From the ordinary to extraordinary……..

SORRY about missing last night….. no notice or anything – but it was the first night the island was [mostly] opened back up and a buddy was playing at Blues– so it made for the perfect excuse to travel to mid island…………… morning started off like usual…. I didn’t get grass cut because it rained off and on enough to keep it too wet to cut…… and nothing else got done….. we didn’t even watch any movies. Just odds and ends until it was time to take off. Heading towards mid-island, you couldn’t see anything in the distance because of rain coming down. It quit by the time we got to Blues – but the water we went through let us know that we missed a hellva down pour~! Found a spot in the weeds to park and walked into a crowd of old friends already celebrating the fact they got to sit [at the edge] of a bar and drink with friends. Everybody was mostly soggy because of the downpour – but that just makes for a little more enjoyment when you are with that particular group of people. Our buddy was on stage doing his thing while we drank and listened (and occasionally helped him sing). Just a truly wonderful night – to be back out amongst friends and not have to deal with that STUPID virus stuff. We drank and laughed until almost closing time, when I ”called it”. Paid our tab and carefully navigated our way back to our end of the island.

A pretty calm day today…. tasty breakfast… I ran into town to pick up that new pair of booties I was supposed to get yesterday. One of my very favorite Dive Masters [Anna] was working the store along with a ‘newbie’ [Aimee] – so once I got my booties picked out – I hung out and chatted JUST long enough for the skies to open up and for it to start raining like a cow pi$$ing on a flat rock…… DAMMIT Emmit…. there went getting the yard mowed [again]~! Before we moved out here – I ‘knew’ the West end of the island was the ”wet” end of the island….. but this is almost out of control this past several weeks~! That too shall pass. My Queen and I finally sat down to watch movies. First one was an older one with J-Lo and that good looking dude from Person of Interest [that my Queen really likes] called ANGEL EYES. A little bit predictable, but over all not terrible….. a strong 7+. Second one was DAD WANTED… again a tad predictable and ‘dubbed’ into English…. but still fun to watch – solid 6. Just started another one pointed out to me by dear friend Roland – My Octopus Teacher……. but before I could get good and ‘into’ it – texts from our Damn Neighbors pulled me away. Such a long story…… and due mostly to inappropriate language…. I won’t share it with you…….. but these two people reached out and in an act of kindness I’ll probably never be able to repay – have made sure that I [and my Queen] can come back to the states whenever we want without worrying about how to pay for it. They wanted to make sure I could get back to see my little Sister in case things take a rapid turn for the worse. So far – I am at an absolute loss for words on how to thank them………… but I will….. please be patient.

Scheduled a couple of 2-tanks boat dives for Monday and Tuesday……………!

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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