Tending the flock…….

A reasonably night’s sleep after my day of piddlin’ and bottle assing around. I got all my batteries bumped charged…. and all my gear put back together for one more day of diving. Made me a tasty yet non-filling breakfast (meaning I was still hungry when I finished it) before making my beer cooler, giving my now awake Bride a kiss and heading out the door. The news said we were supposed to have some ‘weather‘ today…..  amazingly – they got it right this time…… several fairly righteous little squalls rolled through drenching some parts of the island (and one dive boat that I know of). There was even a little bit of thunder and lightening in a couple of them……..  I had more of a working role in today’s dives than I usually do — 1 Dive Master for 11 people……. so I became the “other” Dive Master…… and I earned it. The vast majority of the divers were young [and  apparently] fairly inexperienced divers so they required a lot of ‘tending’ to. I watch over the group anyhow, but this group required enough interaction from me – that it cut [quite a bit] into my picture taking. I wound up only taking a third of the pictures I normally do.

I think I have mentioned the dive shop wants me to go ahead and get my Dive Master rating — even though I told them point blank – I do not want to be a Dive Master. I understand the technical side of that request…… so I will probably wind up doing it. Have decided though, that if I am paying that kind of money to get that certification (it isn’t cheap) – I will get paid a dang site more money when I am working in that capacity instead of a lowly photographer like I am now  😉  We have just finished eating as the sun drops and there is a faint grumble of thunder in the distance….. will welcome a little more rain if it comes our way. Tomorrow was supposed to be a day off – and I was actually going to try and watch a Colts game….. but have been mostly finagled into being on the boat again. My Queen had ‘blessed’ the decision…. so between diving with a big, brand new group of folks…. picking up neighbors from the airport and bringing them home, editing and upload pictures and meanwhile trying maybe to catch part of the game…….. AHHhhh…. retired life on an island~~~~

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

IMG_9314  <—— Squall video

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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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