Gettin’ some schoolin’~~~~

Kinda of a weird Saturday here in our little island abode today. Instead of the usual attempt at sleeping in and a low slow casual kind of day – we were both up early. My Bride was once again helping out at Blues and while my dive wasn’t scheduled until 1:30 in the afternoon, I was supposed to be in at the shop at 08:30 for some learning. One of the requirements for Dive Master is to be EFR certified. I also had to have that certification for my Rescue Diver certification, which I had, but the EFR/CPR part of it expires after 2 years, so I had to get recertified. That’s what the training at the shop was about. I had already finished all of my on-line stuff and needed to demonstrate ‘hands on’ capabilities. Kinda scary to see how much of that stuff came back when it came time to apply it. I breezed through the class room stuff (written test and demonstrations). Guess I may have been a little bit to gung ho as I think I broke the ‘victim’. It has [had] an internal mechanism that would “click” to let you know you were compressing the chest far enough. It didn’t work to good when I was done. The Instructor said that I definitely was compressing far enough. I remember the last “victim” that I trained on was a lot harder to compress than this one.  Maybe it’s just my rock hard abs driving my muscle riddled shoulders down that made it seem easier…… LOL  😉    Even I couldn’t not laugh typing that. The weight of my gut pulling down on my shoulders is more like it. LOL   Anyhow……… I passed all the tests/exercises and the Instructor said I was done. I did a little running around afterward, to the dump and then the store for a couple of odds and ends.

The dive that was planned for the after noon was called off due to impending weather. It was not only a dive but was to be followed up with some wine drinking afterwards by the ladies on the dive. Apparently several places on the island cancelled their afternoon activities because of the threat. Happily/sadly….. nothing came. Skies were overcast and it drizzled quite a bit, but so far, that’s it. HOWEVER…. as I type this, the intensity if the rain is picking up and thunder is starting to roll…… so maybe it’s just slow getting here. Not supposed to be anything evil…… just heavy rains and maybe a little wind with it. We’ll be fine here in our little concrete bunker. Just hope we keep electricity and internet. We have watched a couple of movies today (we both got home about the same time and moved almost straight to the couch) First one was Journey 2 with Dwayne Johnson and the second one was one of those sappy love stories my bride likes. First one was entertaining…. stupid…. but entertaining….. the second one was… well….. Angie liked it so that’s all that matters  😉  All in all….. a pretty good day. Tomorrow, a day off for both of us…… yay~!

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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