Dang — busy day……

Well our first day ‘off’ turned out to be a dang site busier than either of us thought. It started out by going out for that first smoke again this morning and seeing one lone little turtle on his back trying to get flipped over. Poor little dude – no telling how long he had been there. I went out and flipped him over but it was obvious he was struggling and soon was on his back again. Closer examination revealed he was having real issues with his back legs. I walked him down close to the water but he could not stay right side up – even though he was making a valiant effort. Not knowing what else to do – I called S.T.A.R. and talked to them. They said if I was okay doing it, just take him down and put him in the water. He was either going to make it – or become a nice meal for other life in the Sea that may need it. They do not have the manpower, money or time to try and save him. They said if I was not uncomfortable doing that – they would be glad to send someone and take care of it. While I felt sorry for the little guy, I fully understand how life works and survival of the fittest. I walked him out into the water and set him down. He was off in a flash, as could swim a lot better than he could walk. I silently wished him good luck and watched him swim off.  🙁

We finished getting woke up before running out the door to my Fish With A Vet meeting. The meeting went 2½ times longer than usual as we covered what went right, what went wrong and how to make it better next year. Finally away from the meeting we had to kill some time because the condo had a scheduled power outage of undetermined length (“possibly several hours”) – so we stopped by the local hardware store for a couple of Christmas decorations I wanted – stopped by the AT&T store for a new data transfer cord (trying to get my videos to load) that turns out doesn’t work, so I’m gonna have to ping the Geek Squad again…. hunted over the entire mid-section of the island before I finally found a locksmith. I wanted to get an extra key for DD 2.0 as I only had the one….. $ 225.00 for one key (with a fob)… $ 225.00~!!!! AHhhh island life. I asked how much a key would be without the fob…..$ 145.00~!!! Shut the front door~!!! Guess I’ll get by with only one extra key……geeeesh~~ We ran by the condo, dropped off everything…. cooled off for a couple of minutes (electricity was back on-Yay-!!) then went out and got the island kid’s car and delivered it to the airport for them (they’re coming in late tonight). From there to Sweet Bottom Dive shop for a little shopping then over to the restaurant next door for an early dinner. Just had burgers – but a killer view to go with it before finally back home. Now 6:00 and while I got a lot done today… didn’t get a damn thing checked off of my to-do list here on the table. Dammit Emmit~! Guess it’s a good thing I’m retired and have the rest of the week to try and get to it.

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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