Smokin’ a pig………….

Zero Four-Thirty…… still blacker than ole Cole’s A$$ outside and my alarm pings me out of the fitful slumber that I was in. Really struggling to turn my brain off when I lay down at night~~ I rolled out, did my bathroom stuff [at least I didn’t have to pee real bad then]….. and headed out for the first smoke of the very early day. Not enough daylight to see much of anything – so I came in, finished getting dressed and headed out the door to go up toward Blues. The Blues Team was graciously hosting a fund raiser for a young lady that has had a tough road to hoe this past year. One of the things they did, was to smoke a pig – about a 70 pounder. I offered to show up early enough to help get said pig into the smoker. By 05:30 (You know what the 0 stands for in that time frame? OH my God it’s early~! Credit Robin  Williams in Good Morning Vietnam) Done with my piece of what needed done – I came back home and spent the next 45 minutes or so watching one of the most amazing sunrises you’ll ever want to see. I got several good pictures and about half way through the sunrise – I though…DUH — you should do a time lapse video of it……. so even though I missed the first part — I got the last half of it. I think it will probably be to ‘big’ for this web page – so you might have to go to FB to see it….. it will be worth it if you do……..

My Queen and I returned to Blues about 09:30 and started to prepare what we hoped was going to be another big day.  We didn’t miss it by much. The event had a fairly decent turn out. A little different crowd than we’re used to seeing at Blues, more along the LGBT line… but a fun friendly crowd. Music was provided by my favorite performer… Jason Jones… the guy that does the great Johnny Cash impersonation…… The place was officially open at 11:00 and from then until shortly after 18:00, we stayed about as busy as we would have liked, restocking beer coolers and fetching stuff for the bartender (Eddy). The places normally closes at 6:00 pm on Saturday’s…. but it was almost 7:00pm before we finally got everybody out… Soaked with sweat, tired and almost worn out – we bid adieu to the Blues crew and headed back to the condo for some conditioned air. I have already had my shower…… had to – I was too funky to sit and try and write. Now that I am clean and cooled off, my belly is reminding me I hadn’t eaten since about 09:30 this morning….. so I now have some hamburgers working on the stove for me and my bride…. Really looking forward to hitting the sack tonight…. hoping sleep won’t be an issue.

Big day tomorrow — I am shooting pictures and video for a local dive master who has two students working on their Advanced Open Water ticket. I’m looking forward to it. It’s been almost a month since I’ve made a dive and I’m ready to get salty. I think this ‘job’ will be a little more up my alley~! Of course I’ll share pictures with you.

Good night Ya’ll —– Thankx for stopping in~!

Eddy get ‘psyched’ out for the big day~~


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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