Thursday, May 28, 2009

B.O.I.

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!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just checking in, from up the highway abit.

Can hardly wait to slurp up the news of the positive changes.

Charley
HoustonTX

Steve Cotton said...

It appears that we are all going through changes these days. I look forward to hearing yours.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

yeah - mine is bittersweet

Anonymous said...

Bittersweet how?

Charley

Islagringo said...

oh you are so cruel with your foreshadowing! I hope it is a good change. You know if you like the water so much, you can always visit here and get a warm welcome!

Anonymous said...

i wrongly assumed you were back in sma. when will you be returning? enjoy the rest of your stateside stay. can't wait to hear about the changes. a move to the shore perhaps?

take care and have a great weekend!

teresa

Kay Cox said...

Aha..this warrants a phone call before you head south.

Texas Gal said...

Dear Barbara,

I am so happy you are having a wonderful time. I always enjoy going to Galveston. It is my home away from home which you know is Houston. I have been going to the beach for the last 5 weekends. I can not get enough of the sand, the water and the Sun. And since Ike, I have come to really appreciate the people, the place and the beauty of Galveston. We, the people of Houston and Galveston all seem to have the same goal and that is to put it back togeather and make it better than it was before because we seem to apprecite it more since the Hurricane and the damage Ike left. AS for you my dear Barbara, I wish only the best for you and as long as you are happy, go for whatever you want in life. Do not let anything or anybody stop you. Positive change is always good and if it makes you happy, than go for it...have a safe trip back home to SMA.

Pat Melendez
Houston, TX.

comitan said...

You can't go too far wrong with decisions made on sparkling water with good friends.

BajaDove the other side of Comitan

Calypso said...

Babs You really like those cliff hangers don't you?

First and Foremost is Be Happy!

Babs said...

Well Calypso, I AM happy and excited. Fillled with anticipation too. Like I said, it's alllllll good. Water will definitely be a big part of my life in the future - NO not drinking it........Sorry to keep it a "cliff hanger" but the last time I jumped the gun and told things before I should have - caution, which is not one of my best traits has taken over these days........