No Power……… :-(

Out bright and early to pay rent and head into ‘work’. Dropped off rent, spent a few extra minutes with my Bride and then eased on into downtown Frederiksted to commence my day of employ. I arrived the same time as most of the students and instructor and soon set into snapping pictures….. A couple of hours later, everybody was donning gear and heading to that gorgeous blue water. I snapped pictures like I knew what I was doing and was soon under water (I was getting entry sots) heading for the next detail. Without going into a ton of detail…. I made 3 dives today…. first one being right at a half hour, the next one almost exactly an hour and the third one (which was quite the surprise to me) was just over an hour….. LOTS of swimming for the old fat boy today. Sadly… somewhere near the start of my day- I found out the power was out….. not only at the shop, but at our house as well, going out around 09:30 according to my Queen. I didn’t notice it so much as I was under water most of the day…… but by the time I got back to the house – it was dark-thirty and the friggin’ power was still out…… You all back in Indiana think Vectren sucks ??? they can’t hold a candle to this Mickey Mouse out fit here on this island….. this is our 6th outage just since we have been in our new place. The power company here [called WAPA – for Water And Power Authority] SUCKS~! That is the only way to put it. Hands down, the most corrupt, outfit I have ever had the disgust to know about. Way to much to go into here and don’t want this site to be a political stage or soap box for me…… just trust me… they SUCK~! So me and my Queen spent the next several hours sitting on the tail gate of my truck, drinking, smoking and chatting. I couldn’t even rinse my gear off [no power – no water] or me~! I took a bottle of drinking water and took a quick bird bath and rinsed off the really important part of my gear. We sat for a little over 2 hours before the power finally came back on…… 9½ freakin’ hours it was out~!!! PITIFUL~!!! I made a made dash while I still had a small streak of light and got my gear rinsed and hung up – before retreating indoors to lights and fans. I still need to get ME  rinsed and into something dry. I have yet to hook up either camera to download pictures yet – so I’m gonna have to put up some older pictures for you today……. Unexpected day off tomorrow and not 100% sure what I’m gonna do yet………. HMmmmm….   Home Depot maybe ???  😉

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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