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~!