Lordy, Lordy………..

Hi all,

Standard quick apology for being absent….. these last 3 days days…… slap my a$$ and call me Judy……. I took this past Monday off for a Doctors appointment….. I think we had that conversation didn’t we ??? Pretty sure we did. Tuesday and Wednesday I got put to the test….. The ‘morning’ boat was IDC candidates (Instructor Development Course)… it consisted of 3 separate dives, with candidates performing various tasks assigned by the Course Director. These are not your run of the mill abut in 30′ of water….. these go deep and last usually a minimum of 30 minutes (the deeper the dive, the shorter the length of the dive for conventional diving). Three groups of 2— so I spent an inordinate amount of time chasing folks to get pictures. Not just people pictures…….. My pictures must also convey what is going on in the picture [without having someone explaining what is going on]….. so I am kept quite busy……. after those three times and emptying the boat of a LOT of tanks between dives… the boat has to be reloaded with tanks for the the afternoon dives…….. those dives being with a really fun group out of Washington DC. There are 17 of them – which makes for a really busy boat/dives. Two dives with them…. for a  total of 5 dives for the day.    For those folks who have yet to broach the tender age that I am……. [youngsters]…… 4 dives a day is a LOT.  Factor in my type photography into the dive and the ‘Oh My Goodness my A$$ is dragging” factors goes way up. Not complaining…. just helping you understand why I have weenied out on you the past couple of days. I did ‘those’ days…. Tuesday AND Wednesday……. opting out of afternoon dives today – I did the two morning dives with the DC group today and came back to try and catch up on a “$hit-ton” of editing…….. I am closer than I was this time yesterday (7:00pm) but still have hundreds of shots to work on. I do have them uploaded and all put into their respective files….. but still lots to do.

We have a really busy weekend ahead of us. Sunday there is going to be a memorial dive for a friend who very recently passed away. After the dive – my Queen and I are hosting a memorial get together kind of thing at our house after the dive……. sponsored by the Island Dive Club (CRABBS). Nothing fancy— just the grill going and a lot of people hanging out talking about and remembering a fellow friend and diver. Should be a nice day…. just some effort on our part prepping for it. (We need to clean a little bit) 😉 and I’m manning the grill, so I need to get it cleaned up and make sure it is ready for a busy day. I think I still got it~~~~~ 😉  Tons and tons of pictures for you…. will try not to duplicate and I should be back to routine for a couple of days at least……..

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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