2018 Life Logs, Day 157—Exonerated
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Weather: Mostly Sunny; High 62, Low 49 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
Finally, I got the raised beds planted, so I feel exonerated for my long delay. I still have to plant tomatoes tomorrow, plus a few herbs, but I am almost there. What is not exonerated is the weather. Why does it still feel like early spring when the first day of summer is only two weeks away? When the sun is shining and there is no wind, temps in the 50’s and 60’s can feel very warm, but when the sun is not shining, it feels chilly. And nights in the 40’s are cold. Luckily for me, today was one of the days with mostly sunny skies and very little wind. It was a great day for gardening. I went to the gym for a class early this morning and then headed the 20 minutes to the chiropractor. He is a little perplexed about the pain in the hip area. He’s giving it another week before he sends me back to the orthopedist who can order an MRI. Sure hope I can get this under control. My back is fine now, but the pain in the hip area is severe at times. After that appointment I had to drive back to Falmouth to go to a music shop. For Jonah’s upcoming birthday, I am buying him an electric guitar and Grammy Marti is going to pay for the lessons. Shhhh! Don’t tell him. Now that Sam has a drum set in the basement, Jonah wants to play an electric guitar so they can have a ‘garage’ rock band. Then I went to Heather’s to plant a few things in her garden. It was almost 1 pm by the time I got home, but I fixed a quick salad for lunch and launched into a frenzy of planting. Once I get the tomatoes planted tomorrow morning, I will take photos to share. The beds look really nice, but I feel like I have to fence them in to keep the rabbit population at bay. I’m still debating just how to do that . . . tomorrow’s job.
I got a text from Sam Weigel today (Windbird’s current owner) saying that an article he wrote about the first time he saw Windbird will be published in Cruising World. When Mark and I were in the Bahamas aboard Windbird in 2015, Sam and Dawn flew over Hawksbill Cay when we were anchored there. We were anchored there with Lee and Lynda Kaufman on Sea Turtle. When they looked down on the boats at anchor, they wondered why they were not onboard one of those boats. A year and a few months later, they became the owners of one of those boats. Sam read every log I have ever written before purchasing the boat, and when he got to my entry about Hawksbill Cay, he realized it was Windbird he saw at anchor. Can’t wait to read the article. I also heard from Jane Woodin today. I mentioned in last night’s log that she was released from the hospital late yesterday. I sent a text today to see how she is doing and she got back saying it is wonderful to be home. Hopefully recuperating will go much faster now that she is at home sleeping in her own bed.