Day 362, Year 10: Preparations
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Weather: Another Gorgeous Fall Day, Temp in the 60’s F
Location: Quissett Harbor, Falmouth, MA

For me, today was all about preparations . . . for the passage south and for the arrival of Mark’s sister and brother-in-law who will be here on Friday. But before the preparations began, Mark and I both took early morning walks—Mark in Boston and me here on the Cape. It was another totally gorgeous and warm fall day, so Mark walked partway to Mass General from the Hope Lodge this morning. I went walking with friend Jane Woodin. When I returned to Windbird, I started doing an inventory of food onboard so I’ll know what needs to be bought for the upcoming passage south. I then went to Heather and Jed’s to use their kitchen to do a little cooking for this weekend. The day flew by much too quickly with not enough done, but isn’t that the way with all days? Mark spent his whole day at Mass General and then after his last treatment he met up with Alan and Helaine Kanegsberg, our friends from Concord, NH. The three of them took a nice long walk to Government Center and then down to the Boston Commons. They walked across the Commons and back toward Mass General. They had thought about having dinner at Lala Rokh with Persian cuisine or The Hungry I touted as a romantic French bistro, both wonderful restaurants, but were intrigued by a place called The Little Lamb. This place is literally right across the street from the hospital. It features Mongolian food that you cook yourself in Chinese hot pots found on every table. Mark reports that they were very pleased with their choice.

At some point tomorrow, I return to Boston. I will spend tomorrow night with Mark and on Friday morning we will clean his apartment and pack his things to move him back home. He still has another week+ of treatments, but his stay in the Hope House ends on Friday. When we get back to the Cape on Friday evening, we will meet up with Mark’s sister Mary Ellen and her husband Lee who are driving up from Florida for a visit over the long Columbus Day weekend. It looks like this lovely weather is going to extend into the weekend, so we will all enjoy.

Day 351, Year 8: Farewell to Eel Pond