So basically we are working and working a lot. We are full of mixed emotions about it. On one had it’s so good to be making a little extra in our typical “dry” season but on the other hand we are dying to explore this beautiful area. Most of the time we end up working opposite shifts. I go in from 7am-4pm and Jordan works from 4pm-close. Our only opportunity to hang out is at 11pm every night. I have basically given up on sleep. If I ever want to see Jordan I have to stay up late and then hope to catch a nap after work while he is working.
We also haven’t had any days off together yet so we both requested a few days off at the beginning of March so we can go exploring. We also rented a car for the whole month so we can do that exploring. The funny thing is that our Rv park and restaurant are the only things on our key and the next closest key is 12 miles away so we are feeling a little bit of that island fever. Hopefully in March we can see more and do more! Can’t believe that these weeks are flying by so fast but hey time flies when you’re having fun!
On a side note, we have been really enjoying our time with our “neighbors.” We have so many Canadians and other snow birds down here that we are getting to know. A lot of evenings after work we go over to Mustache Jim’s for a rum and good company. We love his wife Joanne and his friends/neighbors from back home. They keep us laughing and give us that community feel that we always love to find. If we don’t stop by we wait at our house for the “Heyyyyyyy!!!!” outside our window. Jim always rolls down the road to our house in his golf and just yells until we come outside. Haha! It’s the best. And I think I’m going to miss it when it’s time for us all to go back home.
We also met another Jim, who’s wife is Jenny and they have three kids. They are full timers down here. It’s been awesome to get to know them and their kids and have a little bit of that family time. They are both full of great stories and advice.
We also have hung out with some of Jordan’s coworkers. Those nights usually end up as game nights until way too late but always so much fun. We have already met so many great people down here and love that we can have another place to come back to if we want. Plus, you can’t beat this weather (well except for the wind; the wind is constant and kind of annoying, but the sunshine is amazing! Especially in February).