Figured I would stop by..

Heck, it’s my blog, I better stop by! I am the victim of one thing leading to another this week.  Here’s a quick run down (not excuses)!

  • Friday – worked from home,  went to Buckalew’s on LBI for dinner. St. Patrick’s Day nonsense. Food was ok. This was our first time on LBI since Sandy.  The island seemed quieter than normal.
  • Saturday – worked on FAFSA’s for the two college children, completed them.  Crappy weather. Made home-made fish n chips after my DW told me to stop looking for a restaurant that would cook them since I like mine the best.
  • Sunday – groceries, cooked mussels with white wine sauce for lunch and Guinness Irish stew for dinner. My family are not big corned beef eaters. Sunday was St. patrick’s Day.
  • Monday – worked, played lacrosse. I did not score any goals. The goalie had my number that night. He stopped three-point blank shots of mine.
  • Tuesday – worked, adult school yoga. We had our first Rita’s of the season.
  • Wednesday – dinner with DS1 since my DW was working at the Men’s Health Night at her hospital. We stopped by on our way home form the bar (restaurant) to say hello. First day of Spring.
  • Thursday – today, worked and cooked dinner. My DW had a union meeting at 5 pm today.  Today would have been my mothers birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom!

Kids, hmmm…  DS1 worked. DS2 and DS3 continue to pursue their educations (right boys?).  Nothing really special this week. DS2 won some cologne in a raffle at his school. He bought tickets thinking it was perfume for his girlfriend.  I guess it is, in a way…

Pictures,  click here to see pictures from Men’s Health Night. Click here to see pictures from my trip to Pt. Pleasant Beach today.  There will be a few from each set below.  Enjoy!

Namaste

You’ve seen the devastation now..

That would be on the sign that I would paint next to my painfully empty restaurant in Point Pleasant Beach. The entire sign would read:

You’ve see the devastation –

Taken your pictures –

Now spend some money

before you leave!

Thank You!

That was me today, gawking at the devastation and spending some money.  I work about ten minutes from Point Pleasant Beach. The boardwalk here was (is) dominated by Jenkinsons and  Martel’s Tiki Bar. It looks like a lot of the Jenkinsons property (from the road) is fairly ok. I did not go up to the boardwalk. Most of the ocean side of Ocean Ave was blocked off.

I ate lunch at Perk’s Cafe on Ocean Ave. When I walked into the restaurant at 1:20 pm, I made a total of two customers in the business. I know it’s the off-season and there was a hurricane, but how can a business survive like that?  While I was eating a group of construction workers came in and ate lunch. I think that is a hopeful sign.

After I left the business I shot this video driving north on Ocean Ave up to the Manasquan Inlet.   Enough said.

Three weeks down, the rest of eternity to rebuild.

Namaste