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