Monday, June 28, 2010

About the Water

The beach here is magic. Take the kids for a couple of hours and bedtime goes so smoothly. No crying or fighting, no last minute begging for drinks of water or the dinner someone didn't finish. Not a single request for just one more tuck-in. Just sweet silence. Whew! I really should take them more often.

No camera today because I was on my own and didn't want to worry about it baking in the sun while I played with the boys. I wish I'd brought it, though, because I'd inadvertently matched the boys' outfits. Wyatt was wearing his dark blue rash guard with red swim trunks, and Oscar had the same colors switched. I get all of our swim gear from Land's End because they hold up so well, so the colors matched, too, despite the size difference. Put the two of them together and they looked like they were color-blocked. I'll have to do it again sometime just for a picture.

I don't need a picture, though, to talk about the water. Wow, I have never gone swimming in an ocean before today that was as warm as bathwater. As summer comes on, the water has been getting warmer, but today was the first time it actually felt warmer than the air when I first stepped into it. Crazy, crazy, and I do get why people love the Caribbean. I think I'm in love myself.

Although, at home, the warm water continues. We no longer have cold water here. In the mornings, it's fairly cool, but by the end of the day, it's more like a choice of hot or not so hot. Also, we have to make sure we leave the toilet seat up or the seat gets damp. The water is so warm inside that it condenses on the lid, which is chilled some by our air conditioning. This was kind of gross the first few times we dealt with it (it doesn't do this in the winter time).

Just a few of the more interesting things about living here.

4 sonar pings:

KC Mom said...

Sign me up...I'll risk the sweaty toilet seat!!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

It all sounds wonderful :)

sues2u2 said...

You must have some serious mold issues if you're not careful, eh?

We went on a Disney cruise to the Bahamas & the water was heavenly. I can understand you're total enjoyment!

Peggy said...

Girl! Pictures, pictures, and more pictures! Remember, I'm living vicariously and I just can't do that without seeing the beautiful paradise you get to call home. :)