2 July …..

Had one of them really good nights sleep last night….! Love those kind – wake up feeling rested and refreshed and not looking like I had been run over by a log wagon. I guess a long tough day in the water, a double quarter pounder and probably 2 drinks to many will do that to a feller every now and again. Up and on the road fairly early to get to my Doctor’s appointment. She [actually both of us now] suspect my BP cuff may not be reading correctly – as 3 different measurements in her office while I was there showed very acceptable readings…. so I have a process to go through to make sure I am getting accurate readings….. it sure would explain why she is having so much trouble getting my BP under control. She took me off one med about a week ago – and since then my feet and ankles have been swelling up….. I’m talking to the point of painful because the skin is being stretched so tight……. hells bells…. the other day I almost couldn’t get my diving fins on…. and those opening are huge – so she set up a schedule to get that taken care of…… why can’t anything be  simple ?? Finally content – she let me loose but wants to do a blood workup on me, just to look at everything else – but that won’t be until my next visit in two months.

Left Doc and stopped by Blues. Seems as though my Queen is being hired to do a little prep work for them. I think it’s only 1 day a week and it is in an air conditioned trailer…… so it should be a good thing for her. That will get her out of the house and give her a little something to do and look forward to….. plus it will be helping out Jim and Deb. Now we just need to get her a vehicle so I’m not stuck here in the house….. the care she is waiting on could take ‘a couple of months’ and I don’t think either of us are up for that. Course, we had to stay and have a couple of drinks….. which we did, but left after the third one…… ermazing uh?  LOL~! We drove on out to Sweet Bottom Dive center and I got quite the education on camera lighting systems. Mark, one of the owners and a buddy of mine – did an outstanding job explaining all the pieces and parts in a language I could understand and by the time we finally left – I have a lighting system for my camera on order~! Should be here in less than 2 weeks…. Woo-Hoo~!!!!

When that was wrapped up – we went next door for a [nother] drink and a bite to eat. Angie surprised me by ordering beef  Taco’s…. I opted for a grilled chicken breast with bacon and pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomatoes with a side of onion rings. We enjoyed the killer view from restaurant (looking out over Cane Bay), enjoyed a 3 minute rain shower which cooled everything off nicely and chatted with a couple of friends as they left. Onion rings were really greasy – but really good and I’m sure me and my bride will both pay the price for me having them….. totally worth it~! I have a couple ‘class room’ shots to take tomorrow which will wrap up my current contract….. so hopefully – I can get in some recreational diving for a little bit before settling into my next job.

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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