Saturday, May 30, 2009

grass cutter

Yesterday, when I got home from work, I decided to start the weedwhacker to make sure it would start for weed whacking this morning. It started and I decided to trim the edges around the driveway. The cuttings were getting all over me, so I decided to put on my coveralls.

I ended up weed whacking the whole yard last night!

Glad I'm not doing it right now!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Whew!

After a long brutal hard week, I'm glad it's FRIDAY!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Here I go


Back to work after 10 vacation days, 2 holiday days, and 2 weekends off, something like 16 days. I am prepared for a tough couple of days adjusting to being back at work.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

End of Stayvaycation


Today is my last day of diving for this vacation. I have done 11 days with a deep dive on helium every day. All the depths for all the dives (except one afternoon shore dive, after a morning deep dive) were at least 250 feet!
Tomorrow is back to work.
Last night we went out to dinner, for dessert I had chocolate mousse. it was good, here's a picture.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

more inner space photos

Group photo, try to find me!
The mighty dive boat 10ATA

Jim, Josh, Me and Greg

Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday-Still diving!

I'm still diving every day, one person is left who came for inner space. He's leaving Thursday, I have to be back at work Thursday!

Perfect!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday

Most people from Inner Space leave today.
I'm still diving with a few that are left.

Last night was the good-bye dinner and raffle, I won the same kind of Dive Rite hat I won last year and a polo shirt. I gave both away. Last year I won a hat and a rEvo rebreather shirt. I gave the shirt to a girl with a rEvo rebreather (I have an Inspiration rebreather)

I'm tired right now and need more coffee. I think we're out, I used the last two scoops just now. I've been seriously under-coffee-ed all week

Friday, May 22, 2009

Last Day of Inner Space

me testing a full face mask in the pool
Today is the last official day of Inner Space 2009. I am kind of sad about it. It was really great this year, like always.

I met a lot of new people and saw a lot of old friends.

One bad thing about living here, people leave, and I'm left with the memories. Tomorrow night I'll be sitting at Cobalt Resort after everyone has left, the flags and banners will still be flying, everything will be the same, except the people are gone.

One good thing though, some people are staying longer, and I'm still diving again tomorrow and Sunday!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Government

The UDP has won the election in the Cayman Islands. I have to admit, the past four years have seemed tougher under the PPM.
I'm lucky to be on vacation, these are very busy times at the radio station.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Small World

My house is about two blocks from the dive resort. Every day on this vacation I walk to there, get on the boat, dive, go back to the resort, eat lunch there or walk home. Walk back at night to hang out and attend the lecture. Back and forth, several times a day.

Yesterday, several of my fellow divers wanted to go to town so we walked to my house, got in my car, and went. It was like "Wow!" I haven't been down here in a while! Just driving a couple miles from home seemed like an adventure.

Imagine everyone lived like that, making a living inside a small circle around their home. You would only interact with the people whose circles overlapped yours. I guess that's how it used to be but technology effectively makes everyones circles bigger.

For a while at least, I am liking living in the small world.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

no topic

Click to enlarge!!
Trumpetfish behind red rope sponge

I can't remember this ones name


video
A flyover of a barrel sponge, boring for all you divers, but still cool to me!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Great!

It's Monday, I'm on vacation, diving, I need to leave the house for the dive about the same time as I would if I was going to work, so my morning routine is about the same!
The diving has been great! I did 100 meters yesterday, and today I may do the same.
My rebreather is working well, and things are great!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

More Inner Space

Today is the day! Most of the people arrive today! A lot of my friends I haven't seen in a year. We did a shallow dive yesterday, 140 feet, today and the rest of the week will probably be in the 300 foot range. Here's a short video of my dive buddy, Josh Williamson, (You can find him on Facebook) He was a little deeper than me, I was at 140 so he was probably at 170 or 180. You can hear me calling him to make him look at the camera. Don't laugh, the doorbell sound travels better underwater!
video

Friday, May 15, 2009

Inner Space 2009


I think it officially starts tomorrow, but today I am diving the first day of my annual rebreather dive vacation: Inner Space.

I'll be diving every day for the next week, most dives will be too deep for my camera, unfortunately.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Things could be worse

I have approximately 480 hours of comp time, and 39 days of vacation, all to use before the end of the year.

So it looks like I'll be working 3 day weeks for about the rest of 2009.

I don't really view this as a good thing. I have work that I need to do.

I'd rather just be paid for my comp time. Comp time is hours I've worked extra that I have to be paid back for.

Not to mention that I'm worried about being bored.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Morning Pictures



From yesterday morning.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Overachiever


This morning I woke up, had some breakfast and coffee, went back to bed for a nap, and got up again, all before most people got up the first time!

Boy, I gotta learn to take it easy!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Pics

Here's a few pics from during and after a dive day-before yesterday.
Grouper at cleaning station
Squid
The Wife in the pool at Sunset House
Tomorrow the last of the wedding guests leave, my new brother in law and sister in law. It's sad for me when guests leave.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Legal Notification

Effective immediately, without further delay, hereon henceforth and whatever. The person previously referred to as
The OI Girl,
shall henceforth and in the future starting right now with immediate and permanent effect, be referred to as
"The Wife" or "Wife" or "Bride" or "Spouse"
and not limited to and including any of the many variations thereof.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A Few Pics




Saturday, May 02, 2009

Today!

Today is the Day! Wedding Day!

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