Day 170, Year 7: Another Super Busy Day
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Weather: Mostly Sunny Early, Cloudy and Cool in the Late Afternoon
Location: Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina, N Falmouth, MA

Mark worked from 8 am to 6 pm today at West Marine and made it just fine
except for wanting a mid-day siesta. But after lunch, his energy returned
and he made it through the day just fine. I worked with Heather all day on
the bee garden, organizing kids’ clothing, and just hanging out with Oliver.
Tomorrow we are renting a rototiller to finish off the bee garden, so it
will be another busy day. But once the bees arrive on Saturday and get put
into their hive, we can relax a bit. But only for a bit as Mark and I then
really need to push to get the deck done and Heather and Jed have to get
ready for the delivery of a new refrigerator next week. That requires
putting in new wall board and finishing it. Jed finished the installation
of the new dish washer this afternoon. It was a tricky plumbing job but
worked out fine. The installation of these two new kitchen appliances has
required completely new electrical wiring, new plumbing for the dish washer,
and lots of cutting out of cabinets and walls. It is not just like
unplugging the old and plugging in the new. So until all of this craziness
is done, life will remain on the busy side here.

Tonight we attended the monthly meeting of the Falmouth Amateur Radio
Association. We presented there last month and were very interested in
hearing tonight’s presentation on Coast Guard Search and Rescue. Jeannot
Smith, Response Department Head for the Southeastern New England Coast Guard
Station located in Woods Hole made the presentation. He had been out
overnight looking for a man overboard which made the presentation all the
more compelling. We thank Dick Wiklund, president of the club, for inviting
us. We scooted out right after the presentation, without thanking anyone,
in order to get Mark home and in bed at a reasonable hour to get up and
start again in the morning. But we fully appreciated learning how the Coast
Guard goes about finding vessels in distress. We plan to take Jeannot up on
his invitation to visit the Woods Hole station and learn even more.