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 2017 at ages 56 & 52. We started blogging because we wanted to tell our story and stay in touch with friends old and new. Together we went on this journey because we wanted to live our lives on purpose, not on some type of autopilot that many people find themselves on. We also wanted to live someplace warm! So off we went to points South with a few detours along the way.

The blog is named for how we feel about this new life together. We're knee deep in it, 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 life baby). Everything's Gonna Be Alright.

If you are new here, please go ahead and take a look at where this all began (button below), and then work through the stories and places we've been. You can also click the Subscribe button to get an email each time we put up a new post (no Spam - guaranteed!).


Upcoming posts may be less frequent than in the past, but we hope the content will be interesting and informative. If you like, you can hit the Subscribe button below and you'll get an email when we post the next one. Until then, tuck in and enjoy, and please send along your questions and comments!


Vieques, Puerto Rico

If you are here looking for info on Vieques, Puerto Rico, we have a treat for you. You can find our first post upon arriving in Vieques (and click through the rest from there). Vieques is a whole lot about the beaches (an accurate count is difficult but it's at least 50, several accessible only by boat and some remain off-limits). So we put together a beach map & directory which we update and improve as we go. Click the map icon below to go to the Vieques Beach Map page and let us know your thoughts please!

Recent Posts

The First Five Years

We celebrate our fifth year of retirement, looking back and looking ahead.

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Calling it Done

The beach house renovation wraps up in the kitchen. It’s modern, open, & airy, just what we wanted.

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Back to Puerto Rico

We return to Puerto Rico for a wedding, for friends, and for fun!

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Fourth Year of Retirement Freedom

We celebrate our fourth year of retirement with another playlist of songs we used in the blog. Why? Just because we like them!

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Getting Down to Living

The beach house renovation finally comes to the living room. Big room, big work!

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It’s a Florida Room

Beach house renovation includes a new Florida Room, bringing breezes and light into our lives.

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