2022 Life Logs, Day 213: Messing About in Boats
Date: Monday, August 1, 2022
Weather: Sunny, Cooler than Expected; High 84, Low 69 degrees
Location: At Home in The Fairfield Inn, Mooresville, NC

No, I am not currently messing about in boats. It is after midnight and I am here in North Carolina totally exhausted after a busy, but productive day where things have gone as well as can be expected. I took my sister Patsy to see her daughter Jennifer. Her grandson Jacob, who flew in early this morning, was also there. Patsy’s other daughter, Janet, who is here from Tennessee, was also with us. So, amid the busyness of getting things done and the fact that my niece Jennifer is totally bedridden and in palliative care, the visit with family was cathartic. Jennifer is good spirits, and the visit was good for soul.

It is Heather, Jed, and Ollie who are in Maine messing about in their new-to-them 36-foot Cape Dory sailboat that was launched today. Getting texts and photos of their day certain brightened mine. I have not met Eider in person, but she looks wonderful for a 39-year-old sailboat. Heather on the bow and Jed and Ollie in the dinghy all looked exuberant. And, of course, their day had to end with a trip to shore for an ice cream topped with a chocolate sailboat. “There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Grahame from The Wind in the Willows

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