Back in the grind ?

Up WAY earlier than I cared for this morning – to have ample time to do my morning ‘stuff‘ before heading for mid island for what was essentially a trial to see about possible employment. Due to sitting through a traffic tie up from what looked to be a really nasty wreck – I arrived only about 6 minutes early….. not terrible, but not “on time”…… (you know, the whole ‘if you’re 15 minutes early you’re on time – if you’re on time, you’re late’ thing~~)  Turns out – the job entails a WHOLE lot more than what I was initially led to believe…. some good – some not so good. A lot of technical stuff that requires remembering button and switches positions and doing things in order….. not really my forte…… then factor in doing some retail work, doing small repairs that require intelligence and manual dexterity AND being friendly to the customers~!! Jeeesh this guy is asking a lot~! The day wore on [albeit VERY slowly] and I managed my way through it. The boss finally said I could hit the road as it was 3:00 and the day looked to have come to an end…… He said I did good….. I didn’t get that feeling – but if he was happy with my performance – who am I to argue with him. Hours will be 8-4 Fridays and Saturday’s [for now] and I’m mostly good with that….. the pay is decent for the work being done, so can’t complain about that. I told him I would come back and go at it for a bit and see how it goes. That first day is always a little awkward, when you have no idea what you’re doing or how to do it…. so, I guess we’ll see.

I made it back to this end of the island and my Queen and she plied me with alcohol and fed me some delicious Spaghetti and now we are both sitting quietly listening to the plethora of frogs singing their chorus outside our window. Not sure what tomorrow is gonna bring – dive boat is full and besides – I’m kinda looking forward to a down day — I’m not used to the 8 hour day [or close to them] – so we’ll see what happens…. dive pictures from the other day for now~~~

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

Corals, Sponges and a big Green Moray Eel~!
I got to spend a LOT of time with this Eel

Giant Green Moray Eel – I Love ‘Em~!!
The Pinnacle that is Sea Mount…. (name of the Dive Site) Hard to tell, but this things juts up about 90′ from the bottom~!

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SHARKS – LOOOOTS of them~!!
SHARKS – LOOOOTS of them~!!
SHARKS – LOOOOTS of them~!!
I had trouble getting them in close to me this time~!
Big ole fan coral
Big ole fan coral
Amazing colors~!
Amazing colors~!
Amazing colors~!
So many Amazing colors~!

Had to go back to my ‘buddy’ the Eel
Lion Fish Hunters

Lobster Hunter Mike

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SOOO many gorgeous colors~!



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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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