Knee Deep In It

It's good though

Knee Deep In It

It's good though

Hi, thanks for stopping by our little island in the sun.  We're Norm & Deb, and we retired in May 2017 (a bit earlier than "normal" at 56/52), not to write a blog, but we did want to tell our story and stay in touch with friends old and new.  This blog is named for how we feel about our lives together. We're knee deep in it, and we always have been! Whether it's going great (the only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair), or when it's less than perfect (that's just life), we're knee deep in it.  We know it will all work out - it always does.

the pyles

If you are new here, you can take a look at where it all began, and then work through the stories and places we've been.  We hope you enjoy the ride as we are doing, and please send us your questions and comments as you go!

Above all, stick with us and we'll find out together where this all goes.

(Apologies for some funky formatting on certain blog posts. Since we moved the site to another service provider, we're still cleaning up the formatting.)

Recent Posts

Mosquito netting hanging over the bed

The Best Stuff

Our favorite things have changed since we retired

Good Times are Free

Checking our spending vs. the budget and see how we're doing halfway through the year.
Black Sand Beach, blue water

New World Explorers

We explore beaches and mountains and cliffs, oh my!
Cases of beer stacked


We prep for the Zombie Apocalypse and the 2018 Hurricane Season.
Wilson volleyball with blood stain, from the movie Castaway

Are We Crazy?

We ponder the question of our sanity, knowing full well the question may not be answerable!
Two marine batteries cabled together

The Sound of Sunshine

We dive into the background, technical details, and sizing of our small solar backup power system.