EVERYTHING is damp, inside and out. You can’t sweep, lol.

George will be here tonight (or tomorrow morning) at 3 am! It’s so exciting to finally have him home!

Still worrying over buying a dress and shoes for the wedding and trying not to. đŸ˜¦Â 

with love, Debra


Once again I am frustrated with our work partner. Once again things that should arrive in a refrigerator truck arrived in a regular truck. Earlier today it was 37c. It’s now about 30c. The only thing sent in a refrigerator truck is ice. I have complained about this many times. I no longer complain but I remain frustrated.

Taki has a bad cold. I wanted to close the shop early last night but he wouldn’t. He is of course worse today and may not come at all tonight. Well, he will come to close the shop with me about midnight. That means I will work from 3 pm to midnight alone.

I hold onto to hope for someone to be cured and I pray for them. My prayers will not be answered until this person seeks help. If you believe in prayer, pray for them without knowing their name, it helps.

A young couple is getting married next Saturday and they invited us to their wedding. I am tired, so tired. (10 to 13 hours a day 7 days a week since April) I have known the groom to be since he was about 5 years old and met his bride to be about 10 years ago when they started dating. She had told me that they would have a small wedding with only family and close friends. I was surprised to be invited. I almost cried when she handed me the invitation. Anyway, I have to buy a dress and shoes. I have nothing even close to what I could wear to a wedding. Taki thinks he has some things to wear. lol The point of all this is I don’t have time or energy to go shopping. he he he Maria wants to come with me but she gets off work the same time I start work.

George’s mandatory military service ends tomorrow. He will be home on the 20th due to the ferry schedule! He plans to go Oregon (hold on Grammy!), Washington, Hawaii and Canada this year. It has not been confirmed yet but it’s what he and Evie have planned.  He hasn’t been to America since he was 2 years old!!! Another thing I am praying about is that he makes it to America and that his Grandpa will get to see him. (Grandpa lives in California with Grandma Vladia)

I have a few penpals and I like writing to them on postcards. One gal I don’t hear from much anymore but I continue to write her. I have been corressponding with an English couple who come here every two years. They were not able to make it this year. So they sent us presents. The husband with Taki and Michael-John are on opposing teams for English football (soccer) teams. The man told us he held his head in shame as he walked into their teams gift shop to buy presents for them. he he he


Okay, that’s enough for now, love one another,

love , Debra





Feeling good today but the greyness of anxiety is hanging in the background just waiting to attack me. Yesterday was a good day. I mangaged to make lunch and wash the dishes. Today I had a shower and came to work. These sound like nothing to most folks but trust me with anxeity trying to run your life they are HUGE accompliments. đŸ™‚


A man asked if he could pay with American Dollars. I agreed if it wasn’t over $50. He paid and then the next person in line ask if he could pay in $’s I agreed. With the first man I explained I was saving a small bit at a time so I could go back to America for a trip. We continued talking. I mentioned the free tickets I got last year and how amazing it was to see family and friends after 12 years. He left. The 2nd man over paid and brought tears to my eyes…I was to get $34 from him, he gave me $40 and told me to enjoy my trip home. As I write I am crying again. Silly I know but it really moved me.


I miss church but it is held in the middle of the time I sleep. I miss my church family. Theirs hugs, kisses and support. When things are bad I give them word that I need extra prayers.


Tomorrow two young girls are coming to stay with us for a few days. I am nervous and so happy to be able to have them stay with us. I want them to have a good time. I plan to make one or with God’s help two good traditional Greek meals for them. I had planned on picking them up tomorrow from the youth hostel. Taki has some errands to run in the morning so we will see how that works out.


God Bless you. Remember to try and treat others like you want them to  treat you.







A new day, a new beginning. It sounds cliche? Perhaps. We are the sum total of our experiences. We are our past. We spend and awful amount of time worrying, analyzing, deconstructing the past. But we should never do so at the expense of the present moment.

via A new day, a new beginning… — Cristian Mihai

It’s been a long time. Sadly not much to say right now. Just wanted to see if I could still get here.


It’s been a long, busy day at the shop. Thank God.


Big problems with a guy we order from. I thought Taki would explode he was so mad. They sent all kinds of things that we never ordered.


George is home on a short break.


with love, Deb

No word from them yet. They got there last night. Very cold strong wind at 7 am. I’m going up with them. I am driving Galatea to the port. 

I got little to nothing done at home today.

The beer/pop cooler broke down at the store and the milk/cheese/meat one did too. We have a repairman working on them trying to figure it all out. We will probably close the store on Halloween and be closed until April 2016. We will start getting ready to open in March.

George and Evie leave for their trip in two day. So excited for them.

Michael-John’s school mates are encouraging him to run for class president.

I am heading over to Galatea’s tomorrow morning. It’s Thalassa’s last day on the island.

The store is quiet which makes me want to go home even more. ha ha ha

Be well and take precautions as needed, Debra