Diving, diving, diving~~~~

Well I guess by my standards…. another ‘wish‘ of mine has come to fruition…. I am not only diving for free…. but making some fairly nice money doing it ( for someone who is retired) Because I stepped up and am participating in most boat chores….. I am now being called out as staff during each mornings boat briefings and get my own little spiel about being ‘the photographer‘ for the boat. I don’t mind the extra bit I’m putting out helping with boat chores, as the ‘crew’ are expressing their appreciation by sharing their tips with me…… I tell them each time it is not necessary…. but humbly accept them anyway…… pretty nice ‘pocket change’ for someone who is retired……. Had a mostly new crowd on board today and I spent both dives chasing people trying to get their picture and framing a shot so there is/was something ‘cool’ in the back/fore ground…………… plus I got to chase [uncooperative] sharks and take a lot of fun shots along the way…….

The kids rode with me to the dive this morning (and of course, back) afterwards. I stopped at the dive shop to discuss my displeasure with the lights I purchased from them – and after a half hour or so of fairly intense conversation – I walked out with a brand spanking new strobe – to replace the #$%^&^%$ strobe that I brought in. I wasn’t expecting that and it was a nice perk to help wrap up what was a really nice wonderful day. Two nice dives [especially having the kids along] mostly cooperative subjects to take pictures of…… I even got the one other photographer on the load to pose for me with his wife…….. so I’m pretty content with the way the day turned out.

My Queen made a nice Lasagna for dinner… with a Ding-Dong for dessert….. so my belly is happy as I sit and sip Vodka/Cranberry while I sit and type this. Looking at the schedule for the next week or two…. wooo-weee.…. between taking pictures and riding ATV’s – I’m gonna be one very busy old fat guy….. but I like it~! Means I have something to chatter with you all about plus LOTS of new pictures for you….. but for now – I’m in serious need of a shower. I have a big day tomorrow…details tomorrow….. so I want to get showered and ready for bed soon….

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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