Thursday, May 28, 2009
St. Augustine is becoming one of my favorite places to go on the weekend. Jimmel and I have frequented St. Augustine a few times in the past month, and keep having a great time. Cruising the shops on George Street, stopping by a pub to listen to live music (played by a woman with sideburns that would make Elvis jealous), and ending up at the beach with a few drinks on ice and a sun that is on its way out just makes for a good day. We even stopped by the Conch house one trip and saw the charters come in and show off their catches for the day. The icing on the cake was a small band that asked for suggestions as to how to sing Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville", and ended up playing my request for a reggae version. It was hilarious.
After a few long conversations and considerations, Jimmel and I have decided to rent our home in Jacksonville. Jimmel is so close to completing her degree in broadcast journalism that the better move is for her to get an apartment in Jacksonville and finish her degree as quick as possible. As for me... I have gotten about as many freebies as the Navy is gonna give me (all of the TAD and Leave they have granted me), and it is time for me to start flight school. I class up for the first installment on June 10th. I have my apartment in P-Cola and Jimmel and I are planning on alternating taking the drive to visit one another. After making that drive like 6-7 times already... I am starting to get used to it. I am really excited to get started in flight school, but even more excited about the recent renewed commitment between my wife and I. Here are some pictures of us working in the yard...
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Make sure you shut off ODEO music player (top right)!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Been wanting to mark up the walls in the apartment, and because I was so bored today I worked on this all morning. I am glad with how it came out, not sure what the next one will be.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
This morning I dragged myself out of bed to meet with Father David out in the woods at the Pensacola Rifle and Pistol Club. When I showed up he had a pistol loaded up for me and a target ready. He really went out of his way to hook me up, David is a real cool guy. Anyhow, I got to shoot a .22 revolver pistol in a practice NRA conventional pistol competition. It consisted of firing slow, timed, and rapid fire at 50 and 25 yards. Alot of fun, and yes... I am deadly. Lol, not really- but I did do pretty well for my first time (I was told)... it must be those sick Duck Hunt skills. It was nice to get out and do something different... and it was a great stress reliever. Thanks alot David, I had a great time.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Happy early Mother's Day! I am planning on getting out of dodge for the weekend so I am trying to get all my blog posts in now. ;)
Believe it or not, I personally don't think that I had the best relationship with my Mother or Sisters until recent. About 6 months ago I had a change in my life that made me realize how much family is important. Not only for me, but for everyone. They were there when I needed them, and are still there. Mom, most of all, is so supportive of me and everything that happens in my life. And at the same time, she gives me that gut check when I need one. Thanks for everything Mom, I love you so much. Happy (early) Mother's Day.
Erin- Happy Mother's Day, take care of that beautiful niece of mine.
Ann- Happy Mother's Day, I hope you have a beautiful weekend, thanks for everything.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I gave myself a Hi-5 today... been working on the apartment all weekend and it is starting to come together. Figured if I am going to be here a year or so (probably won't finish before July 2010), then I wanted to be comfortable. The walls are a little crazy, but if you know me at all- you know I dig blue. I'm trying to get my hands on a few more surfboards to put up, but am happy with everything so far.
I met the coolest pastor ever over the weekend. I spoke with him today about some of our life experiences and it turns out he was the equivalent of a Navy Seal for the Australian Navy! He had some sick stories. Anyhow, he invited me out to shoot pistols and drink beer with him on Thursday morning... (my type of pastor), pics to follow soon!