Coming back to normal….. maybe

After a fairly reasonable night’s sleep – I was a little taken aback at the fact when I tried to stand up – my back tried to give out on me…… dammit emmit I figured it would be better by now. Once I got up and moving it did start to feel a little better and I proceeded to take all of my batteries off charge and start loading camera equipment. My Bride joined me after a bit and we sat and had coffee and finished waking up. I grabbed my gear bag and slung it up over my shoulder with minimal pain or effort – so I figured I was good to go. Got to the marina – loaded my gear, put my camera together and helped welcome the guests on board for the morning. Fairly small group (7 divers) and soon we were underway. Due to crew shortage… I fill in as necessary (extra eyes and muscle)….. it helps them out and I don’t mind. Visibility on both dives still left a lot to be desired – but a definite improvement over the weekend ‘Discover’ dive with Michael and the boys. I’ll be glad for it to return….. it makes getting decent pictures dang near impossible the way it is now. I managed some today – but none brag worthy. Saw 2 sharks on the second dive and neither one of them want a thing to do with me. I did find a small nurse shark who was pretty cooperative and a Stingray that was mostly cooperative…… some nice corals and fans and all the divers to get their pictures… so I stayed nice and busy – and I loved it. I actually forgot my back hurting until I had to climb up into the boat – there was a reminder~! A very long, very bouncy ride to the second dive site did not help my back any….. just kept reminding me it was there. Coming up after the second dive was a little bit better….. now back, gear rinsed. I ran into town to pick up laundry (apparently my Queen has picked up the same kind of ‘bug’ I had last week and didn’t feel like doing laundry) – So I picked up some Imodium (or something like that) and the laundry. Got the meds into my Queen, and started folding laundry in between editing pictures and getting them put up on line. The laundry folded the clothes’, but most were inside out and folded very poorly. Laundry done, I got Angie to eat a little bit….. gonna do dishes and catch a shower and hopefully get us both into bed early tonight. More diving tomorrow~! We’re diving out on this end of the island tomorrow so I have the short drive to ‘work’~! Yay~!!

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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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