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 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 version of autopilot that many people find themselves in. 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, you can take a look at where it 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!).


So tuck in and enjoy the ride with us, and please send us 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, many accessible only by boat and several remain off-limits). So we put together a beach map & directory which we can and do update and improve as we go. So click the map icon below to go to our Vieques Beach Map page and let us know your thoughts please!

Recent Posts


We experience our first Chinchorreo, and our lives are forever changed…

Retired with Pets

Retired life isn’t all freedom when you have pets in tow. We discuss how to work with them when you want to see the world.

Financial Disaster

Many people are on the edge of a financial disaster and don’t know it. We talk about how to avoid that.

Leaving Them All Behind

We discuss the fact that we left behind our friends, parents, and (adult) children when we took off on our adventures.

The Best Beach in Vieques!

We try to find the best beach in Vieques, but it’s not an easy task!

Jubilación Segundo Aniversario

We celebrate our second year of retirement with a playlist of songs that inspired us and made us happy.