2 to go

I have been studying all day. I have two lessons to go. I am doing them both at the same time. There are like interrelated reviews. I want to finish them tomorrow.
I’m going to bed now. It is way past my 8:30 bedtime.


Today is my last day of work before I go on Holiday!
I actually don’t feel so excited about it though, I just took the OI Girl to the airport, she’s going to the US for a few days for a friends wedding. I’ll miss her. (I do already)

Friday a dive buddy of mine arrives from Jamaica, and Saturday a dive buddy of mine arrives from Virginia Beach. I will be diving a lot! A LOT!

US Navy History

I got this from Spence’s Blog, A Sailors Life:

This may not be accurate, but it’s pretty funny and gives you an idea of what the old navy used to be like, (even before my time!)

The U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides) as a combat vessel carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators.

However, let it be noted that according to her log, “On July 27, 1798, the U.S.S. Constitution sailed from Boston with a full complement of 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of fresh water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600 pounds of black powder and 79,400 gallons of rum.”

Her mission: “To destroy and harass English shipping.”

Making Jamaica on 6 October, she took on 826 pounds of flour and 68,300 gallons of rum. Then she headed for the Azores, arriving there 12 November. She provisioned with 550 pounds of beef and 64,300 gallons of Portuguese wine. On 18 November, she set sail for England. In the ensuing days she defeated five British men-of-war and captured and scuttled 12 English merchantmen, salvaging only the rum aboard each. By 26 January, her powder and shot were exhausted. Nevertheless, although unarmed she made a night raid up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland Her landing party captured a whisky distillery and transferred 40,000 gallons of single malt Scotch aboard by dawn.

Then she headed home.

The U.S.S. Constitution arrived in Boston on 20 February, 1799, with no cannon shot, no food, no powder, no rum, no wine, no whisky and 38,600 gallons of stagnant water.


Twas a good weekend

Good weekend, I swam in a half mile sea swim, and came in second in my age group. I got my third trophy!
This week I work till Wednesday and then I’m on vacation! It’s Inner Space time again and I am READY to dive. I already whined about how little diving I’ve done in the past year so I won’t do it again.

This morning I brought a bunch of sweet pepper plants, spider plants and some aloe plants into work to give away. I dropped the whole bunch face down on the floor. I think they’ll be OK, but dammit, I was specifically trying to NOT dump them.
dats it.


This morning I finished a lesson, I was freekin because I couldn’t find the next one. I finally did find it, in the stack of lessons I’ve finished. I did it and didn’t mark it off my list! BONUS!
Only 6 more to go!

A taste

Last night The OI Girl had a work related dinner party. It was the awards ceremony for a fishing contest. It was a nice dinner and fun.
I went to sleep sometime after 12:30 AM. At 3:30, when the alarm went off to study, I turned it off. I woke up at 6, light coming in the window. It was so great, to just wake up, without an alarm. I can’t remember the last time I did that.
If I could have stayed in bed, it would have been nice, but I got up, and now I’m at work.
It was a taste of life after my course.
Now I have to find a time to study today.

dive more

I took off last week, now I’m back at work. Our receptionist quit. She was here longer than I have been.
I’m getting ready to go on vacation, in 10 days is Inner Space, the big rebreather dive week. I have barely been diving since Inner Space last year. Too much studying. I rekkon. That has to change. Do you remember when I used to dive? I need to dive more. remember when I used to dive?

New computer case

I bought a new computer case for my laptop. I was very careful, I took my laptop in and made sure it fit. There is a nice storage area in the lid and a special place for the charger and all. It was very nice.

I got it home and found the storage area in the lid is bogus. You can’t put anything in it because then you can’t close the lid.

I am so disappointed.

I can’t take it back because I aleady peeled off the stickers and stuff. It’s used already.

It’s a Pelican 1490