Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tek Week

I spelled it wrong on my previous post, it's TEK Week, not Tech week.
I haven't been near my computer much, I've been diving divng diving. Too deep for my camera too.Having a great time.
My "wound" isn't bothering me either, I'm glad.
The OI Girl tried a couple of different rebreathers and she liked it! Maybe she'll be getting into it soon!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tech Week

Today is the first diving day of Tech Week, a diving event at Dive Tech at Cobalt Coast Resort. I have the week off, and today will be my first dive in two months. Above are some pics from snorkeling the other day.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

High blood pressure

Yesterday I started taking medication for high blood pressure. I had been under investigation, checking regularly for a couple of months, and it's been high every time. It started when I went to give blood and was rejected because my pressure was too high. It's always been borderline but I've never been rejected giving blood. The high limit is 130/80 and I'm almost always in the 130-140s and the 90's-100's. Sometimes a little higher.
So from now on, when they ask "are you on any medication?" I can't say "NO" anymore.
(I hope it doesn't affect my ability to get a woodie, but I'm not too worried, NOTHING can stop that!)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Thank God

Hurricane Dean from space
(click to see the pic a little bigger)

We were soooo lucky! Dean could have hit us, and was projected to hit us directly at several points, but then kept moving west instead of west-north-west. A few degrees difference made all the difference in the world.

I have a problem because the other radio stations ask for help and then The OI Girl is mad because I am not with her. Mad is not the right word, sad, upset, disappointed and hurt are better words. Definitely not mad. She cried talking to me about it, and I can't stand to see tears coming from those eyes.

After the all clear was given the other station asked me to go with them to turn on their transmitter. I felt like I had to go because I have the only key, they're in my transmitter room. Then there were problems, and it ended up like over 4 hours till I made it home. I wanted to be at home with her.
The OI Girl and I had planned to go unpack and have a nice dinner and homecoming. Now she's upset because she feels like she comes second to work. In fact, OI Girl and I were already in the parking lot to head home when they asked for me to go out to the transmitter site.

Even my own job has worked me in the past without compensation. I pretty much have the brakes on now, which doesn't make me feel to good.

When I was married, I felt like it almost cost me my job because I put her totally ahead of work. If I ever had to work extra my ex would just scream bloody murder.

But I need to find a compromise. I'm getting into trouble at home, and I'm tired of working for free.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Last Day

This is the last day before the storm. I'm not sure I'll be living in this apartment any more after today. I hope we keep the roof. I'm thinking not, because it almost came off in Ivan, and I'm sure our cheap-ass landlords didn't get it fixed properly. But I hope I'm wrong.
I have a lot to do today around here, then to work.

Saturday, August 18, 2007


It's looking pretty bad about this hurricane. It just coming towards us, right on track, unwavering. I'm thinking that it will be worse than Ivan, and that makes me sad, because I don't want to see this place destroyed again. We went to the beach today for a little while, it was fantastic. OI Girl was there several hours, I spent less than an hour there. I went to work this morning and this afternoon. I climbed the tower at the station and put up a backup antenna. I feel confident that if we have electricity, we'll be on the air. TOmorrow night it should start.

Hurricane Dean Lashing Martinique and Dominica Going to Eastern Caribbean
images from the NASA website

Friday, August 17, 2007

Six weeks

Today marks six weeks since my hernia operation. It was my understanding that I would be 100% recovered by now. Well, I'm doing ok, but I'm not 100 %. I still have my scar, it's still red and it still hurts, like if I sit and bend over it feels like I'm squeezing a golf ball between my leg and stomach. I don't think anything is wrong, But I'm not fully healed.

Hurricane Dean is still right on track and headed right for us. The track hasn't changed much since the original projection. Compare the pic above and the pic below

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Here we go again

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

boringest blog

This is the boringest blog. Nothing is happening, except work work work.

Monday, August 13, 2007


It was a rainy weekend, no beach, no beach parties, no diving, no nuttin! It's still cloudy and rainy.
I did to to the farmers market Saturday and promised pictures, but I forgot my camera! (Sorry Lydia)

This is going to be a busy week, I can tell.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

AM Sat.

I received this from Kelli (Oh yeah, and about a hundred shmazillion others too!.)

It's Saturday, so far alternately raining hard and sunny. I like it! I don't have to water my plants.
Today it the first Farmers Market. I plan on going, with the OI Girl.
I'll take pictures for next time!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Missed yesterday

I missed yesterday, I was having computer issues. but I'm back today, and things are pretty much looking OK, except I can't make my computer see my PCMCIA slot. PCMCIA stands for People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms. I suspect that the problem lies somewhere between the keyboard and the chair. I'm working on it.

Also, my "wound" has become infected, I went to the doctor and he said it's not unusual as the sutures dissolve. But dang! It hurts again and it's all red.

Also guess what? I got my suitcase back Wednesday! I am very happy about that!
Looks like a full weekend with beach barbeques and parties.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Nothing Worthwhile

Another day, with nothing to post about. Seems like I haven't posted anything worthwhile in weeks.
Getting ready to get busy at work, new studios going in, old ones coming out.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Light Later

This morning when I woke up I could definitely tell it is getting light later. I like waking up and it's sunny already. Not that I like sleeping late, but I like the early morning. This morning, walking the dawg, I saw this teeny bird, as big as y thumb. He would fly from leaf to leaf on a papaya tree, walk out to where the leaf stem met the wide part, swing around upside down and get bugs off the bottom of the leaf. It was cool to watch him, leaf after leaf. There were bugs on the bottom of each one too!
It was cool to watch.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Here I am!

Back at work! Yippe Eye Aye. Not much to report yet. This morning, getting dressed, I really noticed all my clothes missing though. I need to buy some new pants!

That reminds me of a joke: What does a dog do that people step in?


Sunday, August 05, 2007

collapsed bridge

click to enlarge
I saw this picture of the collapsed bridge in Minneapolis on the internet, and then found it on Google Earth. I made this before and after shot.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Last day off

This is my last day off before going back to work. I still have Saturday and Sunday, but this is my last vacation/sick day. WHAAAA! I'm just getting used to my daily routine of going to the beach!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

First Time!

Today I swam the half mile for the first time since my surgery. It was good!