Veterans day and a turtle~~~

Slept in a teeny tiny bit this morning after not getting in bed until almost Midnight last night. We finished up season # 9 of Heart Land, which is all that Amazon Prime is carrying right now. A little research shows they are actually still making the series and are now on season # 13 [I think] but I guess we’re done for now as buying seasons is not even an option yet on ‘Prime’. Looking around – we found we have a couple of new seasons of Hell’s Kitchen – so we are watching that now again and we stayed up late watching it. Looking out the doors when I got up – I saw new turtle tracks, so I grabbed my phone as I went out for my first smoke. While I started out to get some tracks pictures – my Bride, who followed me out, called me over to the corner of the patio…… lo and behold….. there sat a fair size Hawksbill turtle just under the bushes. They tend to prefer to be in under bushes versus out in the open like the big Green turtles, so the location wasn’t unusual, but for the sheer fact she was there in the day light raised a red flag. I took a closer look and discovered that she was actually stuck. She had limbs from the bushed wedged in under her shell as well as having ‘high centered’ her self on some rocks she had dug up while digging her hole. Between the rocks and the limbs – she couldn’t move. I careful removed the limbs that had her shell snagged and cleared out as many rocks as I could until I figured she was freed. The poor thing just laid there. I figured she had worn herself out trying to free herself.

I called S.T.A.R. (Sea Turtle Assistance and Rescue) and informed them of the situation. They took my address and said they were on their way. After approximately 20 minutes she started to shuffle. I gave her one extra boost to make sure she wasn’t stuck, and she turned and headed for the water. She would move a little bit and then rest a little bit. I called S.T.A.R. back and told them she was good. They asked me to check for tags (and told me where to find them) She was not tagged. They also asked for a couple of pictures of her – which I happily complied with. When she got to where she could see the water, she really lit up and was gone in a flash. I sure hate that she had to go through that but really happy we got to be a part of it. I have video, but still having issues with getting my videos on here. I’ll get loaded what I can….

A salute to my veteran ‘Brothers & Sisters’ – those still with us and those who are not. Happy Veterans Day.

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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