Back[hoe] At It

St. Thomas, USVI – Day 20

I was on the backhoe again this morning, and yes, it’s still beeping. I actually remembered to bring my headphones this time so at least I could drown it out a little better than with just ear plugs. I cleared out one pile and went to start on another, but we didn’t take much of the second one as it was full of junk and debris. Not exactly what you want when you’re trying to build a road and paths. Hopefully we can get some more rock from the local contractor. Continue reading “Back[hoe] At It”

Red Horse’s Day Off

St. Thomas, USVI – Day 18

I love Ferris Buler’s Day Off as much as the next guy, but let’s be honest, he does exhibit some low level psychopathy. In fact, in an earlier version of the film he actually cons his father into revealing where he’s stashed some savings bonds, breaks into the lock box, and steals them to fund said day off. Really glad they cut that scene. Would have made the film a lot darker.

Our day off had significantly less museums and sausage kings. But it was still a day off. Continue reading “Red Horse’s Day Off”

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

St. Thomas, USVI – Day 14

It is bright here. Like insanely bright. St. Thomas sits 18.3° north of the equator. For reference Cleveland sits at 41.5°N. So that’s about 23° further south than I’m used to being. Going from the much darker tents to outside actually hurts if you’re not wearing sunglasses. Continue reading “Shine Bright Like a Diamond”