Day 202, Year 10: Final Touches
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Weather: Mostly Sunny, Cool Morning Warming by Afternoon
Location: Lightkeepers Marina, Little River, SC

We are putting the ‘final touches’ on our visit here in Little River. We got a slow start this morning but then we went to Patsy and Joe’s and launched into a window cleaning frenzy. Mark’s shoulder was enough better today that he was able to help some, but his energy level is really rock bottom. Since he had his last infusion, a week ago today, he has really struggled with low energy. At first we thought it was the pain from his shoulder injury, but that is better and he still has no energy. Since all of his blood work is absolutely normal, we have no idea what is going on. But he was able to help out today in between rest periods. In addition to cleaning windows inside and out, I also did a bit of cooking for our passage north, did a couple of loads of laundry, and made a key lime pie to take to Lynda and Lee’s for dinner tonight. Lynda fixed ribs which were melt-in-your-mouth good and we got to visit with Roger and Jane Bonner who were also invited to dinner. It was a fun evening. We are now back home, checking the weather, and making plans for what needs to be done tomorrow to get ready to leave here on Saturday.

If the weather doesn’t change radically, we will leave here at 10 am on Saturday morning and head offshore for Cape Cod. We will duck into the Chesapeake Bay if the weather changes and we need protection. But if the forecast stays as is, we might make it all the way home by Thursday or Friday. We are concerned about Mark’s lack of energy, so we will also monitor that and stop in the Chesapeake Bay if he is not able to do his night watches. Somehow I think once we are out on the water, he will be fine. As has been the case much of this winter, it looks like we will have to motor a great deal of the time, but that might be easier on Mark than having to worry about changing sails constantly. One way or another, we need to be home for Mark’s next cancer treatment on the 14th. As things looks now, that should not be a problem.

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