More sharks~!!

Up and at ’em bright and early this morning to get started for another day of diving. Still have the big group from [neighboring] Springfield IL – Dive club called Scuba Sports. A nice group of friendly folks. Visibility is still leaving a lot to be desired, especially after the monsoon rain we got overnight – but it was tolerable and very little current, which is always a good thing~! First dive site is one known to have sharks and they came out in grand style~! So I have lots of fun shark shots for you~! (at some point)  Second dive was a good one as well, but not quite as exciting as the first dive. My camera battery conked out (charger issue) just over 1/2 way through the last dive, so slightly fewer pictures taken….. but still got plenty.

I mentioned the monsoon rain we had last night…… I went to take my gear out to the truck and it was sitting in about 4″ of water….. Dammit Emmit~! So I waited until it was time to go and hauled everything out at once and only had to make the one trip….. love starting the day out having to wade to the truck (flip flops don’t keep your feet very dry). It is now parked back over by the fence until the mud dries up again.

Long day tomorrow. Have the Scuba Sport group again in the morning and shooting the IDC candidates again in the afternoon. They are doing their deep dive specialties…… so I get to get some deep water diving in…… woo-hoo~! We won’t go past 130′, so not that deep, but still looking forward to it~! I think I am also doing portfolio shots of the candidates, so I’m bringing my land camera with me as well. Love shooting that thing~! I probably won’t even get back to the house until well after 5:00 – so probably not going to be a blog (or FB) post tomorrow as I will have probably 600+ pictures to go through….. and not getting started until that late…. it’ll be one of them finish up and fall into bed days and get ready for another long day on Thursday. Probably not everybody’s version of ‘retired life’ – – – but I sure am liking it~!

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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