Ask just about anyone in the Houston area what "BOI" means and they will say - "born on the island" - meaning Galveston. Those that were, are very proud of that fact. It means a hardy, funky and gracious soul - kinda like a pirate. I'm kidding about the pirate. But there were pirates here a while back.........
Nowadays they are called construction workers. They are here in droves trying to put the island and people's lives back together, slowly but surely. I drove in Tuesday and was amazed at how much had been done just since the 22nd of April when I last arrived. More piles of debris cleared. Driveways poured and grass planted.
Now my friends Vandy and Sue are starting on the rebuilding of their place. We went by yesterday to see if any workers were there yet - nada. We talked about space planning issues and furniture placement etc. I have to make sure the guest bedroom is perfect.......my domain.
Vandy is a "BOI" and his family's history here goes way back. Sue moved here as a little child and can't claim that status, but she proudly claims being married to a "BOI". I think it's all very cute and innocent.
The sky is blue, didn't see a soul today as I walked the beach. Only a few birds looking for breakfast. Yesterday we saw (well Vandy saw) a baby dolphin in the shallows. I hope I see a pod this afternoon. I'll be sad to leave here tomorrow and head back to civilization. I can assure you that being at the water has changed my perspective of where I intend to live in the future, dramatically.
I'm at a crossroads in many ways. My life is getting ready to change in many positive ways and when the time is right............I'll share it with you, my friends. It's all good!