Returning to the deep…….

Up way ahead of my alarm this morning in anticipation of getting back in the water after 9 days~!! I was almost nervous this morning making sure all batteries were fresh bump charged and making sure I had my camera put back together properly. Being Labor Day morning and after what must have been a hearty night of partying, the island was amazingly calm and quiet this early a.m.  I made my drive to the marina in 19 minutes….. under normal traffic conditions, it takes me 25-35 minutes….. sometimes even longer… and… AND – I did not “have to” yell at one single person. Heaven~! I could get all kinds of used to that~! Got on the boat, rigged all my gear and waited for our guests. As it turned out – 5 of them dropped out so we only had 3 guests on board for today. I hate it for the shop but love having small groups like that. What made it even more fun – was 2 of them were a couple I remember from a year ago, back for another week of diving. When the young lady saw me – she started hollering and waved her arms and  hurried over to give me a great big squeeze hug and said how happy she was that I was on the boat. Makes a feller feel just down right special~! We caught up and were soon under water and smack-my-mouth it felt wonderful. I really should have made me a dive or two during that dry spell…… but honestly, just to friggin’ lazy. First dive was awesome….. 3 sharks, 2 Barracudas, 2 turtles, a sting ray and a Lion fish. Most of them weren’t very friendly, but I still managed a couple of decent shots to share with you. Second dive didn’t have as many critters, but still an enjoyable dive. The couple are back on the boat tomorrow so another fun day of diving lined up.

Back here at the house—- I had to remember my routine, but it came back easily. I have been trying to cut down on the amount of pictures I take, primarily so I don’t have to edit so much. I have been taking around 300 pictures between two dives, today I took 150….. so I’m getting there. We are still have wild and wacky weather, compliments of Tropical Storm Earl who swirled off to our North. I think we are about to be rid of ‘him’ and his weather and the forecast looks clear [for us] for the next several days. As much as I like storms and that kind of weather….. I always get a little leery this time of year as hurricane seasons settles into full swing for us now. I thinks it’s mostly because I don’t understand that all as well as I did how storm season back in Indiana worked…… but I’ll figure it out~! More diving tomorrow.

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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