Not diving :-(

Up much, much earlier this morning than I wanted to be, but had an early morning medical appointment that required me to be there by 07:30, which meant leaving here about 06:45. As it turns out, traffic was light enough that early in the morning (I should have known) I could have waited until 10 after seven and still made it….. but you come to not rely on that kind of logic on this island. My appointment was for the MRI that was originally slated for the beginning of the year. Long story shortened….. the MRI was going to cost me $1600 and change with my previous insurance. One of the reasons I waited until now to do it, as you may remember, I am now a bona-fide card carrying member of Medicare. My out of pocket [so far] now is $261.00. Yes Sir– Much better~! The whole MRI ‘thing’ was a lot more taxing than I remember. A lot of holding my breath and whirring, banging, clanging and popping. Plus I had to have contrast so they had a hootus stuck in my arm as well. So not a pleasant way to spend the morning, especially since I could have been diving~! Please keep your fingers crossed that results come back favorable, this one ‘scares‘ me a little…………..

I stopped in at Office Max for some dry erase pens, stopped at the local butcher shop to redeem a gift certificate I got as a Christmas present from the [dive] shop. I am now the proud owner of a right impressive pile of  ½ lb burgers. Can’t wait to get them bad boys on the grill~! I spent the rest of the day bottle assing around. I got quite a few ‘piddly‘ things done…… I’ll not bore you with them. I will mention though, I did break down and clean and prepped the air conditioner in our bedroom to have it ready for use. I will continue to hold off as long as I can before firing it up, but at least it’s ready. Spent a lot of time getting my camera rig ready for tomorrow. I have a replacement flood light now and an extra strobe I can use if I need to.  Seems like it is always something~! My bride is finally home after a long day at Blues. Skies are clouding over and it is acting like it wants to rain. That would be fine…. we need the rain and it cools it off so I can put off firing up the A/C for another day  😉

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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