i think that i have mentioned many times just how much we love the various characters in our community. we haven't met a single person yet in our two communities that we haven't liked. we aren't crazy about some of the "cottagers", but as for the people who live in our two communities year round - we love them!
one of our friends S is a real hoot. and a cottager to boot! but we love him! he loves our communities and is out here every chance he gets. which is strange for a guy born and raised in Sydney (the island's only city). he's a car salesman and very successful. he's only 35 and already owns a place in the city as well as land out here that he has a trailer on. he is very generous, very funny and always loves a good laugh.
anyway, since moving here, we have always kept a chain up at the end of our driveway. it's so that anytime anyone wants to drop by, they first have to toot their horn at the bottom of the driveway. this gives us a chance to get some clothes on - bahahahahah! everyone here knows to toot as there have been a couple of near nude disasters. for example, our friends A and K were doing the census for our volunteer fire department. they parked their car at the bottom of the driveway and walked up. both doors to our plastic wrapped porch were propped open so they stepped into the porch, knocked on the door and then K yelled out "hey guys"! we were in the hottub out back - bahahahah! when K yelled, i screeched and jambaloney yelled - just a sec K! jambaloney then grabbed my bathrobe - he didn't have his with him - and he went around the porch in my flowery, too small robe and A and K didn't blink an eye. needless to say - that story is still being told all over the island! but it kind of cemented the fact that we REALLY do run around naked all of the time and though some of our friends might think that's a little strange - they just accept it as they do us. they are some really fine people.
continuing on and back to S, we had a dance a few weeks ago and he brought some of his friends. when jambaloney and i went out on the deck to where he was with his friends, S introduced us. these were his friends from the city and we had never met them before. the first thing out of their mouths was - "oh are these the nudists?" - we all burst out laughing because apparently S has great fun back in the city telling people about his cool friends in Framboise who just moved from the city and are nudists - bahahahahahah!
allrighty, back to the chain at the driveway. S told us that he really wanted to prank us because that chain drove him nuts. he at first thought of cutting it one night but that just wasn't flashy enough for him. then he thought and thought about it and it finally came to him - he wouldn't cut the chain - he'd change the lock - bahahahahahahah! we killed ourselves laughing and told him how funny that would be! he then said he wished he had have done it!
we met up with S on this past saturday at our community dance and had a ton of fun like usual! the next morning, and it must have been early, jamie saw something white down at the end of the driveway! so he went down to see what it was!
it was this:
bahahahahahahahahahahahaha! oh this was way too funny!
we intended to keep it up forever but he had only used masking tape to tape it to the chain. we took it down yesterday because it rained yesterday afternoon but this sign was up for a few days and if everyone in our communities hasn't had a chance to see it - most of them did - everyone will definitely hear about it! people will be laughing about this for months and years!
that S....he's a real hoot!