Valentines Day~

Been a day or two since I have been on here…… Lots going on in our quiet little retired life here on the island. Saturday I was up way later than I cared for editing and uploading pictures from a busy day of diving. The last dive was the “JR” dive. Fairly decent turn out. Kinda sad that we didn’t have very many parents attend this time. I always enjoy watching the parents and their kids in the water…..also makes for some great pictures. We made the best out of it and everybody had a great time. The morning boat had several ‘new to me’ people on board and all seemed interested in photo’s. Those dives are fun as well. I don’t enjoy [as much] the occasions where divers are ‘too cool‘ to have their pictures taken or they’re PO’ed/Upset/jealous/whatever that you want to call it that you want to take their pictures even though they have their camera with them….. it happens. I want to grab them by the ears and shake them and tell them I am doing a job….. I honestly don’t care if your camera is bigger/nicer/smaller/cheaper/has more lights/filters or other stuff than mine does…. I really don’t. I know there will always be someone, who will have a much nicer camera than mine (and probably better at using it) than I am and have zero issues with that as well. I tell them early in my ‘spiel’ that there is no added charge or fee for the pictures I take. I think there is a small percentage that still don’t believe me, until they actually download their pictures……. I also get to see and read and hear about people who are thrilled with their pictures and that always makes up for any of the spoil sports I have to deal with. Plus I take immense pride when my other pictures (sharks, turtles, corals, etc. ) come out looking real good.  It’s a great retirement gig~!

Of course, last night was the Super Bowl and while I did not watch a lot of the noise leading up to it, I stayed sufficiently distracted enough that by the time the game came on – I didn’t get any writing done…… I think I did do a FB thing right before the game started, but that was about it. Game was (in my opinion) very unremarkable…… I think the Bengals gave it away there in the last 5 minutes….. I guess you probably have also heard all the ‘fuss’ about the half time show.  You probably have your opinion on it as well. I thought it was stupid, which falls nicely in line with the way the rest of the states is acting right now….. so I guess it was appropriate. All I know, is if I paid anywhere near the outrageous prices I heard about for tickets to that game and then had to sit through that mess….. I would not have been happy…… but that’s just me. Diving tomorrow… I think…. 2 dives minimum…. maybe 4. 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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