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One Year Anniversary! Our moving story.

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... but think I will wait till after hurricane season when it's not raining a ton.

We're in hurricane season now and T/S Bertha yesterday dropped some much-needed but comparatively little rain. May and November (both out of hurricane season) are historically the wettest months.

Posted : August 3, 2014 4:10 pm
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I have always wanted a Land Rover, so may I have dibs if you leave? 😉

I learned to sail on an inland lake. When you capsized, you always worried about what creature was going to be there. Here, you can see the bottom at 20+ feet and so the predators can't sneak up on you. LOL

Posted : August 3, 2014 4:54 pm
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Yes, it was scary diving on my boat in the harbor, it was worth it to pay someone and just look it over when I was in the islands.
Sounds good on the Rover, I bought it from my mom almost a year ago and it's only got 100K miles on it and like new so since it's paid for shipping it over if it's close to $1,000 is cheaper than buying a new car and I know what I have, no rust or corrosion and it climbs like a dream with the aluminum engine, just slow when it gets over 55 which I guess there it doesn't do.

Posted : August 3, 2014 8:50 pm
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denver steve, glad you are thinking about bringing your vehicle. many who did not wish they had

Posted : August 4, 2014 12:17 pm
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Yes bring a car BUT not a land rover!! Holy crap. I drive one for our company ride. It's insanely terrible on gas one our hills, which is close to $5 a gallon. $130 to fill that beast. The WORST part is getting parts! We've been waiting for six months for a a new keys only to find that they won't ship here? Um it's just stateside. No clue. So now were in with another place who can hopefully get them. Same for gaskets, and NO ONE will work on rovers here! Trust me, we have a friend who does his best but sell it and get a CRV or rav4 or something. It's really too big too IMO.

Posted : August 4, 2014 10:46 pm
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Oh and the water here is stupid clear. 100ft vis most days boat diving. Here's a vid of a dive for fun last week. Catalina is beautiful but BRRRRRRRRRRR! No wetsuit diving FTW.

It's nice diving for fun vs work lol!

Posted : August 4, 2014 10:50 pm
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aanda, can you get a key from rockauto? i know they ship parts and they are quick

Posted : August 5, 2014 12:04 am
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Great post. Congratulations. I'll be making my 2nd week long PMV in November but you have given me the idea of trying a month long PMV. Would love to find a regular rental or sub lease that the owner knows will be vacant. I could be flexible as to which month I would visit. Guess I'll post in the classifieds soon. Thanks again for sharing your experience.

Posted : August 7, 2014 4:22 pm
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30 year anniversary tomorrow. Good grief. Never had a clue back then that all this time later I'd still be here!

Posted : August 7, 2014 5:01 pm
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You's still does be a tourist OT!
Congrats on surviving and enjoying all dem years.

Posted : August 7, 2014 5:15 pm
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OT -- Congrats on all the years dem.
Interesting article here on Island slang:

Posted : August 7, 2014 5:44 pm
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Nice Video BTW AandA, thanks for sharing.

Posted : August 7, 2014 7:03 pm
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You're welcome on the video - just love the ocean so dang much!!

Congrats OT thats a long time sister.

Posted : August 7, 2014 8:11 pm
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Here's a better one:

Lest we have been away too long and have forgotten the sweet sounds of home, now we have a sample of de-ole V.I. Gloss-a-rie.

Here's a sample:A few I-lan terms dem;

Ant - not a crawling insect, but your muddah's sister.

Bahn - if you was bahn heah, you sitting on top a deh world.

Bile - Waht you do wit bush to mek tea.

Bode - you need a good size piece of bode to mek a table.

Bun - if you put yo han in de fire, you get bun.

Cark - cark up de bottle to keep the smell in.

Chess - You rub you chess wit Vicks

Coat - where you go befoe de judge to get sentence

Done - when you get done eat, you leave de table.

Edeyut - if he wasn't such and edeyut, he would be in school.

Foe - the numba between tree and five.

Fraid - ole time people was fraid of dead, now dey fraid o' living.

Hoewn - He don't respect hoewn Fada.

Hersown - De hair on she head was not hersown at-tall.

Hospittle - The place where sick folks go when de sick and well people keep away so as not to get sick.

Liyah - De man who you pay to defen you in Coat and keep you out of de Fort.

Poke - chops, roast or spareribs.


Cheez 'n Bread - is not a sandwich.

Cooksup - He/she want to get something going (romantically) with that person. I won to "cookups" wit dat won, She done stir me fire!

Reach Me Dat - when ya wantin dem to pass ya sumptin

Da Chilren Dem - the plural of children

It Ain't Nuthin But A Ting Mon... gotta get off de rock... when the island gettin to small for ya

We Be Limin - when ya got nuttin betta ta do...ya hangin out

Mash N'Go - an automatic car

A new brand - when something is brand new

I Going To Come Back - when yo going out for a little while and yo gon be back

For more, Please see:

Posted : August 7, 2014 8:34 pm
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