Smooth Sailing…… kinda

My alarm went off this morning and scared the bejesus out of me. It’s rare when I am actually sleeping soundly when that infernal thing goes off. Finally got it quieted and stumbled out of the bedroom to get myself ready for the day. I got an ‘extra’ half hour to get ready because I wasn’t going to have to make that drive to mid island today. I was under the mistaken impression there was a cruise ship in today and even though there was NOT…….. the boat was about as full as it could be. I had a bunch of ‘new to me’ folks on the boat, so I introduced myself to each of them and did my spiel about the photography that was going to happen on the day’s dives. Both dives turned out to be a lot more of a challenge than I cared for. More than the other two dive masters cared for, but we did what we had to do to make sure our guests were safe and having an enjoyable diving experience. Very happy to be finally back at the dock – I headed home and in short order was having a drink with my Queen and editing pictures. Because both dives were mildly shorter than usual and we had a short boat ride back to the dock and I only had a 3 minute drive to the house, I had my pictures edited and posted by just a smidge after 4:00~! Now I could get all kind of attached to that~! I made me a small…. well, not really small….. I made me a respectable turkey sammich with lettuce and ‘mater’s. MmMm good. I then sliced up the better part of the remaining tomato and cut it up. Sprinkled it [lightly] with salt and some pepper and gulped that down. MmMm good~! Dessert was a couple of Hostess crème filled cupcakes. Have any of you noticed how small those things are getting ??? That’s ridiculous…. they used to be the size of a pregnant hockey puck….. now their tiny little things not much bigger than a…… well, I can’t think of anything that size just yet….. but you get what I’m sayin’~~~ pitiful~!

I just found out the dive boat is not taking off until 10:00 tomorrow morning (it normally leaves at 08:30)….. giving a little extra time to maybe recruit a couple of divers from one of the cruise ships. Yup- you read that right…. tomorrow we are supposed to have two ships in at the same time. I have seen that once or twice since we’ve been here. Go for a year and something with no cruise ships, now they’re bringing them in two at a time. And then the government wonders why our Covid cases are going through the ceiling……. bunch of nimrods…… Oh well, that too shall pass I reckon….. for now — I get to stay up late [if I want] and sleep in a little bit [if I can].

Happy Birthday to my number ONE fan – Mrs. Vera Johnson~!

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~!!!! ;-)

2 thoughts on “Smooth Sailing…… kinda”

  1. Wow, those pictures are beyond good,,,you are really capturing so many awesome things, hard to point out any one or two things. Pictures today just extraordinary, or maybe just me, but loved them, you sound like you are feeling better,,, don’t know what girls talking about your private life,, but am sure they have you both under control,,,ha, thanks for birthday shout out. How does it feel to be 90? Tiring,,,, I am so tired tonight,,,,so many phone calls, texts etc, kept me busy all day, I did take break and took a nap, put phones on hold,,or took off hook, and quiet Ipad, as was getting a raspy voice, terrible back ache, and just all around tired, Rick brought stuff in I needed, and rest of day by myself,, I am still staying in, Judy just today out of, Quarantine from Covid, and felt should not come yet, I agreed,,,so, this OLD 90 YEAR old is going to bed, good night, have a great day tomorrow. Not letting family off hook ,,,we are celebrating my birthday when things ease up and we can be outside,,,, stay well, stay safe!

  2. Hi Vera—
    Happy to hear you had what sounds like a nice birthday. I don’t blame you a second for shutting everything off and getting some rest…. everybody else can wait until you’re ready for more. Glad you like the pictures. The more I take the better I’m getting. I’m learning lots of new tricks my camera is capable of and putting that knowledge to good use. Today’s pictures ought to be a good example of that.
    Take care of yourself~! (and yes— I’m feeling really good…. I have cut WAY back on alcohol and it’s helping a lot) 😉

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