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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Last Day on the Lake



I was waiting for my leg to get better before hauling the sailboat out of the lake. Yes, it's early November and it was still in the water. Just goes to show that I'm not getting well fast enough. Not only that, my doctor didn't want me wading around in the lake with an open leg infection.

Friday my lovely wife prepped the boat. She took the sails down, cleaned out the scupper, and pumped the bilge. She also froze her legs doing it. That lake water was cold.

Saturday my daughter and her husband came to “help” load the boat on the trailer. Actually, they did 99% of the work. All I did was direct operations at the boat ramp. Never got my toes damp.

Afterwards we had a really nice late lunch. Before heading to the boat ramp I'd filled the oven of the woodstove with chicken and potatoes. It was really nice to come inside to a toasty warm kitchen and a nicely cooked meal.

We'd finished dinner and were enjoying our coffees. Suddenly, the clouds rolled in, the wind came up and it started to rain hard. Not long after we had a mix of snow and 60 mph gusts. I'm am really grateful for the help. Feels good to have the boat on the trailer and parked in my driveway.

-Sixbears

12 comments:

  1. There's always something to be thankful for.

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  2. Good thing that you can count on family helping out, and the wife...bless her heart!

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    1. Indeed! I think my lovely wife was frozen for two days.

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  3. You are truly blessed.

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  4. so good to have family wish we had more and closer than washington state!

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    1. It is nice to have so many within driving distance. However, I do miss my family out in California.

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  5. I really enjoyed reading about your last day on the lake. It sounds like you had your Thanksgiving Dinner early.

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    1. Thank you Janet. It was nice. Glad you liked my sharing.

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  6. It is great to have help when you need it. Get that leg well, you hear?

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    1. Heading to a new doctor first thing in the morning.

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