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.

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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!

And if you want to be added to our mail list, go to our Contact Us page and send us a private message. We promise we won't spam you!

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

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.
3 Solar Panels on the ground

Follow the Sun

We discuss our small solar backup power system, which helps us ride out the many power outages on Vieques.
Beach, water, island in the distance

Island Shopping – Is The Cart Full Yet?

Another episode of island shopping, where we take a good hard look at Vieques and try to answer the question: Is this the place?
Norm and Deb, ocean in the background

Retirement First Anniversary

A short summary and song playlist from our first year of retirement and of blogging about it.
Satellite Picture of the island of Vieques

Island Soul

The island shows us some new beaches, introduces us to great people, and teaches us how to get by on this rock.