Down in the dumps and up on plane~~~~

Woke up this morning to 2 new turtle diggings— YAY~!!! Even though I didn’t get to actually see them (the turtles)….. my ‘sleuthing’ knowledge came in to play so I can ‘read’ the tracks and figure out what happened while we snoze [is that a word ?] the night away~~ So coordinates have been logged so I know where to look in two months for babies~!!  YaY~!

A nice breakfast and some of The Practice while we waited to hear from the garage here where DD is currently housed….. We both had medications waiting for us at the local pharmacy and still waiting on word about DD……Dammit Emmit~! Almost at zero hour, the garage called and said the computer’ in DD is deep fried to a crackly crunch and we would need a new one… Dammit Emmit~!  How much is that gonna be ? The computer will be $400+ and to hook it up and ‘tune’ it to DD will be another $300+ bucks…. DAMMIT EMMIT~! So – a minimum of $700……. Shaking my head….. but what are we gonna do??? GOTTA have wheels…… Crap~! How long will this take…. minimum 2 weeks, to get the part ordered and get it in…..Dammit Emmit~! So…… at least 2 weeks, no car….. gonna have to rent a car…… BUT – you can’t do that on this island without several weeks notice……CRAP~!!!  Luckily….. a friend made an offer shortly before they moved back to the ‘Land of Plenty’….. if I needed a vehicle….. I was welcome to use his truck (that he kept as he’ll be making multiple trips back to the island)…. so a couple of texts, a phone call or two….. and we now have ‘wheels’ to use while DD awaits repairs…… Somebody is smiling on us [a Little bit]……. Ironically, his truck is also a Dodge Dakota (albeit much newer)…. so for the interim…. we are getting around in DD 2.0   😉

After almost an hour of hiking to get our meds, get the truck, get back to get my Queen, we finally wound up – up at our favorite place…. Blues~~~  We sat and drank and had many marvelous conversations with friends and for the first time in 48 hours could actually relax and have a good time….. We wound up shutting Blues down and now back here in our wonderfully conditioned air….. I still don’t understand how some of these folks are getting by with out it~~?

I have full intention of making my 2-tank dive tomorrow morning on the West end of the island, now that I have wheels again….. supposed to have several days of rain after tomorrow and I have lined up a job a I can do indoors……. don’t really want to do it….. but if crap keeps going wrong for us — I won’t have much of a choice — -for now — looking forward to getting wet tomorrow and getting some great pictures for you~!!

Good Night Ya’ll – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Thankx for stopping~!

Our beach kinda looking like Normandy~~
Green Sea Turtle tracks
Green Sea Turtle tracks
New diggings
DD 2.0
DD 2.0
DD 2.0
Pretty new flowers at Blues
Finger in shot for size reference
Me and my Queen at our favorite place
Me and my Queen – I like this pose better
Us and Deanna – star of the Caribbean Life episode you saw us on

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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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