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Disclaimer: The chaplain gave his full permission for the writing of this post (I think).
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Those who know the chaplain know him to be cautious and as described by his daughter in law “usually poised.”
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Well, after a full day of work we jumped into the truck and took off to a little fishing hole not too far away from the homestead.  The weather was perfect…all systems were go for a late afternoon fishing excursion. On these after work outings the chaplain relaxes as he casts his line and I enjoy the quiet pre-dusk hours with a good book.
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On this most recent excursion, as the chaplain was doing a double check on the trolling motor I suddenly saw arms flailing, legs flying and water splashing! I heard myself laughing hysterically as the chaplain yelled: “Oh! Oh! Oooohhhh! I fell in! I fell in! I can’t believe I fell in!”

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Oh, I wish I had the presence of mind to capture the moment with video.
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The moment was too funny not to share it with others.  So I did…
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…and I am.
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Plan to shop for some water shoes

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May also add a change of clothes to keep in the boat

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Time for a new wallet...and cell phone

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The cool thing is the chaplain laughed too—so much so that he could hardly get back into the boat. I think we’ll be laughing about this one for a long time. Oh, but it didn’t keep him from fishing!

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We can go overboard with work and life, can’t we? The chaplain has realized he needs to make time to relax and do something fun. Work hard and play hard, laugh at yourself—and once in awhile go overboard!
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©Brenda Pace, 2012