Battin’ 500

After a mostly miserable nights sleep…. we lost electricity about 11:00pm due to an AWESOME thunder and lightening storm last night. No electricity means no no A/C or fans…. and even though there was a nice cool breeze with  the rain….. laying there in bed listening to the thunder roll across the Caribbean Sea [forever] – it was stuffy and too hot to sleep (unless you were in bed and already asleep…….)   😉    I got up and opened all the shutters, but it didn’t help very much. Thankfully, just after an hour or so , the juice came back and I got up [again] and closed all the shutters and fired up the A/C  again. Sleep at last…. 01:20~ish……back up by a little after Six and at it – ready for a busy day…… or at least that’s what we both expected. A couple of more red flags from ‘Dude’ and I cancelled the car transaction…. just too many things not lining up…. playing the hunches.

Finally got a call from Home Depot and said they were on their way…. LOLOLOL… a half a dozen phone calls later and the delivery crew finally showed up. What a joke…… Home Depot should be ashamed of themselves for employing delivery people like that. However – the wash machine was finally delivered and I set about to unbox it and set it up.  I had forgotten, most new washing machines do  NOT come with water connection hoses, so I climbed into the truck and ran up to ye old hardware store for a ‘Y’ connector, a couple of hoses and an extension cord and before long, my Bride had her new wash machine connected and did a trial load to ensure it was working…. it was – so Yay~! By then it was close to 2:00, hot and breezy – so we relegated the rest of the day to watching movies. First one was pretty drab…. the second one was based on the actual events of 9-11 and was called United flight 93. That one struck a nerve has we watched…… I think the whole country needs to watch that one to remind them of that fateful day. My Bride made us a pork chop and some veggies[very tasty] for dinner and is now in the middle of watching The Jersey Boy’s…. the the acting so far leaves something to be desired – but a great sound track~! So batting 500 on the day – but hey, I’ll take it~! On this island – that’s doing pretty good~!

Just got a ping from the dive shop saying tomorrows dives have been cancelled due to impending weather.  Oh yeah….. guess I should have mentioned that we have a storm brewing in the lower Atlantic that is expected to develop into a hurricane – and currently is heading right straight at us……….Dammit Emmit.  My Bride is working at Blues tomorrow… so since I am not diving…. I’m thinking maybe heading to Home Depot and looking at generators….. after all, if we lose power for more than 6-8 hours – I’ll need ice and be able to keep my beer cold~!

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

Another File fish
A Grouper – just not sure which kind
Not sure what this guy is… I think some kind of Parrot fish

Christmas Tree worms

Rainbow Parrot fish

Looking up at the surface from 70′

This is called a Flamingo Tongue – I think it is some kind of snail

Porcupine fish
Looking up at the boat from about 20′
A chain from long ago….. wondered what it was attached to ?
LOTS of fishes
Stove Pipe Sponges

Trumpet fish
Cheryl on the safety stop trapeze
Miss Meg being funny
Sun setting at the pier
Shawn, Kaidence and Cynthia
Crab at night under the pier
Star fish – just not sure what kind……….

P7250197   <—— Twinkling lights from under the pier at night video~~

Juvenile Lion fish
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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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