Plumbing and roofin’~~~

Told dear friends I would meet them at their office at 09:00 this morning to get some stuff done for them. I rolled out well before my 06:30 alarm and commenced with my day. Surprisingly, my Queen rolled out shortly after me. I always feel bad when she does that because I know she is doing it to be ‘up with me’ before I leave.  She says other wise, but I don’t believe her…… but I do not like “leaving” her while I wander of to work or dive……… what to do, what to do~~~~~

I loaded up and was out the door by 08:30 (two different times – long story) and headed West…….. I showed up and went straight to work crawling in under a sink…… not an easy task for a big feller….. but I squooze in there, made a couple of ‘impromptu’ adjustments and within 20 minutes had their sink working to their satisfaction…… as I told them – it ain’t pretty – but it works, and working on a budget – that’s all they were after…… I cleaned up my mess and headed out doors to work on their roof…….. wow — Two ways to do this job…… correctly and the most cost efficient ‘Island’ way to do it….. I worked diligently for the next 4+ hours or so….. and happy knowing, the next time it rains they should no longer have a stream of rain running down their interior walls. It got to be 2:30 or so in the afternoon, and  the OLD FAT boy had about hit is limit. As it turns out, even though both owners had the bulk of the day off – they hung around to make sure I was ‘okay’ while working……. sweet, but annoying…………. I had a massive eye opening with my health while back in the states, and I have not so willingly accepted the fact – I have to go a little slower than I am used to. Which I did – a couple of times…. making sure I didn’t get overly light headed, or over heated, yadda-yadda-yadda………………….. Don’t like it – but a lesson learned is a lesson learned……..

Happy with the job I did for them…. I cleaned up my mess and headed back to my Queen in the middle of the island….. Most of my ‘pay’ for this job has been covered with a couple of scheduled dives with Shawn & Cynthia…. and I am totally good with that. I have to put together an estimate for them now for a lean-to type porch on the front of the office.  It’s been a hundred years or so since I had to write an estimate like that, but I am looking forward to drawing it up. In the meantime – plan is to be up at Blues tomorrow morning to knock out some painting Jim wants done….. only to return in the afternoon to Bar-Back for an event they have planned. While I took ZERO pix of my work today…. I promise I’ll get some of the event tomorrow night at Blues………..

Good Night Ya’ll * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thankx for stopping in~!


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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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