Greetings and salutations all…….. wow-wow-wow….. crazy busy week and it doesn’t look like it’s gonna slow down any time this week. Probably one of the calmer days today so I thought I better jump on here and try to get something written. Will probably forget most of the stuff that has happened, but I have plenty of pictures for you~! I went to the Marine Corp birthday party hosted here on the island. My island ‘kid‘ was there and I felt the need to make an appearance and buy him a beer. An Air Force guy in amongst all those Jarheads….. talk about feeling like a Chihuahua in the middle of a pack of Pitbull’s …. yeeesh~~ It wasn’t bad though (besides the beer) I’m used to getting razzed about being in the “Chair Force”, especially from Marines, but it is all in good fun [mostly]   😉   I bought him a drink and hung out for a little bit, before quietly sliding out and coming back home.

Let’s see….. oh yea-! I just started my second batch of medicine for my belly. Very, very happy to report the meds are doing their job~! Almost all of the bloating has stopped and is gone. My stomach is no longer distended and it feels wonderful. I am actually getting hungry again, which is not all good as I am trying desperately to lose some of this gut – but it definitely looks like I am on the right path to “healing up” finally~!! The second batch of medicine I am taking came with a strict warning of absolutely no alcohol. That was all well and good but I really missed my after diving Budweiser and today I figured I would test it’s theory…. so far, so good…..(but don’t tell anyone)  😉 We have a big group of divers in from neighboring Springfield IL and today was my first diving with them. Fun group and they are keeping me busy chasing after them for pictures. I have all week with them, so I should be able to capture them all soon enough.

On a fun sad/good note….. my dive gear is slowly coming apart at the seams. I discussed it with my Queen and she agreed with me, that I needed to invest in some new gear. Which I did…… I swear, I was like a kid at Christmas walking into the shop to look for new gear. I had chatted with multiple divers about their gear and the owner of the shop who is probably the most versed dude you’ll ever meet when it comes to dive gear. I finally settled on a set up I liked. The owners gave me a heckva employee discount and I am now diving a brand spanking new rig. Only got 4 dives on it so far, but absolutely in love with it (and it’s purty). I had a picture of it on my phone but somehow managed to delete it…… so I’ll have to take another one of it on the boat. Kinda makes me mad…. the one I had was taken when it was brand spanking, never been dove, new……. oh well~~~ At my limit already…..

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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