Gettin’ wet~!!

Headed out under a cloudy, gray, overcast day to make a couple of dives this morning. I no longer worry about the weather being bright and sunny as I provide my own light now when taking pictures….. although brilliant sunlight does make it easier seeing things. Not a problem today on my first dive – as I literally had to use my camera to bump a shark away from me~! Yes – he was that close and I was [for about 10 seconds] afraid I had done a little to good of a job ‘calling‘ the sharks into me. Before I could blink real good, I went from 2 sharks at a distance to 5 sharks all up in my grill…. and in those 10 seconds thought… “way to go fat boy…. NOW you done it~!” But the adrenalin rush I got…… OMG~! As good as any time I ever jumped out of an airplane…. WOW WOW WOW………. even now,safe and sound here in my chair… my heart beat still picks up a little bit thinking about it – scared out of my mind and loving it all at the same time. AWESOME, AWESOME~!

Second dive had sharks, but not near as close or aggressive as the first dive – Had a wonderful turtle encounter….. very nice…. she couldn’t have cared less that I had my camera almost resting on her while getting some up close and personal shots of her. I didn’t realize it until I was almost in the water, but got kinda of ‘recruited’ to shoot some pictures of 4 young women who were finishing up their Open water certification…. no worries – happy to do it – but I will be talking to the owner about some kind of compensation. My pictures are starting to garner enough attention now – that I think it’s time to start collecting on the effort I am putting in learning my trade……..

Back home – editing my pictures….. my bride ran and got us sammiches. Was supposed to come from our favorite¬† sammich shop, as tonight was their last night in business and by the time she got there – they were sold out. A wonderful couple who ran the place are heading back to the states to spend their ‘golden years’ with their family……. so she ran on out to Subway and picked us up a couple of sammiches…… bastards, are still saying they no longer offer the ‘Club’ [my favorite sammich from them]…… but I made do with the pitiful offering they are serving as a replacement.

The sun is about set – my belly is full and so is my ‘snoot‘….. already had my shower, so bed time hopefully not to far away as I have another day of diving tomorrow. Trying to get in as much time underwater as I can before we head back to the land of snow, ice and nasty cold temperatures…… I love my children and Grandkids…… but not 100% sure tolerating that weather will be worth seeing them…… and yes – I’m joking – so don’t go getting your knickers in a knot~!

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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