Another 4 day vacation just about finished. It felt so good. And it was only 4 days. Go figure.
Spent the day today working on Karen’s three to-do’s for the day. 1 – Put all Christmas decorations away. 2 – Clean up the office. 3 – Clean up the basement (scrub floor to clean up after dog-sitting that we did, and to prepare for all the Christmas boxes again) Karen’s finishing up now — I did my actual fair share. How surprising.
Also picked up my copy of the New York Times from today (1/1/02). Is a tradition 3 years running now, to pick up a newspaper on the first day of the year. I look into the future and see myself auctioning off a colleciton of the last 50 year’s of New Year’s NYT’s on eBay — I’ll probably get a cool $7 or something. Or, maybe my kids will find them interesting. Or, maybe I’ll use them for packing material. Either way, I expect big things from them.
Oh yes. We spent 12/30 on the boat. Thru the locks and over to Blake Island. Fantastic beautiful day. Played a bunch of Gin Rummy. Karen cleaned my clock — really, she did. I never stopped thinking that my luck would turn, but maybe it has something to do with skill? Because, my ship never came in.
Rained over night, which made taking the dog in to shore for bathroom breaks a bit interesting. But, we pulled it off. Decided today (12/31) to change our moorage to Elliott Bay Marina. Stopped there on the way back (to get coffee, primarily, because our batteries were too dead to make a pot, and if I don’t have my coffee, I find that I become a bit belligerent) Being in that nice, peaceful marina sealed the deal. We called them, and they had a few slips open, so we booked one, and cancelled our old marina (thunderbird marina, on lake union). I’m quite excited about the prospects of moving the boat out there. It is so much more peaceful. Sunsets will be more magnificent. And, I can see us spending more simple nights just hanging out on the boat, and since we’re outside the locks on the Sound, expect that we’ll do more sleepover trips at different spots. So exciting that summer is coming!
Found a great Seattle website today… you start at his loft cam website, then move to his overall site… he’s got a great set of links… especially this one, that shows you maps over every place in the world — awesome!