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Debt free empty nesters...ready to stretch our wings. Life is good and we plan on making it even better. This blog is mostly about our trips to Vieques Puerto Rico, with a few odds and ends thrown in about our life after the mortgage.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Thoreauvian Living....

Ran across this video which is the epitome of what Lorrie and I have talked about building back at the point and I emphasize "just talked." We're also talking about a house in Vieques too. We do a lot of talking, in case you haven't noticed.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

International Luxury Cabana Market....

I was perusing some real estate listings on youtube this evening and came across this super deluxe home for sale in Martineau. I was watching the video checking out how nice the place was (knowing full well it's way, way, way out of our reach) when the video cut to a shot of Playa Plata and panned across the beach. When they panned to the right guess what they got a nice video of? My cabana...complete with it's little flag waving in the wind. Lorrie and I just laughed. Looks like my structure made the Coldwell Banker International Luxury market. You can see it at 7:40 in the video and by the looks of the approaching storm in the video the camera-person might have made use of our little place.




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Monday, April 9, 2012

Clear Blue Sky....



Today was one of those gifts we are given and anyone unable to get out-of-doors to take it in is missing  what it is to be alive. Yeah...I know...but it really was an absolute perfect day today. The dogwoods are just about peak here and everything is so very green. Lorrie and I spent yesterday and today working around the property. Gotta get it all done...why...I don't know.  I've been pruning trees and getting everything ready for the growing season. There's been spraying, fertilizing, re-potting plants, re-potting cactus. Ouch...




The weather this spring has been so warm and dry that we've been able to get ahead of the game and have nearly gotten all of our landscaping (including the prairie grass fields) prepared.



This afternoon was so nice that I suggested to Lorrie that we stop and head on over to the point. I told her I would grab the hammocks if she would grab some wine.   Before I could round up the hammocks she was gone...already over there.




We have some oak trees  that we use to hang the hammocks from. I bought the hammocks a number of years ago. They're  called "hammock in a bag". I can't remember where I got them from, somewhere on sale I think. Anyway...it's a real pleasure whenever we take the time to enjoy them. Today was one of those days. We stayed over there till nearly dark...even had a fire later in the evening.   I shot some video of it, what a great time:







I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau