A hot day of odds and ends……..

Seem to have got my sleep pattern back and it is working out most nights, most of the time….. Up and about…. got my morning stuff out of the way and was soon under way to finish off pictures of the Rescue class I’m shooting now. 40 minute drive up over the ‘Beast’ …. a large mountain that sits between us and Cane Bay where I needed to be – but it was a nice cool morning (80ish°) with a nice breeze and killer views of our beautiful blue Caribbean Sea as I drove. My bride decided to stay at the house, so I had the truck to myself and it was enjoyably quiet as I drove. Got to the class room and took several dozen pictures of the student as she learned mouth to mouth, CPR, bandaging, splinting and lots of other aspects that a Rescue Diver needs to know [your basic first aid course]. She nailed it and after an hour or so – I took off to leave her taking the written part of the exam. Since I was close – I headed on into mid island, figuring I might score a haircut…. yes – it’s been a while and I actually do need one. New guy I like, had a couple of people waiting and told me to be back in an hour…..pretty much same thing I done last couple of times there. Cool~~ I’ll run down to Blues (a quarter of a mile away) – have a beer or two and be back in an hour. I was back in 45 minutes, only to walk in to 5 people waiting and was told – I forgot to tell you I don’t do appointments. Well now that is a bunch of horses….tuff…. but not in the mood to argue…. I told him that I will happily spend my money some where else, slammed the door and just to let him know I was extra unhappy, left tire marks across his little concrete pad as well as slinging gravel and dust across the lot as I left. Juvenile ? YES – but damn it felt good~!

Headed into my least favorite part of the island to Office Max….. that amazingly went quick, smooth and easy – but OMG was it hot~!  Winds are laying down and from noonish to dusk it is getting down right HOT~! How hot ? DAMN hot~! Got my supplies, jumped into my boiling hot truck and motored on back to my Queen. It’s less than a 15 mile drive…. but when you rarely ever get over 25-30 mph….. it takes a while to get to where you’re going….. and did I mention…. it was HOT ? The A/C works in my truck – but I don’t like to use it – cause when you get out of the truck – that heat and humidity really smack you upside the head…… especially now that we do not have a nice cool condo to run into. We’re learning….. and adapting. My Queen did a good job of calming me down when I got home [getting me liquored up]….. but the sun is setting, we had a nice small dinner and it’s cooling off….. so – it’s all good~~~!  😉

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

Sand Dollar
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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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