Ah Sunday – a day of rela…………. dammit.

Sitting here last night wrapping up my on line stuff and I get a ping from one of the Dive Masters from the shop……. “Hey – you on the boat tomorrow?”  Well, I hadn’t intended to be, but can be if needed….. “It would help me out……..” Done – I showed up bright and early the next morning [this morning] leaving my Queen to sleep in a little bit [I hoped] and recover from a fairly hectic couple of weeks. Helped get tanks loaded…. loaded my gear and got it ready. Ensuing conversation determined – it was probably best if I leave my camera on the boat and be ready to react if necessary. As it turns out it was necessary….. several times…… first time I retrieved a young lady who kept floating to the top (before it was time to)….. another young lady was trying to ‘freak out‘ a little bit because she thought she was too low on air. Yet another young lady was worried about descending too fast ( it had been years since she and her husband had made a dive). I reassured her I would be right there beside her the entire dive to tend to her if needed, which I did……in the middle of that I had to dart out and catch another young lady whose tank had come loose and was flailing around behind her, make her seriously struggle to swim. I caught up to her, stopped her, wrestled the tank back onto her back and got it strapped in, before re-taking my position next to the worried diver. So all-in-all….. it was probably a good thing I left my camera on the boat…… but BOY-HOWDY was I lost when I first dropped on that first dive….. I had no friggin’ idea what to do with my hands~!!! Seriously — I spent the first 10 minutes of the dive trying to figure how what to do without a camera in my hands……. it was weird/freaky~! Even the Dive master on the second load was “making fun” of me because I didn’t ‘look right’ without my rig in front of me…… Guess it all worked out though. I received multiple compliments and thank yous from the various young ladies that I helped out. A pretty good feeling~~~

Unless I hear different between now and then – the plan is to take tomorrow off and get some house/yard maintenance done….. then will return to diving for the rest of the week. I did manage to snag a couple of pictures with my phone for the exit shots on the boat (You didn’t really think I was going to go ALL day without taking at least some pictures did you ???)     😉

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~!!!! ;-)

2 thoughts on “Ah Sunday – a day of rela…………. dammit.”

  1. Your blog is so much fun to read! And your amazing shots you get goes without saying! 🙌🏼 📷 🤿 It’s been a looong time since anyone referred to me as a ‘young lady’ but I’ll gladly take it! 😉
    Thank you for being so thoughtful and helpful! My husband (Marc) is a newly certified diver and it had only been 34 years since I had had a reg in my mouth! 😅🤣 5 straight days of diving was awesome! I’m READY for more!!! Hope to be back soon!!!

    1. Hi Janelle –
      So nice to hear from you, especially on here. I rarely ever get visiting divers reading my blog. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It just gives me a place to ramble a little bit – and enables my family back in the states to keep up with what the wife and I are doing here on our little rock. I thoroughly enjoyed you and Marc’s company (in the truck and on the boat). It was my absolute pleasure to help you feel more comfortable/safe in the water and you are extremely photogenic so there is that as well. Thank you for all the kind words about my pictures. Between my new lights and learning something new about my camera almost everyday – I have been having a ball taking pictures. Folks like you and Marc just make it that much more enjoyable. Hurry back and see us again ‘young lady’ 😉
      Not sure if you ever got my Gallery address before you left… when you get a minute – check it out at: BillHein.PassGallery.com – Please let me know if you have trouble accessing it. I think you’ll enjoy it.
      Take Care,
      Bill

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