Just not my day I guess…….

I started my prep work on my camera last night as I hadn’t touched it in 4 days and I needed to get it ready for another week of diving. Boy howdy did I get a surprise when I opened my first strobe’s battery compartment. A funky smell wafted out and the inside was all gummed up with rusty gunk. DAMMIT EMMIT~! I settled in cleaning and swabbing and all everything else I could think of to do including filling the battery compartment with rice. I got everything as clean and dry as I could and finally went to bed. Up bright and early – I dumped out the rice, did another clean job on the inside, took the big rubber 0-ring off and cleaned it and lubed it up and reassembled everything. I hooked it up to the camera and was delighted to no end that everything worked like it was supposed to. The only thing I lost out of it were the 4 batteries that were in it. I always have spare batteries – so I was in good shape. I made sure everything was sealed and tightened accordingly and doubled checked it again, right before I got in the water this morning. Dive was going good (lot’s of shark action) and the strobe was working perfectly…….. was…..about halfway through the dive, the flash-ready light went out and the strobe quit working. DAMMIT EMMIT~!! To shorten this up a little bit….. I had to shoot the rest of the dive and the entire second dive with 1 strobe…..makes it really tough to get the kind of pictures I’m used to getting with just 1 strobe…… but a new one is now on the way and when it gets here, I will have that defunct one sent back and hopefully repaired under warranty……. can’t wait to find out what the issue is. I also managed to drop by my phone on my way out to the truck this morning [without realizing it] and didn’t notice it until I got to the marina ….. DAMMIT EMMIT~!!! Didn’t realize how much I use it during the course of a work day until I didn’t have it. Bright side of it is that I didn’t run over it when I pulled out leaving~ I also forgot the red lens on my GoPro…… #$%^&^%$#~!!!!!!! I think maybe I should have stayed home today……. Now I need to work on the microphones for our little PA system we use for our dive club meeting….. I’m hoping all I need to do is change batteries. They keep cutting out, so hopefully an easy fix…….always something~! No rest for the weary….. or is that wicked ???  😉  Dive club meeting tomorrow night, so probably nothing on here tomorrow night…. we’ll see~~

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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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