Now what………….

Last night after I retreated to the couch watching some Will & Grace, the inside corner of my eye started itching and I noticed when I rubbed it, in an effort to ‘scratch’ it… it was tender……Hmmmm…… I told my Bride it almost felt like I had a sty coming on….. Hmmmmm~~  Headed off to bed in anticipation of a busy day. Didn’t have hardly any distraction from my eye other than it continued to itch off and on. Finally rolled out of the sack around 05:30 and could definitely tell something was amiss. Not only did my eye feel puffy…… I couldn’t hardly open it. Dammit Emmit~! I washed my face multiple times with lukewarm water (we don’t really ever have cold water from our faucet). There wasn’t hardly any puss or ‘crumbs’ [eye boogers, whatever you call them) but it made my eye feel a little better and open up enough to see out of. Rest of the morning was pretty normal aside from the puffed up eye thing. I ate and headed on out. I told the Divemaster if the pressure started to hurt my eye, that I was going to quit and head back to the boat. Fortunately, diving didn’t bother my eye any at all. Now as I sit here, it’s starting to itch again and still a little puffy. I don’t know what in the hell it is. It’s not a sty….. there is no obvious scratch or anything….. God only knows…… A cold damp rag (out of the fridge) makes it feel a lot better…… I’ll give it a day or so and see what it does……..

The first dive today was good and sharky~!! LOTS of good shark pictures to add to my repertoire.  😉  Our VIP guests (which is why Suzanne wanted me on the boat today) are decent divers and easy to get along with, so it’ll be a little easier week because of it. Visibility on both dives left a lot to be desired, but I think it’s because of the deluge we had yesterday…… certainly hope the Viz clears up~! Makes diving a lot nicer with good Viz~~ The island is celebrating hard today, today being Emancipation Day…. and that is is a public holiday celebrated on the third of July to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the Danish West Indies. The Danish West India Company settled on what is now known as the US Virgin Islands in the 17th century, and brought the trans-Atlantic slave trade to these islands in 1673. A little bit of a history lesson for you. It’s a big holiday here on the island and the entire island is celebrating loud and proud. Beaches and parks through out the island are packed~! Tomorrow as you should know is when we [as a country] celebrate our independence….. usually a pretty tame affair here on the island simply because fireworks are dang near impossible for anyone to get. You have have to be specially licensed to buy them and then, they are insanely expensive……. go figure……

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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