Kinda like a pin ball

Here I am again……… kinda feel like a pin ball this week. On again, off again and all over the place. There have been a couple of days where I was just plain ole worn out. The days I have been doing my Dive Master classes in particular are taxing- because I have to use my brain too  😉    Yesterday we had to tread water for 15 minutes….. easy enough to do in salt water……. but you got an extra point, if your hands were up out of the water for the last two minutes. Well brothers and sisters let me tell ya…… I need all the ‘extra’ points I can get. I have been pretty much nailing all the other stuff but just making the median scores. Not that I ain’t been tryin’ though~! We have 3 big swim tests coming up…… tests that score a lot…… tests that I am dreading….. because I’m not sure I can complete them let alone complete them in the allotted time. One for sure, I’m fairly certain, I’m not going to ‘make it’. It is a very long swim (400 yards without mask, snorkel or fins) and it is timed.  The other one is twice the distance, but you get to use mask, fins and a snorkel. I can rely on my legs for that and just hope my lungs hold out.      The other one…… Uuggh… I have not had a usable Rotator Cuff in my right shoulder now for probably close to 10 years and conventional swimming [for me] is almost impossible. I can’t throw a baseball more than about 30′ without intense pain. There are a couple of styles of swimming (on the surface) I can do – but will never be able to cover that distance in that time span. The other two – I should be able to do. I may not set any records doing it… but I’ll be able to do. The third one is towing an “unconscious/tired” diver for a 150 yards. Here again, mostly done by legs and mine haven’t failed met yet. Just that one friggin’ swim~!! It is starting to haunt me when I am trying to go to sleep at night. I just may corral the Instructor and have him go out and time me and get it over with. Or I guess I could get him drunk and bribe him…..  😉  JUST kidding~!! He has a lot more class than that. If I score enough ‘bonus’ points…. all I need is to score a”1” on that swim….. but that means completing the swim……. Should be an interesting day in the water.

Speaking of interesting days…… a tad bit ‘sporty’ out on the water today….. sure made it interesting trying to get back on the boat…….. hot diggety dog…. but we all made it and no one got hurt~!! There was lots of shark action for me today as well…… so I have LOTS of shark pictures for you today~!! I think the rest of my days are short ones until we leave. I have some on-line stuff to get done, but the web site is officially FUBAR’d…… so I can’t do that yet~~~ Gotta love all this new age, internet web thingys stuff you get to deal with now days……….

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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