What did I do ??

Up bright and early in anticipation of another day of stepping off the back of that big ole boat and into that gorgeous blue water. With the massive decrease in my alcohol consumption (jeez I’m becoming a dull old fart) my bathroom routine is greatly diminished so I have plenty of time to catch up on world events and all the fluff that is Face Book. Got batteries all swapped out and all my gear loaded into the truck, came back in and made me my normal righteous breakfast and was enjoying it when my Queen came out and joined me. She did not have to work today, so she slept in a little bit. On the boat and gear all put together and ready to roll by the time our guests started showing up. A little bit bigger group today. I knew some of them from dives a day or so ago and three new [to me] folks. I gave them my spiel as we motored out of the marina and we were soon sinking beneath some right fine sporty waves. Nothing spectacular about these two dives. I did manage a couple of fairly decent shark shots…. another big Lobster and lots of fun people pictures. All in a days work for a staff photographer. Lot’s of conversation on the boat during the course of the day about the approaching night dive (tomorrow night).  I took a lot of ribbing and kidding about going on the night dive because all my ‘co-harts’ know I do not like or ‘do’ night dives. I have done enough of them to know, I don’t like them. Let me re-phrase that….. I don’t like doing them with other people. I can get some amazing shots at night (that is when ALL the critters come out…. so lots and LOTS and LOTS of photo opportunities)…… BUT….. most people know that “the photographer” always has a lot of light around him and they tend to hang out near him….. and usually bumping into them, or hanging onto them or stirring up the sand around him… or otherwise just aggravating the @#$%^&o out of him. So you kinda see where I am going with this ?  Just now, sitting here editing pictures…. I wound up in an online discussion about the night dive and before I knew it real good….. I am now signed up to go on said night dive. Dammit Emmit. Yes, I could take myself out of the dive…… but ya got to get yourself uncomfortable every once in a while…… you know….. kinda keepin’ yourself on your toes and “not letting the old man in”………  😉   ((Probably no blog tomorrow))

Good Night Y’all * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Thankx for stopping in~!

Vera – – LOTS of EEL pictures below~~


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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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