A new angle on pix and a busy week

Not a lot to ramble about tonight…. spent the bulk of my day shopping for Christmas gifts for our grandchildren while my Queen got some small errands ran. Happy to report all errands are now ran and Christmas presents for the grand babies are done~!! I hear that Amazon is shutting down for the rest of the week because they made their quota for the week~~  😉

We (I) have a fairly busy week coming up…… not that I think you honestly care — but I may miss a post here and there because of it and it gives you some insight to our week…….. Saturday night we are having my dive club Christmas party…..followed [very shortly] by a big Triathlon here on the island the next morning. I have to be down on the boardwalk (downtown) at 05:30 the next morning. What does the 0 stand for in 05:30…? 0h my good it’s early~~~! A little humor from A1C Adrian Cronauer and the movie Good Morning Vietnam. Guess I’ll have to behave myself at the Christmas party in order to make that assignment….. but I signed up for it – and I will be there. Should be interesting…. bobbing around in the water and watching a hundred or so swimmers swim past me. I feel a lot more ready for the assignment since I have completed most of my Rescue Diver training. Crossing my fingers I don’t need to rescue anybody (for their sake) but feel prepared in case I do.

All that is followed up by a 09:00 certification dive at the Frederiksted Pier on Wednesday which is Part I of my rescue diver hands on training. I should get that completed just in time to get back and get a shower and head out to the East end of the island for my audition with a group called Electric Andy to possibly be their drummer~! I’m nervous and excited all at the same time…..kind of like the tests I recently finished……I know I can do it – just have to beat out the nerves part of it. Thursday morning I have my 2nd of 2 certification dives to get my final certification to be a Rescue Diver. I’m not so worried about the hands on tests…. I’m still confident in my abilities and not overly worried about them.

So – mostly a full week for the old retired guy — new certification and maybe a new gig getting to play drums for a fun band. (I’ve heard them play and like their selections) They play a lot newer stuff than I’m used to playing – but I like to think I’m up for it. Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed for me please….

I’m putting up some pictures that will probably look a little familiar to you — they were taken on the dive I just showed you over the last couple of days – big difference….. this photographer had a light on her camera. You should be able to see the difference in the quality of her pictures versus mine.

Photo credit: Jackie Weichman – Adventures in Diving STX

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

This be me zooming in for a shot  : )

Dive Master Mitch Nestor – Adventures in Diving STX

Me popping up out of a cubby…..

Me again… cruising along at about 90′

Beautiful brain coral

fellow diver…….

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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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