16
JAN
2012

Reason Number 42 To Buy A House in Vieques

Because it does not snow there!
14
JAN
2012
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We Had His Nuts Cut Off!

I am going to go backwards in time to the day of our closing on the house in late October of last year to relay this story.  For those that have been following since the beginning of this blog, you will recall that Laurel and I bought the house without actually ever being able to get
11
JAN
2012

Canada is a Country – Not a Person!

Here I am back in cold Canada getting back to work…(four more years…four more years) but still dealing with at least one daily call to Vieques.  Long distant renovations are not for the faint of heart. Laurel and I reside in Ottawa but I spend much of the work week in Toro
10
JAN
2012

Top Ten Reasons Why Not To Visit Vieques

As we make slow and steady progress on our house renovations, we have had inquiries from friends about renting the house.  The easy answer now is the house will not be ready for another 10 or 11 months.  These inquiries have got me thinking about who might want to rent our house, or a
08
JAN
2012

NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA ROCK LOBSTER!

This post’s title was based on the late B-52’s hit from the late 1970’s.  Man, were music videos lame back then. The Rompeolas (SPANISH FOR BREAKWATER) or Mosquito Pier is a mile-long road leading out into the ocean.  It was originally started by the U.S. military an
07
JAN
2012

Small Town Anywhere

I am coming to the realization that one of the reasons Laurel and I love Vieques so much is because we both grew up in small towns in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.  Both of our home towns have roughly the same population of the entire population of Vieques.  If you have ever spent any
06
JAN
2012

Vieques Reindeer

This will probably be my last Christmas post as we are now several days into 2012.  It would have been nice if I could have posted these from Vieques but we were short of time plus we have yet to install Internet at the house.  That reminds me of one more thing to do before our return
05
JAN
2012

Horsing around at Sun Bay

We spent our first day at the beach at Sun Bay.  It is not one of our favorite beaches but is a great crescent-shaped beach that usually has many wild horses at it.  Having been to Vieques four times now you would think that we would be getting used to them.  They add to the charm of
01
JAN
2012

Our Vieques Christmas Ended Better Than It Began – Smoke in the Cockpit

We are now back in Snowy Ottawa Canada.  It turned out we did have a white Christmas with snow falling on Christmas Day…  It will now be with us for another four months.  In future posts I will bring you up to speed with the renovations on our new house.  I write this is I stare
19
DEC
2011

The Vieques Vortex

Knowing our Son In Law arrived at Vieques yesterday gave us confidence that the house might be somewhat habitable when we arrive on Thursday of this week.  Costa Rica was true to his word and picked him up at the airport,  but instead of heading directly to the house, he took him to a