I’ve been a bit busy, okay?

When last I checked in, I told you about our exciting hotel room in Nashville.  My next post I was going to tell you about how we escaped hurricane Harvey by the skin of our teeth.  But, there’s no time for that, a whole lot of other stuff has happened.

First off, we finally managed to get rid of the last of our stuff and move across the country to Hawaii.  There’s a lot of work down here to do and a lot of money to be made, so here we are.

There’s one main thing I want to mention here just because it’s funny and I don’t want to forget it.  You meet a lot of different characters in Hawaii that you just don’t run across in small town Wisconsin.  Today I was talking to a woman who grew up on Kodiak Island Alaska.  She told me that when she was in high school Kodiak Island got its very first swimming pool, this would have been in the early to mid 70’s, I’m guessing.  Before that, nobody swam up there because it’s just too darn cold.  It turns out she had a real flair for diving and became the first person on Kodiak Island to go to state for high school diving.  She was a very good diver but  had one tiny problem.  She didn’t know how to swim.  She would dive off the board, then would push off from the bottom of the pool with her feet to the side of the pool.  Until one day she was trying a new dive, botched it and ended up landing flat on her back in a reverse belly flop in the water.  It not only knocked the air out of her, she couldn’t get down to the bottom of the pool to push off to the side, so she was just floundering in the middle of the pool, unable to get out.   It was then that her diving instructor looked at her in shock and said, “you don’t know how to swim, do you?”  So I got to meet a state qualifying diver today who didn’t know how to swim.  How cool is that?

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