Had a wonderful weekend. We finalized the purchase of our boat then sailed it over to a marina to get it out of the water and onto our trailer. Well, we actually motored it over because the mast was lowered to accommodate the marina’s lift.
It took about 1 hour to get to the marina so my son and I had a beautiful cruise with blue sky and 70 degree weather. I don’t get to spend much time with him, so it was good he could do this with me. (It was also good he was there to do all the heavy lifting. I’m not in the shape I used to be in!)
After loading the boat on the trailer, I drove north 170 miles to home. My son, his wife, and my new grandson followed in their car. It’s a little un-nerving pulling a boat down the freeway – especially when it’s a top-heavy sailboat mounted of six spindly supports. Imagine a 3500 pound ice skate standing on its blade and you’ll get the picture.
Finally, by the end of the day, the boat was safely sitting high-and-dry in my yard.
Sail boats are strange looking things sitting high on supports instead of in the water. It looks so stranded! But, after a coat of bottom paint and some minor fixes, we hope to have her floating again in a couple of weeks.
The day after the boat move we all had a brunch get-together at my daughters. I had all three grandchildren together – a rare occasion. It was great.
This entry has nothing to do with leukemia. Leuk seemed to be gone all weekend. If you just newly discovered you have CLL leukemia, I hope this blog entry shows that you can still have good days. Your life isn’t over when you get the news. It’s still happening and it’s still good.