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Tropic of Sunshine Patrick Youngblood

Tropic of Sunshine

Patrick Youngblood

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382 pages
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When Patrick Youngblood and his partner Michael Wiack bought a rambling, dilapidated house on Vieques Island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, they could hardly believe their luck—or how much work lay ahead of them. “Relax,” their realtor assuredMoreWhen Patrick Youngblood and his partner Michael Wiack bought a rambling, dilapidated house on Vieques Island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, they could hardly believe their luck—or how much work lay ahead of them. “Relax,” their realtor assured them. “Six months, tops, and your place will be perfect.”Three adventure-filled years later—their bank accounts depleted, their patience stretched to the breaking point on a weekly basis—they hung the last picture, fluffed the last throw pillow, and popped open a bottle of vintage Champagne to celebrate the completion of their Caribbean dream house. Tropic of Sunshine is a lighthearted account of the longest, happiest, most frustrating thirty-six months of their lives.Along the way they learned a number of unforgettable lessons: concrete houses can have termites- six-foot iguanas aren’t necessarily more afraid of you than you are of them- a property manager who paints your house orange instead of yellow may resign in a huff when you point out his little mistake. And that was just the beginning.Despite these obstacles, they pushed on, blustering and laughing their way through the process. They survived the ordeal with their love of the island, their house, and each other, firmly intact.