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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The second to the last thing

The second to the last thing I wanted to do yesterday was to drive over 300 miles to fetch my boat. The very last thing I wanted to do was to leave the boat and trailer where it was -half blocking the driveway to a city park in Massachusetts. Eventually, someone would take offense and report it to the town. Next thing I'd be trying to retrieve my boat from an impound lot.

So after a short nights sleep, I borrowed a truck and drove back to Massachusetts. I'm glad I had a friend with me, as the boat had to be turned around by hand. There was no room to maneuver a vehicle. The trip home was uneventful -just long, as I hadn't gotten much sleep the night before. After a quick supper, I collapsed in bed.

This morning the boat and trailer are parked in my snow covered driveway. The lake is still frozen over. It's 37 degrees. The house is a mess. We aren't even half unpacked.

It's good to be home.

We got to see our daughters and granddaughters, so we are feeling fine.



  1. Glad you made it home. That is one trip you will never forget.

  2. 85 and nice here today, with a pleasant sea breeze.
    Enjoy the ice box bear.
    Ya'll come back now hea !

  3. Family brings us back every time. That, and mountains.

    It should have warmed up a bit more by now, but what can you do?

    My lovely wife wants to sail the ICW, so we will be back.

  4. Yowza... I put my jeans up a month ago! It's been pushing 90 degrees the last couple weeks. No way in hell I'd go back to the frozen north : )

  5. The mountains are calling to both my wife and I.So we understand the need to go back to them. All of our family are in Idaho, so maybe one day we might go back there.

    The ICW can be a fun trip, get a dink tho. You will need it.

  6. Mayberry,It's snowing this morning. I'll have to get out to the woodpile and fire up the woodstove. Yeah, that sucks, but one of my granddaughters is coming over today, and that's great. It was nice to wear shorts and sandals for two months.

    Spud: I'll have a dink built as soon as it warms up a might. Plans are on the way.