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May 29, 2019 - Key West pictures from April 2019 Part One

I didn't get enough last month. This month I went to the city museum and the Wreckers' museum on my own and finally got the seafood pot pie at Little Pearl. This is only the beginning of April. I don't have enough picture allowance to put all of April up. This does cover the museum type stuff. So, I will have to wait a month to finish our Key West adventure in pictures. Stay tuned for April 2019 Part Two with parasailing and boating pictures.

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May 29, 2019 - Key West Pictures from March

A lot of these pictures are of my trip into Key West alone to see all of the things Margie had no interest in. On one of our early trips into Key West we happened onto a sculpture park with about two dozen busts and descriptions of the influential people in Key West's history. I could feel Margie cringe when I began to look at them. It was decided then that I would come down some day on my own to see the historical parts of Key west and take the tours. So, on March 27th I toured the Key West Lighthouse, The Little White House, Ernest...

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May 28, 2019 - Pictures from February 2019 in Key west

Some background on some of these pictures: We were checking batteries on day and noticed that the ones in Margie's cart had slid off a support member and had partially fallen through the battery area. I had to left them up and but them back where they belonged. A fellow who was renting a site had to leave early. I had talked to him and helped him a few times while he was there. He told me that he had ordered a small 12 volt air compressor online the previous evening. He told me that when it arrived I could keep it for myself. We couldn't...

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May 28, 2019 - Pictures in Key West from the month of January 2019

A little something a bout a few of these pictures: The soccer field where the police horse was, is the one we crossed most of the time we went into Key West to catch the free Duval Loop bus from the free parking lot we parked in. The picture of the mirror I put on the golf cart reminded me of one of the things I liked about our job in Key West. The boss would from time to time buy or order things and just put them in the maintenance trailer. He would rarely ask you to do anything with them but also never questioned you if you decided to...

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Apr 28, 2019 - Key West-Week 32-Parasailing or My Resort My Rules or This is the Life

Week 32 4/22-28 Monday 22 A motor home came in today that had advertising painted on it for an online Real Estate company called Beamanbuyland.com (Be A Man Buy Land). The driver of it already had snap on covers to go over them and put them on without being asked. Wednesday 24 Today we went parasailing. This was my first time and Margie’s second time. It was pretty cool and better than I expected. There were about 11 people on the boat. Three guys went up together followed by the four couples, two people at a time. The man in the older...

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Apr 21, 2019 - Key West-Week 31-If a Switch Says DO NOT TURN OFF, what Should you do?

Week 31 4/15-21 Monday 15 We helped an owner put a boat in his storage trailer. That was interesting, since it just barely fit in the trailer. We had to push it to the point where the cable from the winch inside the trailer could be attached and take over pulling while we just guided it. Tuesday 16 We went out with the owner in his boat. He showed us several areas including taking us out to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. All of the waterways around here are connected to the gulf or the ocean but they don’t really consider all areas the...

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Apr 14, 2019 - Key West-Week 30-Key West Was the Richest City in the United States

Week 30 4/8-14 Monday 4/8 We each got $20 from one of the lot owners through the manager. Tuesday 4/9 Today I went to The Shipwreck Museum and the Key West Art and Historical Society Museum. Of course I parked at the free parking lot and rode the bus. I got more positive comments about my hat and gave the couple pins and a pen. I gave them one Women for Trump pin and she was pretty happy about it. I told the guy I wasn’t judging and he could have either one. He said no, only a Democrat or Socialist would be that confused. He asked me what...

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Apr 7, 2019 - Key West-Week 29-So that's where you draw the line

Monday 4/1 I got another $20 tip today. Wednesday When we went into Key West today I stopped at a Capital Bank to cash the check that the kayak guy gave me. I went to Capital because that was the bank it was written on. However, since I didn’t have an account there it cost me $3 to cash it. That is why I don’t like banks and have only dealt with credit unions for over 30 years. Banks want to charge fees for everything. If I write someone a check on my account they should not have to pay a fee to cash it. That’s not that much different than...

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Mar 31, 2019 - Key West-Week 28-Just a Paper Cut

Week 28 3/25-31 Monday 3/25 The boss has been looking to hire a fulltime employee for a while. Well, he finally found someone and he started today. This is someone local for a permanent position. Tuesday 3/26 We went shopping today along with a stop at the Salvation Army. I have plans to do some sightseeing on my own this week and there is a restaurant near some of the places I want to go. However, we decided to go out early and have breakfast there today. It is called the Moondog Café. Margie had the Moondog Burger with fries. I had the...

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Mar 24, 2019 - Key West-Week 27-NO MINIMUM WAGE!

Monday Believe it or not I got $5 tip today. Margie and I had both been in a site today and when I was putting someone in it I found a small bird’s egg laying on the floor. I don’t know where it came from. I trimmed the palms in the lot the renter asked me to do when I was leaving last night for corned beef and cabbage. So, I also gave him Trump pins and a Trump pen since he liked my Trump hat. Tuesday I mailed my tax returns to Arizona and Illinois today. I do my taxes on a website called FreeTax USA and I think I had to mail these two...

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Mar 20, 2019 - Key West FL

I checked the website the other day and a surprising number of you have been looking there to see if there has been an update so since there is a glimmer of interest I guess I will have to start getting back in the swing of things. As we get ready to get this show back on the road, here is what we have been doing during our winter – as if there is one in South FL – break. We have been busy; but not doing much that is all that journal-worthy. Of course I bet that those of you that we have seen over the last couple months would disagree that...

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Mar 17, 2019 - Key West-Week 26-Thank God for a Hard Head

This is some stuff I may have forgotten or just thought I’d expand on: I don’t remember how much I said about getting my mail forwarded to me back in January, but I was looking at the receipt and saw that having my mail forwarded cost me $12.60 in postage. However, I had the mail forwarded then because it was also time to renew my mailbox. Although, I should have waited because I needed to have it forwarded again the following month in order to do my taxes. The renewal cost me $240 for 12 months. I use a UPS store in the St. Louis, Missouri...

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