Surprise work day

I mentioned the other day that yesterday would be a 3 dive day— the last dive of the day being our “Jr” Dive day where parents bring their kids out and either drop them off with us or come with them and make a dive with them. Lately we have been getting more parents coming along on the dive. I’d like to think the ability to be able to get a professional photograph of them and their kids underwater maybe had a little bit to do with that. Hey- a guy can wish can’t he ??  😉  The dive went off without a hitch and the kids were every bit as much of a challenge as I thought they were gonna be, but everyone had a good time and nobody got hurt. That’s a win to me every time. At the end of the dive, there was a bit of a gathering for one of our Junior Dive Masters to celebrate her birthday. There was drinks, pizza and cake and we all sat around and chatted a bit. From there we left and went to the ‘Staff’ house for another celebration. One of the newer Instructor/Divemaster just finished her final Chemo treatment and has been declared cancer free. Always, always a good thing~! I went out and hung out there for a little bit. Long enough to drink a beer or two and give my good wishes to the young lady the party was for. While I was there, the boss asked me if I was ‘on the boat tomorrow’? I told her that I had not intended to be. She then indicated we had a very special guest on board the boat and that I probably needed to be on it. Alrighty then~!! Who needs a day off right ? As it turns out our VIP was none other than the Governor of the US Virgin Islands himself and his Daughter. Yes, I can see why the boss wanted me on the load. So I cut out of the second party because I no longer had the next day off to edit 3 dives worth of pictures. (That equates to approx. 700 pictures to go through) Knowing the number of people looking forward to seeing their pictures…… I went back to the house and sat down and dutifully started editing pictures……. until a little after 10:30 to get them all done and posted….. I dropped straight into bed after that which is why you didn’t see or hear from me last night.

So now— The Governor’s dive pictures are all edited and posted [please do not make any statements on Face Book about the Governor diving today…… I’m not sure if the boss wants that advertised yet or not-Thankx] So I am taking tomorrow off to spend the day with my Queen, then diving the rest of the week. We have 2 cruise ships in on the same day this week….. ought to be interesting to see if they let the people off of the ship this time.

Good Night Y’all : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 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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