AAHHHhhhh……..

Miserable, miserable night’s sleep last night….. jeez Louise I would like to understand how in the blue blazes I can sleep like a baby for a week in a row then turn around and have a night like last night~! It took dang near 2 hours for me to fall asleep and when I did I had to get up an hour later and whizz…… Dammit Emmit~! Then went back in and took another 30 minutes to get back to sleep. Pitiful I’m tellin’ ya…. just pitiful~! Brighter things to come though. My Bride was fairly close behind me getting up so we sat and had a nice [mostly] quiet morning. I got my camera put together and out to the truck then came in and made me breakfast. No boat scheduled for today which normally would mean a day off, but one of our guests had mentioned she wanted to dive the pier, but really didn’t want to do it by herself. Sounded like a great opportunity to help her out and score me some nice, easy, slow time with my camera. She is a fairly solid diver so I didn’t figure she would need much tending to. She was wanting to find a Sea horse on this dive – and we found one… actually TWO of them~! Plus, an Octopus, a beautiful turtle, some squid and more fish than you could shake a couple of sticks at. About the only thing we didn’t see was a Sting Ray. Very enjoyable dive and I got to squirrel around with my camera a little bit. I also got to exercise my newly certified Dive Master status. We spent 80 minutes underwater before I started running low on air…. I was getting tired of mouth breathing by that point anyway, so it worked out well for me. I kept tabs on her air and she had a little more than I did so I knew we were good. Got her back to the shop safely and she was extremely happy. I have shared beer with her after some of our previous dives and offered her to come home with me for a beer and meet my Queen. (I don’t bring beer with me on a pier dive because I live so close).

We got back to the house, introductions were made and we each had [several] icy cold beers. We munched on some snacks and just sat and chatted and got to know each other a little bit. I don’t normally do stuff like that with our guests, but she is a down home Southern woman and we share lots of things in common, so it was just a pleasure to sit and chat. Tomorrow I go back to ‘work’. Bumped into the boss at the shop and she shared some of her plans for the end of the week…. It appears I am going to have a very busy couple of days coming up……..hmmm~~

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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