Up bright and early this morning, a LOT less hung over, and ready for the day. I got me another breakfast sammich, my Queen had made me up a bottle of spark and a smoke or two with her and I was out the drive way for another day of work. I believe I stated earlier – I have been contracted to document the current DM/I class being taught (Dive Master / Instructor) at Cane Bay Dive Shop. I showed up just about the same time everybody else did and was soon into my photographer role. First 4 hours of this particular segment was class room work, and let’s face it – once you’ve taken a dozen or so ‘classroom’ shots – you’re pretty much relegated to sit and listen and be ready in case something of interest pops up that would make a good shot. Which I did…. occasionally sliding off to the side for a smoke.  A couple of other Instructors were teaching a Discover SCUBA course to a young family and as they suited up – I slid over and managed a couple of family shots for them as well. The class finally got a really quick break to inhale a sammich before donning gear and heading to that gorgeous water. For the next hour and a half I watched the 6 candidates being put through their paces and being graded on how well they were doing. The Instructor did not hold back and worked them hard the entire time. I actually had a couple of flashbacks to my time during Instructor training to be a skydiving JUMP Master / Instructor. This particular Instructor has been at it a long time and dang good at what he was doing. There were plenty of laughs during the course – but he always managed to get his point across and it was fun for me to watch the development of these 6 guys. Lots of clouds and mediocre water visibility made it challenging to get pictures – but my little GoPro really came through for me and I got some AWESOME shots [even if I have to say so myself]   I’ll share some of those pix on here tonight. As some serious lightning started popping, we made a quick exit out of the water and wrapped the day up. Another friend (and dive shop owner) hollered at me as I was leaving and commented, that the new camera I am interested in was ‘in’ and I could come look at it if I wanted to – – well – – YEAH~! I had to drop off my now malfunctioning regulator at his shop for repair anyway – so I might as well take a peek……… pretty…….. Before I committed to buying it though – I came home and talked to my Bride about it and made sure she was [reasonably] ‘okay’ with me getting it. She is….. YAY~! I told him I’d be by in the morning to get it. YAY~! The camera itself really ain’t THAT expensive…. but all the attachments I want/need for it kinda adds up a bit…. DAMMIT EMMIT~!  😉  ((I have to act like I’m upset about it))  😉   So – I now have the next couple of days ‘off’….. guess I’ll have to learn how to use my new toy~!    😉

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

horned cowfish.


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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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