The original plan in coming down here was to run a man's commercial fishing operation, which proved to be the stuff of pipes as soon as I arrived. Which was fine. I'm quite accustomed to plans falling apart...also a great motivator for not making them. Some of the best things in the world you will never see coming, I enjoy being broadsided by awesomeness.
I flew into Miami from Anchorage and a friend from Islamorada in the upper Keys scooped me up and hauled me south. I crashed on his couch for a couple of weeks and had an amazing time tuna fishing, partying, making new friends, and ultimately ending up meeting the guy I would be going into business with. The whole project is still in it's infancy, so I prefer not to elaborate too heavily, but it involves commercial fishing and salvage diving. Together we are building something great here. And it's damned exciting. Ideally it will develop into something I can leave, travel, and if I survive what ever third world hell hole I delve into, return and pick right back up where I left off. We shall see.
While that whole operation is in the works a man must live, and eat, and have a place to stay. And so I found myself working on a stilt house duplex renovation gig. So far it's been good to be active, well fed, a comfortable place to crash, and with a handle of sailor jerry on hand at all times, it's a damn hard deal to improve on.
Last week being the 10 day event in Key West known as Fantasy Fest, I was somewhat less than productive. Together with two lady companions some amazing times were had, and that is literally all I can say about that here.
With such a long time between updates, it gets hard to work the small anecdotes into the bigger picture, so I'm afraid this is probably one of the shittiest posts I've ever done. And I'm sorry to be cheating you out of the smaller adventures that make up the big one. Like taking down a 5 foot iguana, or smuggling a live chicken into a bar, or catching my first lobster with my bare hands. But at the moment this is really the best I can do. And offer the promise of a proper update soon that should be a good deal more entertaining.
The book is coming right along....