Sitting At The Firing Line Of Fun

For almost six months now, I’ve enjoyed a life in which every day is Saturday (In fact, there will be a post soon that examines a half year of retirement). For Rhonda, however, life is quite different. She’s still caught up in the workaday world of early reveille and off to the office, then home (back onboard) nine hours later. Dinner, a cocktail, relax a bit and watch some television, and then it’s bedtime and the whole process repeats again.  So to break things up a bit, we tried something new yesterday. For the foreseeable future (as long as it takes to determine whether this experiment is a success or a dud) Wednesday evenings will now be Halfway Night, a cause for celebration. Suitable Halfway Night festivities may include dinner out, drinks with friends, a movie or show, or some combination of any or all of those. The noble purpose is to give Rhonda a break and make her work week feel shorter. We kicked off this grand experiment yesterday evening with dinner and drinks at the Margaritaville Beach Hotel.

Word apparently spread, as others got into the spirit. Upon returning to Eagle Too, we were treated to a wonderful display of pyrotechnics by our neighbor to our immediate west, Pensacola Blue Wahoo’s Stadium. Or maybe it had something to do with the baseball game that just ended. I’m not really sure. All I know is that fireworks are usually on Saturdays, not Wednesdays. So we’ll just accept it as part of the first Halfway Night observance.

How close are we to the action? Close enough that this morning our decks looked like this:

DeckDebris1That’s fireworks debris that rained down during the show. It’s no exaggeration to say that we sit at the firing line of fun.

All in all it was a pretty good trial run of the Halfway Night concept. I think it accomplished its main goal of inserting a relaxing diversion into the middle of the week. I wonder what we can arrange for next Wednesday…


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