Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Diving for the inedible
welll the cockpit enclosure is 99% finished. Oh JOY to be sure. Its a whole nuther room for us and where we spend most mornings and evenings and relaxing in between.
Our cat Gypsy has discovered it and Im nervous still but today she gets the harness on and if she is up with us she is going to be hooked on to her very own life line!
No chances. Lindsay will take her when she gets settled in at Charlotte which I hope is soon because if Barry gets this job in Jacksonville, its going to mean we sail there around the 15th of June.
I have such mixed emotions about Jax., but half are good and Im excited because its such a great city and half of me wants to stay here for a while. We go next week to check it out and Ill let my instinct rule. Barry feels the same way. We took his hat out of the ring for the Ft Lauderdale job because its just too far away from kids and family.
My dad came out of his open heart surgery well and was sitting up in the chair yesterday morning when I went to see him---24 hours later! imagine that! He ate stew and they had him walk several times. Amazing. Im so relieved he is well and that he will be feeling so much better soon and enjoying his birds and his dogs and cat. Mom is not looking forward to the recovery
at home but I think he will be a good patient for her. She is so relieved too.
Today Barry is going to dive on the boat using our new Hooka diving system. We have critters growing in places on the boat bottom that need to move along! they are clogging the drainage system and I cants use our galley sink! We are going to a friends boat for a boiled coastal dinner this afternoon=====muscles and clams and shrimp and sausage corn and the likes.
Too bad we can eat whatever it is that is growing on the bottom of our boat! It looks like brains and barnacles and things from another planet.
Well off to finish the coffee and get this diving thing going while the water is calm.