Another day of diving…………

Up bright and early again whether I wanted to or not – but in this case, I wanted to……had to whizz and other bath room stuff – plus I knew I needed an early start to my day before I headed out to the water to explore underneath it. Local neighbor [Raymond] was strolling by with his laundry in a sack on his back as I stood and had my ‘last’ smoke with my Queen before I took off. Even though it was a bit out of my way – I told him I was headed out and would be glad to give him a ride. He happily accepted and bailed into the truck. I dropped him off at the laundry mat and away I went to meet the boat. Really small group today and as I soon found out….. a ‘handful‘ for the Dive Master and Captain to deal with……. Being an ‘unofficial’ ‘official’ member of the staff – I stepped in where I could to help with said ‘handful’…… they kept us all busy on both dives.

First dive – the visibility SUCKED…… no other way to put it – but I managed some fairly decent pictures despite it. Second dive was a LOT more relaxed and gave me a lot more time to ”fiddle” with my camera….. I [finally] got one decent picture of a Giant Green Moray Eel [my favorite]……like the last one – he was wedged WAY back in a crevice and I couldn’t hardly get to him….. but did manage one decent shot. Also managed a couple of quality seconds with a small Green Sea turtle, so no complaints from the ole fat boy~! If I would have had the air – I would have spent a three or four hours on that dive~! Finally back at the dock – I pitched in and helped get all the empty SCUBA tanks, and the Captain and Divemaster back to their place – before heading back West to my Queen. As I rinsed my gear and got everything put up – she plied me with alcohol [I knew I loved her for a reason] as we sat and discussed her day and my dives. We were very pleasantly interrupted by a call from our Damn Neighbors……  Sister Camilla paused her bible study long enough to bless us with her companionship. We also talked at length about my Sister and how I was dealing with it. She kindly offered up their home and one of their vehicles, if I needed to make an emergency dash back to the states. An offer made by most of my girls and a couple of other friends… but coming from our Damn Neighbors…. just seems to make it special…… wow, veering slightly off course, while I tried to wolf down smashed taters, meatloaf and corn on the cob…. the sentiment remains. Right now, the plan is to wait and see how little Sister does…. and dive my brains out in the interim.

Besides shopping for a new pair of dive booties tomorrow after I get the yard mowed….. rest of the weekend is planned to spend quietly and peacefully with my Queen. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend~!!

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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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