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I've actually known my wife for 46 years, been together for 44. We met our freshman year in college, hung out with a group of others and started officially dating our junior year though we'd gone out off and on the first two years. Got married two years out of college once we both got jobs and got settled.
(02-18-2019, 02:30 PM)mac66 Wrote: [ -> ]Just an aside I got my open water scuba certification on this cruise. Took the classroom/pool portion at home and the 4 open water certification dives (2 dives/per day in 2 days (one day on Curacao, the other on Aruba). It was awesome and something I always wanted to do.
Congrats Mac... I use to teach NAUI/PADI in the 80's to early 90's
At least you did the OW in nice areas.... I did all of mine up in the North... see nothing more than 4 ft unless you dive in winter
(02-22-2019, 08:12 PM)Tom Mac Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-18-2019, 02:30 PM)mac66 Wrote: [ -> ]Just an aside I got my open water scuba certification on this cruise. Took the classroom/pool portion at home and the 4 open water certification dives (2 dives/per day in 2 days (one day on Curacao, the other on Aruba). It was awesome and something I always wanted to do.
Congrats Mac... I use to teach NAUI/PADI in the 80's to early 90's
At least you did the OW in nice areas.... I did all of mine up in the North... see nothing more than 4 ft unless you dive in winter

A bit chilly to do the open water part in Michigan in the winter. Knowing I was going on a cruise in Feb I did the pool (confined water) part in November.  The instructor allows his students to come back anytime to refresh in the pool at no cost so I did a refresher at the end of January.  Then I did what is known as "referral dives" in warm water to test out.  I had pretty much finished all the skills by the fourth dive which was in Aruba. That one was on the Anitllla wreck which was a WWII German freighter that was scuttled to keep it from falling into allied hands.  That was a cool dive and really gave me the itch for more.
Yes, that is a really nice dive.... one of the top 3 there IMO... have been on them myself.
Update:  I use the Maxpedition Lunada sling bag as my EDC.  It's rugged and is working well for my needs.  I mentioned elsewhere that I have a UV Paqlite attached to the back.  I've updated that a bit.  I purchased the Mule Light that I talked about in another thread.  It comes with a UV Paqlite that can be strapped across the light.  I bought a Frogg light from Lowes for $4.99 that is basically the same thing and strapped the other UV Paqlite onto it.  I've attached one to each side of the bag, through the molle straps.  It is also secured via paracord to the D-rings on each side.  This way ambient light will make the UV Paqlite glow for visibility at night and/or I can activate the light for a few seconds to really make it glow bright.  The Mule Light even has a function where it can come on for a few seconds every 4 minutes to keep it glowing bright.

My thought is to have some visibility at night from the rear.  Also, at night just before going to bed I activate each for a few seconds.  The bag is near my side of the bed on a chair so that way I can easily locate the bag, even in total darkness if the power goes out.  I'll have to take a photo and toss it into the thread.  

Mule Light

There are two versions of the Mule Light.  The original, which is just under $20 (if you can find it) and V2 which is $50+.  I have the original which I found on some website store for $19.95.  I don't think I'd spring for the $50+ on the V2 but it does have some nice features.
This is what I carry every waking hour along with a Glock 43 and 2 extra mags.  https://youtu.be/R2hOWmYpSvk

If I go somewhere, I am a Hermit, I carry a go bag with booko's stuff and water.
(03-14-2019, 12:35 PM)David Wrote: [ -> ]Update:  I use the Maxpedition Lunada sling bag as my EDC.  It's rugged and is working well for my needs.  I mentioned elsewhere that I have a UV Paqlite attached to the back.  I've updated that a bit.  I purchased the Mule Light that I talked about in another thread.  It comes with a UV Paqlite that can be strapped across the light.  I bought a Frogg light from Lowes for $4.99 that is basically the same thing and strapped the other UV Paqlite onto it.  I've attached one to each side of the bag, through the molle straps.  It is also secured via paracord to the D-rings on each side.  This way ambient light will make the UV Paqlite glow for visibility at night and/or I can activate the light for a few seconds to really make it glow bright.  The Mule Light even has a function where it can come on for a few seconds every 4 minutes to keep it glowing bright.

My thought is to have some visibility at night from the rear.  Also, at night just before going to bed I activate each for a few seconds.  The bag is near my side of the bed on a chair so that way I can easily locate the bag, even in total darkness if the power goes out.  I'll have to take a photo and toss it into the thread.  

Mule Light

There are two versions of the Mule Light.  The original, which is just under $20 (if you can find it) and V2 which is $50+.  I have the original which I found on some website store for $19.95.  I don't think I'd spring for the $50+ on the V2 but it does have some nice features.

Still revamping a bit here and there.  I have the two UV Paqlites on the back of the sling bag, not attached to the Mulelight or Frogg light.  Still playing around with how I want it set up.  I'll post some pics when I get it to where I like it.
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