Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Hello, How's everybody doin?
Welcome to all my new readers and followers.
Captain John and I would like to take a minute to thank you all for your sweet comments, links, and love that you are sending our way. As the Captain said on Sunday, it gives us more strength than you will ever know. The above picture is of The Biloxi Lighthouse. You may remember the pictures of it from Hurricane Katrina days. It has long been our sign of strength, here on these beaches. It stands for all of our hard work, and our commitment to always bounce back, no matter had bad it is. It is also, literally what brings both My Captain, and the many others home.
We've been working hard doing what we can do. Our days are some of the longest we've seen in awhile. I'm thinking the Captain is changing clothes 12 times a day, but I am trying to be as supportive as possible. The laundry is overwhelming, and being on standby 24/7 is exhausting. We pack the clothes, then he goes through them in a hurry flings them everywhere, wears them, and I wash them AGAIN, and then repack them. Next day, same game. Keeping the marine electronics charged (including the never ending search for which bag he put the freaking charger in) alone is a full time job, coolers washed cleaned and packed, another daunting task. I always try to make sure he has a good meal in him, it could be a long time till his next meal if he hits the water, so I worry. Incidentally, let me share a bit of wisdom with you. No matter how oily the clothes are, never ever under any circumstances put even one little tiny drop of Dawn in the washing machine. Do. not. do.it.
We are going to try and squeeze a post in tonight, would you believe he's been on the phone with engineers from BP today. He has an idea, I know, so does everyone else, but we are surprised how welcoming about the idea they are, and how many people express sincere interest. You know how many phone calls they must receive each day of this nature?
We also have some concerns that the dispersant and oil is evaporating into our air, and our typical afternoon showers are raining it back down on our shoreline communities. Rain puddles usually don't have an oily rainbow sheen to them. They do in our yard, and the surrounding neighborhood.
Did you see up there by my Twitter button that Captain John has his own Twitter page now. You can also click HERE to follow him. It's just easier that way, as I still want to talk a little about fashion, shoes, and the CMT awards tomorrow night. I love that picture of the Captain's wheel. Great click.
Many, many, years ago, I guess maybe 20-25, as a young girl on the beach, I met surfer dude just hanging out on a hot summer day, on MY beach. He was about my age, and really the only thing I remember about this day is the odd question that he asked me.
He said, "What's your favorite quote?" I felt embarrassed that I didn't have one. He shared this one with me that day, and started a spark that has lasted. It took me forever to find this, but I just had to today.
If you like to have the bigger version, just email me, I'll shoot it over to you, as quick as I can.
Just to remind you, please buy BP gas if at all possible, 60,000 franchise operators are struggling due to something they have no control over, but simply due to the sign in the parking lots of their livelihoods. As unfair to them, as to us, besides we desperately need BP to have enough funds to get us out of this mess they created. Our lives depend on it, Thank You!
We'll talk again soon!
We love you all,
Captain John and His Bumpkin On A Swing.