed. Then last weekend Jay and another guy prepped and bottom painted it and Jay buffed the sides. It looks good and ready to go back in the water. We were hoping maybe this weekend but that doesn't look like that's going to happen. The water has been so flat out, perfect power boat conditions. So hopefully we'll get back out on the water soon.

Also want to say Happy Birthday to my sister. She's turning the big "4-0" so I just had to throw that out there! Lol Have fun at the beach sis :-)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Getting caught up

Getting caught up, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Well after our fun vacay off the rock, we're finally getting back into the routine of work, sleep, and island fun. The weather has been awesome and the water is flat calm out right now. The boat has been out of the water for the "season" or we would be out on it right now. Jay and Squeeks just finished buffing and bottom painting so it should go back in the water this week.

I can't wait for the Christmas winds to start because it's been so hot at the house and WAPA is killing us. It's getting ready to go up 19% so that'll be fun paying that bill. But as soon as the winds are back then it's time to open the windows and turn off the a/c.

The boats start coming back next week to CYOA so lots of activity will be going on in Frenchtown. Lots of projects at UVI as well. Busy busy.

Bought a new laptop while we were stateside and rebuilt the old laptop to use with the new Neat desk scanner I got at Office Max. The old laptop was dying so jay did a system restore and wiped it clean. It's much better and I'm glad to have a dedicated machine to the scanner so hopefully I can get more organized. That's one thing that's been lacking since moving here, island time got me I guess lol.

The questions that were most frequently asked while we were in the states: are you really as happy as you seem, is it really as beautiful as your pics are, are you staying long term, don't you miss your friends and family, do you love it... And the answer was always YES :-)

Fund raiser for Breast Cancer

Fund raiser for Breast Cancer, originally uploaded by captainjay.

It's breast cancer awareness month so it's time for Betsy's Bar annual fund raiser for Breast Cancer. Every year the Red Hat society teams up with Betsy's bar for a fun fund raiser. They decorate bras for display and everyone donates a dollar to their favorite design. All proceeds go to the Cancer Support VI. Of course my vote went to the disco bra! It's a great cause so if you're on island make sure to stop by and vote and support this local charity.

Internet Speed test

Internet Speed test, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Did a little internet speed test while I was in WV. The pic on the left is the wifi at my sisters house in WV and the pic on the right is the wifi speed at our place in STT. Absolutely nutz! And we pay top dollar for that stupid speed. Thanks Choice. Oh well, the price we pay for paradise :-)