Finding Positives During Difficult Times

Well…we’re doing our best to make the best of a trying week here in Nicaragua. I’ve been singing 80’s superstar Billy Ocean’s song ‘When the goin’ gets tough’ to in an attempt to keep my motivation.

We’re trying very hard to ignore dogs barking throughout the night. If it’s not the property dogs, it’s dogs across the street. If it’s not the dogs across the street, it’s the dogs beside the property.

And if it’s not the dogs barking it’s the roosters. If it’s not the roosters it’s the fact that as men age we can no longer go 7-8 hours without having to get up to take a leak in the middle of the night. And if it’s not having to get up to take a leak in the middle of the night it’s having to deal with little to no internet or fluctuating connection speeds. And if it’s not the internet, it’s having to switch web hosts because of terrible support. And if it’s not my web host, it’s our cell phone data running out after only 7 days even though we paid for 15 days!

But just when things look hunky-dory and we finally get an hour where none of the above has happened…Facebook then decides to soil the sheets for over an hour making us wonder if this actually is the end of the world that people have been predicting every year since…sliced bread.

end of the world

But I’m Still Finding Positives During Difficult Times, dudes!

So…in PanamaDude fashion, let’s pull out a positive from this cluster-f@ck of a week, shall we?

Today is my wife Shelly’s birthday, and for three weeks plus a day, she will be older than I am. Yep…got me a cougar for three more weeks…Boom…positive outlook. Oh, and our Toronto Blue Jays just won the AL East for the first time since 1993…Happy birthday buns!

FILE -- Toronto Blue Jays' Joe Carter celebrates his game winning three-run homerun in the ninth inning of game 6 of the World Series in Toronto, in this Oct. 23,1993 photo. Ten years later, Carter has another reason to jump for joy, as he was selected to be inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum this summer. Baseball's career hit leader, Pete Rose, was not selected. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) ORG XMIT: CPT114


Later Dudes!



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