Archive for August 2014


Posted on: August 8, 2014

Alex, the young man that is staying with us wrecked his friends motor bike with him and his friend on it. His friend, Eddie, has two metal discs in his back but is expected to be OK. Alex’s head, face and right arm look like you expect, chewed up, black & blue and swollen. He is up and around. Praise the Lord. I hope they have both learned not to drink and drive.

Maria has a job twice a week. It’s a fruit and vegetable place that opens to the public only twice a week. Her first day was this past Tuesday. She put in 14 hours. Tomorrow is her 2nd day. She is a night owl and this job starts at 7am. he he he

George is working everyday here at the store from 7:30 to 15:30 or later with Taki. He continues to go out most nights until the early morning. Seems like someone I knew. ha ha ha A gal he is dating posted a very horrible but funny photo of him on Facebook. He was furious.

Michael-John continues going to the gym and enjoying it. He still wants to join the boxing club. I refuse to let him. I told him if he still wants to when he is 18 he can. He is angry at me. He helps here three times a week from 15:00 to 20:00. We give him 5 Euros. I also save the coins that customers don’t want so he has pocket money.

Yannis had a job interview this afternoon. I hope he gets the job. 

sending out my love, Deb


I am thinking too much on the trip tomorrow. I am hoping to leave in the evening from here. Arrive very early in the morning there. Go to the office, get the paper work done and return home that evening. Time will tell. My period came after three months. I wanted to wait until it’s over but Michael-John was so frustrated that we weren’t leaving I changed my mind again. I am hoping I find a pair of Summer pants that are comfortable between now and the time we leave tomorrow. Also a t-shirt that I bought from the Donkey Brewery awhile back. It’s black with silver. It is so big and comfortable. Also the last time M-J and I went I packed too much. I can’t decide what to take and what not to take this time. And so my mind is thinking and thinking and over thinking this whole simple trip to Athens.

Last night we were invited to the celebration of Jo’s 50th birthday. (Jo and A.J. come every year or two to Santorini and we have become friends.) It was good food and I liked all the friends that I had a chance to speak with. Wonderful people they have surrounded themselves with. Today we are invited to attend their wedding vow re-newal on a sail boat at sunset and then dinner on that same sailboat. Taki is home resting and I am here at work. I would have liked to do a sunset cruise like that and with them. Tomorrow night we are invited to go with them to the Kamari Open Air cinema. Taki will be working and I will be on my way to Athens. 

God Bless Maria she is looking for the clothes I want for the trip. We will leave in the night, not the afternoon like Michael-John wanted. I am (trying) to look forward to this short trip. I know I have already said that too many times. So, I will drop the subject for now.

Galatea just stopped by on her way to get a massage from Vasielies. She looks GREAT! So fresh, a bit younger, healthier and cute with her new hair cut. ❤

Taki just left the shop with Michael-John and Savvas. Savvas is the nephew of Boban who makes the Donkey Beer. 😉


with love, Deb



Posted on: August 2, 2014

That is the word for these days. I am clinging to it. We all have our health. Maria and Yannis are home. Maria has another job interview on Monday. Tonight Maria is working at the shop so Taki and I can go to a 5oth Birthday party. This is a gal we see every year or two with her husband. This year she has invited her family and closest friends to the island. To celbrate her 50th and re-new wedding vows. I am also invited to a Midnight showing at the Open Air Cinema. They have this one time showing for these lovely people, their family and friends. I am so excited to be able to join them there.


Michael-John went swimming today with 10 or more boys and girls from school. His hair is getting lighter and streaked like mine did when I was a kid in Texas.


George works in the store in the day and parties with girls in the night. Girls that he likes but they don’t like him and vice versa. he he he


gotta run, love from Deb