Days ‘off ‘

After a fairly mediocre couple of dives on Sunday….. I am taking a couple of days ‘off’. The new group is out of Shreveport Louisiana, which I thought would make it an extra good time… but- not so much… go figure. Sounds a little bit funny to say days “off” being gainfully retired and all…… but stands to reason when I finally accepted the fact….. I don’t retire well. Seems as though I need to be doing something…… it’s just that I prefer to being doing something I enjoy doing versus all that pesky a$$ work ‘stuff’. There is an old adage that goes something like ‘do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life’…… that is mostly kinda true I guess. While I am logging 6 & 7 days in a row at work, I am still fascinated every time I drop below the water…. every day starts to pile up a little bit though….. not just the diving, but the editing, not getting to spend as much quality time with my Queen as I think I should be….. you know, that kind of stuff. So a day or two is warranted…….. Plus me and my gear both actually get a chance to dry out and relax. Sit and do mostly nothing. My Bride made us a nice breakfast and we enjoyed the entire day absolutely nothing afterwards. We watched a couple of movies… First one was Volcano, Mountain of Fire – a mostly cheesy knock off of Dante’s Peak – which included “B” acting and D- CGI effects….. but it was kinda entertaining. We opted away from ‘adventure’ type movies for the next one and went with one I’m sure my Bride would like. A couple of still relatively big names in it – Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in it: And So it Goes. Bad as I hated to admit it – I enjoyed it…. OMG I think I may be starting to soften up maybe ????? Nah~~~! It’s a feel good kinda movie and I don’t think you’ll regret watching it…. check it out.

As much as I would like tomorrow to be a repeat of today – I think I’m gonna have to insert 3 hours or so of lawn mowing and weed eating. We have had just enough rain on this end of the island that the grass is trying to grow again. Dammit Emmit~! Love to see everything turning nice and beautiful and green, but mowing every 3-4 days starts to get annoying after a while…… but I’m the one that wants the yard looking ‘just so’…… so I’ll shut my mouth about it and mow….. Sorry about missing last night. Between diving, drinking, editing pictures, drinking, picking neighbors up from the airport, drinking, hanging out with said neighbors when they came over…… by the time they headed back to their house – it was much to late and I was much to ‘tired‘ to contend with a keyboard…… island life~!

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~!!!! ;-)

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