Day 154, Year 7: Making Progress
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Weather: Another Beautiful Day, Temps in the 50’s, Still Windy
Location: Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina, N Falmouth, MA

Slowly, but surely, we are making progress on getting Windbird’s deck
re-caulked. The first big job is getting all of the old caulk out and we
are halfway done with that job. This morning we completed putting new caulk
in half of the starboard deck. We order two more cases of caulk that will
arrive tomorrow, but since Mark works at West Marine on Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday, it will be Sunday before we can caulk the other half of the
starboard deck. In the meantime, Mark is starting to remove the old caulk
from the port deck. So, slow as it might be, progress is being made.

Mark and I worked together to get the caulking completed this morning and
then we both went to pick up Sam and Jonah and spent the afternoon at
Heather and Jed’s. Mark worked on getting the beehive ready to put outside,
and by late afternoon, Sam and Jonah helped him carry the pieces to the
front yard where the beehive will reside. We still haven’t ordered bees,
but Mark started making calls this afternoon to local distributors. They
have no bees available, but they gave him contacts in Plymouth and in Rhode
Island. They told him that late April or early May is the prime time to
stock a hive, so we are still on schedule. After naptime, Heather got
asparagus roots planted in the garden while Mark and I took turns holding
Oliver. Today was his original due date, so we celebrated the fact that he
got a head start on life and is doing great despite his early arrival.