Tropical Storm Laura……

Being plumb tuckered out from a long hard day of diving…. and probably a snoot full of vodka to add to it – somewhere around 9:30 pm – I couldn’t hack it anymore, and staggered my happy a$$ off to our freshly cooled off bedroom and collapsed into a comfortable mess into our bed……. I don’t remember much else, besides my Queen curling up next to me when she came to bed – until Tropical Storm Laura made her way into our little part of the world…… that was somewhere around 03:00~ish….. with some (by my standards) pretty awesome thunder ….. I’m presuming there was a good lightening show to go with it…. but between our very dark bedroom and me not opening my eyes…. I didn’t see any…. but the the thunder…… Oh My Goodness…… ‘normally’ I LOVE sleeping while it’s thundering…… but there was enough ”pops” that it kept me awake….. even though I still refused to open my eyes for it…….. so there was an ‘hour or so’ of intense storming, that I didn’t sleep well – but enjoyed the sound and the comfort of our nicely cooled, mostly blacked out bedroom, with my Queen curled up behind me………… The ‘storm’ finally settled down and I managed a little bit of sleep until around 06:00 when my bladder started throwing a fit and coaxed me on out of bed………

Up to a stormy morning of constant rain and some fun semi-intense wind……. 20/20 hindsight – I should have taken some video….. but in all seriousness…. if you’ve lived in Southern Indiana for more than a year – you have seen WAY¬† more intense weather than what we put up with all day…… a rare ‘cool’ kind of day – where folks that have been here a while, donned hoodies and sweat pants…….not me, because I’m apparently a sweat hog…… but the cool air felt good for a change.

Our ‘island kids’ showed up this afternoon for an experimental meal of meat and veggies and biscuits prepared in a crock pot….. not the best meal my Bride has ever produced – but it was tasty and I’m reasonably sure nobody went away hungry. We had an after dinner smoke [including cigars] – followed up by a piece of carrot cake and some great conversation. Gotta love those kind of evenings.

Still waiting for the ‘ping’ that says my favorite dive shop needs a photographer tomorrow….. but with this weather, it probably ain’t gonna happen….. but soon enough I should be back underwater with my new camera set up…….. Until then, I’m gonna enjoy the quiet cool days with my bride. Thank you for all the concern about our safety as these storms ricochet around us…… we’re good…. living here in paradise.

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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