Dec 5, 2014 does it fly

It's been 365 days...and I really don't have much to share about it on the blog. I'm healing, I'm working hard, I'm changing, adapting and attempting to do better. I worry about my mom, my sister and my brother, they worry about me. If life was perfect I'd have my acres, my cabin and a spot for them to isn't. ;) Everyone is doing as well as can be expected.

 Life here is still just what my internal doctor ordered. I feel great, I love the work I do (this season has been challenging both physically and mentally) as there is always room for improvement. I'd draw a pie chart showing 99% of the pie being room for improvement...but you get the picture.

 But hey...I miss my Dad every day. I don't want that to ever stop. The more time passes the more his lessons become more and more important...and that's a lot of "more's" in one sentence. ;)

 I appreciate all the love sent from friends and family. ;) I recognize that the blog is in's not really high on the priority list but I am about to stop being so frugal (cheap) and invest in some decent internet and  a solid phone line...maybe then I'll spend some time uploading and making it nice again.

 In the meantime, if you were a member of the fondue table... ;) Raise your glasses and let go a belly shaking laugh, he's always here to join in anytime you do!

Strutters...Dad on the left, Uncle Johnny in the middle and Grandpa on the right.

Nov 8, 2014


  I've been home 4 times since I quit my job on July 14, 2011.

old post...dated july 2013

 I found this draft kicking's just pictures...guess I was planning on writing something then...I'm not going to now, just tell you about the pics...

I was extremely lucky to go on a Halibut long line trip my first spring. Normally those trips are reserved for sharmen, it just so happened one of them was in jail and I was there. I called them Admiral Akbar and at one point was host a short lived puppet show with their head.... ;)

pretty sure this has been posted...but I like it!

Big old bandit!

Nemo and I chopping heads and icing fish!

I upgraded the van with a solar panel in Spring 2013. What a treat! I guess this was my attempt at artsy. Note to self...stick to non-artsy!

Over in Westport, NS this was an awesome Coast Guard ship. Designed to roll under and survive!! 

Lobster traps waiting for their day in the big pond!

I've been trying to organize myself for a dive ticket since I got summer it is happeneing!

This must have been during my first fall season. Moving rough weather...well when you say it like that you'd never know which season it really was. It's always rough and we're always moving!

In my mind this picture is fancy equipment necessary to get the blur effect on the waves....right? 

Just a piece of east coast pardise