Well, that's not what the scripture says, Neal. That's your bible eisegesis, reading what you would like into the scripture for you're not ready to concede that the bible sometimes uses stories that aren't historical to teach us theological truths. To show that the days in Genesis 1 can't be anything other than 24 hour times periods, consider the following 2 passages:
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all
that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord
blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days
the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested
and was refreshed.’”
The people at the time of the recording of these passages would have understood 6 days as a normal 6 days.
Maybe you don't realize it, but you're the one trying to impose modern science on an ancient text, not myself. For just as, "6 days" meant 6 24-hour periods to ancients (and moderns in normal usage), a structure holding up blue water was just that, not an atmosphere, which wasn't known for thousands of years after the writing of the text.
I doubt that will convince you of anything but I'm always here to bounce your ideas off of.