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February 23, 2007

Update

Today I arranged for the power to be restored -- FINALLY -- to our last condo that was still in need of repair after hurricane Ivan. Once it is rented, we will finally be back on the road to financial recovery. Herb is now back to the photo center full…
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October 4, 2006

Update

The garden is growing by leaps and bounds. The six-foot thatch palm was only a foot high when I planted it after hurricane Ivan. Herb got a bright red Vespa scooter as it was difficult to ride a bike to the new store. But he is feeling fine and we…
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October 12, 2005

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We had a great time, as always, at the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame induction and related events. I am not in the hall of fame, I work for the board of directors. I love meeting the new inductees. I sat and compared legs with the great Capt. Don…
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August 17, 2005

Update

I have accepted the fact that we shall never complete the house after the damage from hurricane Ivan. For example, we don't have towel racks up on the new walls, but we have found some creative ways to hang towels on the door. Our new back French doors were finally…
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March 25, 2005

Update

Herb and I are still living at Sunset House, but our roof at home is finished, and so are the walls. I painted the inside myself with a few helpers. We have all of our appliances and furniture but still await our cabinets (and therefore the sinks). The garden is…
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November 1, 2004

Hurricane Ivan aftermath

The tree here that was behind Herb is on its side but we are hoping to stand it back up. Herb and I are in Florida getting cabinets, furniture, appliances, etc. It is amazing how much damage a few feet of salt water can do when it sits in your…
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August 28, 2004

Update

We are both doing great—Herb is at the weight he wants, and is getting a great new custom made bicycle. The Digital Super course went so well that I am setting up four more for next year. I have been feeling fabulous and we are still staying on our eating…
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January 12, 2004

Update

Wow, a lot has happened since September! First, Herb and I both were granted Cayman Status--that is what they call almost citizenship. It means we can stay without yearly permit applications, but we can't vote. We are still US citizens as well. We went to the underwater film festival in…
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September 30, 2003

Update

Herb is a grandpa—his lovely daughter, Amy, had her first child, a girl, this past August, in New York. He is doing all of the grandpa things like visiting for hours just to hold her and constantly buying little stuffed animals. The Super Course and the Solomon Islands weeks were…