Just before I went to bed last night – I checked everything that needed checked with my camera system…. that’s 20 different batteries to make sure they were all charged. I carefully sat and polished and buffed all the surfaces I thought would give me premium results…. everything was in place for a long day of diving and working perfectly. Rolled out about 5:30 and eased into my daily routine. I hooked up my camera for a bump charge [SOP] — but instead of the usual 10 minute charge….. it kept charging – way up past an hour. After making my breakfast – I pulled the camera off charge and tried using it…… the issue that had mysteriously developed over night is much to complicated to describe here – but let’s suffice to say – I spent the next two hours trying to get my camera to work….. jeez what a cluster****. I did my best not to panic and ‘make do’ with the capabilities that I had at the time. The situation only got worse as the day progressed….. I was talking to consultants on the pone, as well as texts trying to get myself out of this bind……………. It just did not manifest though….. by my second dive – I admitted defeat and didn’t even bring my camera with me. Because I left in a ‘flux’ that morning – turns out I left my GoPro laying on the table…. along with my diving computer~!!! It would be really hard for the day to get much worse……. I thought. As it turns out – I wound up kicking sharks away from me with my fins on both dives………. @#$%^&*()_ DAMMIT EMMITT~!!!! What are ya gonna do though. I had lamented my tale to a couple of the ‘regulars’ on the dive boat and had already resigned my self to the fact I was going to have to buy a new camera once I picked up Shawn & Cynthia from the air port. While I was waiting for time to leave – one of the guys from the shop pulled up outside the house, I went out to meet him and he got got out of his jeep – walked up and handed me a box and said it was from the ‘guys‘ on the staff……. it was a brand new camera [identical to the one I had so it fits my housing]. OMG…….. You could have knocked me over with a feather…….. I choked back tears and tried to swallow a lump in my throat that just wouldn’t go down……. I was speechless. I finally choked out a feeble thank you. He drank a beer and chatted a couple of minutes before heading out – while I continued to try and gather myself. It’s very rare someone “gets” me like that — but this group done it……. I still don’t have the words……… So even though there are no dives scheduled until at least Friday (slow season) – I’ll be ready when the need arises – and still will be available to provide you all with tons of pictures. What do you do for a situation like that ???
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