Monthly Archives: July 2013

What I’m reading tonight…

I finally finished¬†Moon Wind at Large, Sailing Hither and Yon by Matthew Goldman aka Constant Waterman (Breakaway Books, Halcotssvile, New York, 2012). I have been spending too many evenings watching TV or playing on my iPhone and not enough time … Continue reading

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A self-made scrapbook of sorts for the boys

I started blogs for Will and Ben 18-months ago. They are a scrapbook of sorts for the boys, but using their own words. I plan on having the blogs printed into a book every year that they write in them … Continue reading

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Pictures from Sailing

This afternoon I took Will, Ben and Will’s friend, Tyler, out on the boat. They wanted to go swimming up river. The wind was from the south, so we hanked one of the headsails and rode the breeze upriver to … Continue reading

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Transition Day

Transition days are difficult. Difficult for Susanna and me; we have to get re-adjusted to either having the boys or having an empty house. But of course, most difficult for the boys; they have to adjust from living at one … Continue reading

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Garden Trellis Completed

Yesterday was my day to take off and enjoy sailing. Today was a day to get work done around the house. Susanna spent the day rearranging the library, and I took time to finish building a trellis for the vegetable … Continue reading

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Fishers Island Sound

Today was a perfect day to sail. Calm seas with 10-15 knot winds from the south. Not too hot. Not too cold. However, Susanna had to work, so it wasn’t totally perfect – I had to sail alone. I motored … Continue reading

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Furlough Day #3

It is difficult to be forced to take extra time off in the summer. But I am suffering through the days off this week by spending time with the family. Yes, life is good. In reality, while it may suck … Continue reading

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Furlough Day #2

I did not get any house projects done today. I scheduled today’s day off (as well as tomorrow) to spend with the family. Plus, it is too hot to do anything. We did try to weed the garden a bit … Continue reading

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A cool afternoon swim.

It was hot today. Not just a little hot. Hot enough to cook the bottoms of feet on the driveway and hot enough to appreciate living near the ocean. Though not quite St. Louis hot. But, I have been living … Continue reading

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Furlough Day #1

Today was the first day of my 11-day summer furlough. ¬†I have to take (on average) one day every week for the next 11 weeks. My goal is to get some projects finished with my furlough time. However, today wasn’t … Continue reading

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