2017 Life Logs, Day 191: Happy Birthday to My Sister Patsy
Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Weather: Sunny; High 80, 66 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA

Happy Birthday to my sister Patsy! She is in those “eighty something” years and going strong. While we were in West Virginia recently, we did a memorial service for Mark and a family member snapped this photo of Patsy and me. We were both a bit sad, but it is so wonderful so know that your sister has your back . . . always. I love this photo because it shows our bond. Happy Birthday, Sis!

Today was a wonderful summer day here with beautiful Cape Cod weather. I started the day with Bruce Woodin finishing the varnishing project on Pooh. We are now ready for launch as soon as we have enough people to help out at high tide. It looks like it might be Saturday before we can accomplish that, but we’ll see. I left the Woodin’s and headed to Falmouth Heights Beach. Heather had taken the boys to swim lessons and when I arrived, she handed them over to me so she could head to work. We stayed at the beach for a bit and then headed to my place for lunch and for our weekly planning meeting. The boys seem to be enjoying making decisions about what they will be doing during the week and the overwhelming vote for tomorrow was to head home after swim lessons and just play. Fair enough. But they also made the decision to go to Wood Neck beach and marsh this afternoon to meet up with Leo and his mother Jean who live in the neighborhood. The tide was going out and we rode Lazy River and played in the marsh. Joey from next door and his grandmother were also at Wood Neck, so the five boys had what Ollie called a “boy party”. Jean and I walked with them all the way back into the marsh where we found young horseshoe crabs smaller than the palm of my hand and beautiful egrets flying about. And along the way, the boys found green crabs. Wood Neck is beautiful marsh but since I was walking in the water, I didn’t bring my camera with me to capture the beauty. But trust me, at near low tide, the beauty of Wood Neck is hard to beat. And just watching the five little boys romp through the marsh with abandon was also a beautiful sight. Next time I’ll take the Go-Pro in its underwater housing and try to capture the beauty.