A new day……

Up bright and early…. fell right into a pretty common routine now…… time in the ‘lou‘…. come out – get the fans turned on, open the shutters….. swap out batteries in the strobes… load old batteries into charger…… catch up on the news then switch over to FB. Bump charge the camera battery……. once it’s ready…. load into camera, check to ensure all of the lenses and covers are clear and polished. Load camera into tray, then haul it and the accessory case out to the truck…….. come back for some more FB… read comments left for me over night, update my music trivia spreadsheet…. Into kitchen for a couple of eggs and hopefully some kind of meat…… sometimes it’s a left over hot dog, sometimes a left over burger…… better yet….. some sausage available. I like Kielbasa.. but recently have been going with a turkey blend of the same type of sausage… but a smidge healthier….. hey – I’m tryin~! Inhale my breakfast wishing I had a couple of big ole warm biscuits smother with butter and dripping with honey to sop up the little bit of egg yolk left on the plate, but probably a good thing I don’t have them……. get up, put together my beer cooler (if we’re diving out of Salt River) and set it on the counter by the door. Back to FB to finish up catching up on the latest Bull stuff………. by 07:30, I’m out the door with said beer cooler in tow…….

Coming back at the end of a two-tank dive has pretty much it’s own routine too…… Bring in the now mostly lighter beer cooler……. pause at the door to drop my camera into my very own personal rinse bucket for my camera….. drop off my keys, hat, and accessory bag – then back outside to rinse my gear….. fins first, then dive booties, mask….. then over to the Octo and regulators, then to my BC and lastly my rash guard (the shirt I wear while diving)……. come in the house, get a bottle of re-hydrate and set down for a breather while I upload the pictures taken with my phone. Depending on the time….. I’ll get my camera out of the water and dig out the actual camera and start uploading pictures from it (usually around 250 – 300 pictures) while I run through the shower and knock of the days quota of salt…… That done… I settle in for 2 -3 hours of editing and up loading pictures…… quite the routine. Somewhere in there, my Bride shows up and makes us a drink and we both start winding down for the day. ……… and we’re making a couple of bucks in the process…… Her from a day in the ATV office — me from trying to get the local sharks to ‘come see me’. A pretty good retirement by our standards……. The boat is out West [my end of the island] due to anticipated nasty weather…..so I won’t need the beer cooler and don’t have to leave until 08:00……. yay~! THINK I have 3 dives tomorrow…. regular two dives in the morning and a “Junior Dive Day” in the afternoon… That will make 17 dives…. this week.  I like it~!

Good Night Ya’ll # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Thankx for stopping in~!

From nose to tail – this turtle was almost as long as I am…….

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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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