The long way around…….

Up after a toasty night…… I hate to say it, but think the A/C has to come on tonight. I laid there and sweated a whole set more than I would have liked before I finally cooled off and fell asleep. I came out of my deep sleep often enough to also realize that it was right on the edge of clammy during the night. The night air cooled off, but was awfully damp, which is not exactly what you’re after for sleeping conditions. We’ll see….. there is still a nice breeze going right now to help take the sizzle off of our setting sun. I just logged my dives for today and my computer is already showing 81° for the two dives today. The water temperature just started going up the 9th of this month….. jeesh that is a scary jump (78° – 81°). While the warmer water might feel good, it is also good for boosting hurricane’s… which is a big bummer. I kinda digressed though. While watching our new ‘non series’ show (still haven’t found out what OA stands for yet) a ping came in from the dive shop chat board that I am on. I picked up my phone [without my glasses] and saw it was a copy of the schedule board. From what I could see, it hadn’t changed from the last half a dozen times they posted it….. so I didn’t pay it much mind. This morning after getting all my gear put together, making me and my Bride some breakfast, I saw my Queen off on her way for her day at Blues and I jumped into the truck and was right behind her on my way to the marina. Except when I came around the corner where I can first see the marina and the boat (and where I always think to myself….. “That’s my Boat“…..) I didn’t see my boat….. dammit Emmit~! I went the extra 3 minutes or so to the parking lot of the marina, pulled up my phone and the message I got the previous night and because I was wearing my glasses now… I could very plainly see the word ‘West‘ penciled in on today’s slot~! DAMMIT Emmit~!! Can’t be mad at anybody but my dumb self…….. I shot a quick note letting everybody know ‘I’m an idiot‘ and that I was on my way back. Driving maybe a smidge aggressively….. I made record time and got back, got on the boat and ready before any of our guests showed up. All was right with the world again. I once again have 2 big ole strobes to take pictures with (even though I have a puny video light…. at least I have a light for that). This mornings boat turned out to be a lot smaller than it was supposed to be, so that is always a plus for me…… and the folks we had on board were fun agreeable folks, which just makes the day that much better~! More diving tomorrow— out at Salt River….. I think  😉

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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