Whew….. long days……

Yesterday was a bit of a surprise for me, being reassigned. The boat only had a couple of folks on it and there was a young lady that had won a scholarship or grant, or something similar to learn SCUBA diving and the boss wanted me to document her training. Alrighty then – I’m on it~! However, before her training started, there were two sets of couples that were doing a DSD, booking through our only All-Inclusive resort here on the island and the boss wanted that shot as well (both of them) So– two DSD’s before the young lady started her training. The first couple were very excited to try out SCUBA diving. Maybe a smidge too excited. Although she didn’t express it— I’m sure the young Instructor was very happy I was along. We spent the better part of their hour long dive, chasing them and correcting small issues they were having. I would snag one and get them under control and the Instructor would take them off of my hands. While she was dealing with that, the other person would get into some kind of jam…. floating, sinking, flooding mask, chasing stuff…… just to name some of the things, so I would take off and go after them and the whole process would repeat…. jeeez that was tiring….. plus, I had to try and get some pictures during the middle of that circus. They finally settled down and the last 10-15 minutes of the dive was fairly tame. The second couple showed up as the first couple walked off and we repeated the whole thing again. This couple had some [pretty typical] issues, but overall did a really good job and thankfully tired out after 30 minutes or so. By the time we got them back to the shop, the young lady (Meg) was there waiting on us. She had some class room training to finish up and by the time we got done with the water portion of her training, it was almost 5:00pm. Pacing a student learning their Open Water certification is tiring for an old fat boy…. especially with the morning I just had. I drug all my gear home and tied into editing pictures and getting them posted. By the time I finished up it was 10:30pm and I was just too whooped to do anything except fall into bed….. so, sorry I didn’t get anything put up.

Day two of Megs training didn’t start until noon today, so I got to sleep in a bit and got a good breakfast in me. First half of the day was pretty hectic as she had to repeat almost everything she learned yesterday and finish up another half dozen tasks. Once she finished that (she rocked it!) We did a ‘fun’ dive and got to relax and let her enjoy her training. I didn’t get back here until almost 5:00 again – but all I had was pictures from her training and the fun dive, so I got them knocked out pretty quick. I have already got my shower, been fed a pork chop and some Mac-N-cheese and ready to hit the couch if there is time…. it’s almost 9:40 now. Off for the next couple of days. Other than mowing, nothing planned.

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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