Lots of learnin’ today…… and fish~!

I guess a tad bit worried about the academic’s I had facing me today, I didn’t sleep as well as I would have liked and was up a damn site earlier than I would have liked. I have never been one to sail through tests of any kind, although over the years, I have found – I worry about them a hellva lot more than I probably needed to…. but still – in my advancing age, coming up against learning of two different fields that I am not overly versed in had me a lot more worried than I wanted to be. I felt I had did an adequate job reading and learning the course materials, it’s just something about knowing you’re gonna be tested on it….. puts that little added pressure on you, that makes it hard on your nerves….. well, mine anyway~~ The Instructor showed up promptly at 09:00 and set in almost immediately to his task. First part of the course was the Emergency First Aid piece and while I was once a Red Cross instructor in this field (a 100 years ago) I was still nervous. The Instructor did a good job demonstrating everything and keeping me calmed down for the practical application piece of it. Pleasantly spooky how much of the material I had retained – although new knowledge (for 2018) was considerably different in 1976 when I had my training…. like, nobody knew what a protective barrier was or an AED was…. or being able to pull a cell phone out of your pocket to make a phone call for EMS services…… but through paying attention and Instructor prompts I managed to pass the 50 question test only missing 2 questions. We moved on to the actual Rescue Diver part of the course – and once again I only missed 2 questions out of another 50. Content with my knowledge of the material – the Instructor is now setting up times for a 2 day course for actual field application of what I have learned…. water rescue. I am pumped and looking forward to it~! It will probably be later next week – so really gives me a lot to look forward to~!

While I was doing my “Schoolin“, my queen had spent the day being pampered….. getting a nice long massage (compliments of a gift certificate from a Daughter) her nails done and her eyebrows. She came back to find me dutifully working on line resolving Christmas orders that didn’t go as planned the night before….. that’ll teach me to drink and shop~! After we set down for drinks and some NYPD Blues – we noticed a guy with snorkel, mask, fins and spear gun heading out off our beach. We watched him off and on until he finally appeared an hour or so later with an impressive bag of fish, which he sat down and set into cleaning them. I couldn’t contain myself – so I grabbed a bottle of nice cold water and walked out and offered it to him. We were soon engaged in a conversation about reef life just off of our little beach. A local guy who owns the lot next door with plans of opening a Sushi restaurant and maybe a small Casino. I could have chatted the rest of the evening with him, but he was busy cleaning his catch – which included a nice Lobster he got “just for his mama”. Got to respect that~! Over my limit already…… so stopping here……

Good Night Ya’ll ….. Thankx for stopping in~!


Lobster for Mama…..

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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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