I Bought a Kilt

Just things

After seriously looking at buying one of these for the last year I finally pulled the trigger and bought a utility kilt. I bought a medium-price range one just to see if I wouldn’t like it because I knew I would and didn’t want to buy some horribly cheap one that I would be stuck with.

I have to admit that the first time I wore it out was a bit strange but I got over that in about 2 minutes. I have worn it out and about several times and I love everything about it… except THAT question. You know the one, and I ain’t gonna repeat it. I get smiles and waves from ladies and stares from their husbands (kinda like when you ride a motorcycle). Older folks and kids look at me puzzled and disgusted but I just look at them all and smile because SOME of them want to wear one as well but don’t have the balls to at least try it out!

My original idea was to get one to wear to work instead of shorts. The more that I thought about it I remembered that I didn’t wear shorts but a few times last year because of the nature of the job. If I would get a scratch on the leg in one of the bathrooms it could be very bad so I just wear lightweight work pants and that helps when it warms up.

You know, it’s just like anything else in life – if you want to do something DO IT! Don’t put things off and wish your life away with regret. Sometimes we have to put things off but sometimes they are forgotten. That’s understandable in the madness we call life. Just put off less and live!

I Know… it’s Been a While


Yeah, I have been quiet for a while but there really has not been too much to blog about recently. It has been a great summer so far!

It has been an interesting last few months. I have been really busy at work up here in the San Juans. We have really busted our asses trying to get a lot of maintenance projects done and we have really accomplished a lot of things. I think our team is really good together.

I really want to take a massive road trip at some point – probably in the next 3 to 5 years. I know some people who went on a year-long trip and had a blast. I know others who leave for many months and enjoy it. I think it would be fun to do Washington to the Atlantic Provinces through the upper US one way and take a lower Canada route the other way.

Just like my friends in Sequim and Port Angeles, I will definitely miss the new friends that I have come to know and hang out with up here over the last couple of seasons. Staying in touch is so much easier these days and I will still be within a few hours of where I am currently so it will not be far to visit.

I am ready to get back to the mainland; more things to do, cheaper groceries and gas, and not dealing with the ferry constantly. Will I miss it? Sure, I will miss aspects of it. Running a boat every day in the Sand Juan Islands, working on different islands…these things definitely do not suck. Seeing beautiful boats, talking to nice people, beautiful scenery…these things, too, don’t suck. But, I have lived on an island before and had NO conveniences except once a week when I went back across. I got spoiled in the short time I was in Port Angeles by having not only the convenience, but also the public transportation. I am also really excited to be able to hang out with my youngest daughter and spend more time in Seattle.

Knowing tese are the last few days I will be working here is a bit of a downer, but it is the nature of this path I have chosen and can lead to exciting and bigger things in my future.

THAT is what it’s all about. NOT the Hokey Pokey.