Well since today is a holiday, Silvia and I decided to run over to
Magens Bay beach for a couple hours. We're going out later tonight for
Halloween at Tickles so stay tuned for more pics!!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
We cleaned up the debris in the driveway and got the pool cleaned so we decided to go chill at Smith Bay (Lindquist). Some of the local beaches are closed due to storm drainage. They are afraid there could be pollutants in the water and want to make sure its clean before people get in. Magens Bay is closed due to the back water swamp guts breaking and it let all the backwater into the bay the water is all brown and yucky. But this beach had no drainage so its good to go. Its just beautiful!!
Story on St. John Tradewinds
Story on St. Thomas Source
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Jay and I are out running around checking things out. Everything looks unharmed, no destruction, which is awesome. Of course we were just on the main roads so there could be issues in some of the low lying areas. We stopped by Tickles but they were closed so we headed over to Hook, Line & Sinker. They are open and business is hoping. Talking to some of the locals and people on the north and west end never even saw any wind nor lost power. I guess with us being up the hill facing south we were just in the right ( or I guess wrong ) place for this particular storm. I'm just glad St. Thomas came thru this unharmed. :-)
Put all the plants back and clean out the studio apartment. A little water got in through the window. It doesn't have storm shutters like the other windows. But not bad at all.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
2004 – Tropical Storm Jeanne
1999 – Hurricane Lenny - Cat 4, VI encountered tropical storm winds
1998 – Hurricane Georges - Cat 2
1996 – Hurricane Bertha - Cat 1
1995 – Hurricane Marilyn - Cat 2, near 3, direct hit
1995 – Hurricane Luis - Cat 4, VI encounted tropical storm winds
1989 – Hurricane Hugo - Cat 5
1984 – Tropical Storm Klaus
1979 – Hurricane Frederic
1979 – Hurricane David
National Hurricane Center Archive
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We came home last night after work and closed the storm shutters on the house just in case.
Monday, October 13, 2008
As you can see by the Weather Channel graphic we also have a tropical system kinda parked just south of us that is producing heavy winds and rain. We also have a late season tropical storm Nana out in the Atlantic hanging out so I guess we aren't out of the woods yet for fall tropical weather.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
So she had to go to the doctor and have an exam and some paperwork filled out. You have to be in good shape to drive here as it is a contact sport. Then she has to go this morning and take the written test, which is only given on certain days from 8:00 to 10:00. Then assuming she passes she will have to go back on a different day and take the driving test. Since she hasn't bought a car yet she has to pay a driving instructor for the use of his DMV approved car to take the test.
I am so glad we went the other route and we will keep everyone posted on how it goes.
Here is the list on getting a drivers license if you don't have a valid state license:
1. Go to DMV to pick up a medical form, pay $2. Also, pick up the license application.
2. Have a medical and eye exam, pay for visit, have doctor fill out medical form.
3. Have two passport pics made, not sure of cost (they don't really need these because they use a digital camera to take your pic for the license but because it hasn't been taken off the list, you still have to bring them.
4. Come back to DMV Mondy thru Friday from 8:00-10:00 am to take the written test, pay $10. Make sure to bring your medical form, completed application, passport pics, passport, birth certificate, SS card.
5. If you pass the test, pay $8 for learners permit and make appointment for road test.
6. Come back for road test on your appt time. If you don't have a car, you can use the driving school car for a fee (not sure of this yet).
7. If you pass the road test, pay $35 for your license.
So the lesson is, if you are coming to VI and you have a us drivers license, DO NOT let it expire. Renew it in the states so that when you come here all you have to do is turn it in, pay the fee, and get a VI license. Simple as that.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
We finished with our chores for the day so we headed out to Lindquist Beach in Smith Bay. We have not been to this beach before so this is a treat. Its very beautiful, Not crowded, very relaxing. This may change in the future slightly. Magens Bay Authority is taking over the
managemnent of the property and will be adding facilities soon. Its definitely worth checking out.
I snuck up on the roof to get a pick of Jay working. The view from up there is amazing. I should have stayed in the house because now he wants me to come up and help! :-( I guess I can do that so that we can get the first part done quickly and still maybe have some time to go to the beach afterwards. :-)
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Well out doing some chores today .... Cost-u-Less, Home Depot, etc. And thought we would try this cafe that is right next to Cost-u-Less. I've been told by serveral people its a cool little place to grab a quick bite to eat and soak up some a/c while using their free wifi.