Day 20, Year 7: Enjoying Gloriously Warm Weather
Date: Monday, November 28, 2011
Weather: Overcast and Even Warmer
Location: Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina, N Falmouth, Massachusetts

This weather is just too nice. It is so warm during the day that even wearing a fleece jacket is too much. And it is almost December. Unreal. Tonight the low temperature will be in the 50’s and then tomorrow it will be in the 60’s. After that the temp begins to drop and by the weekend the daytime temps will be in the 40’s with nighttime temps in the 30’s. So we have to enjoy it while we have it. We are headed to Concord, New Hampshire tomorrow after an early morning doctor’s appointment for Mark. There are things that we somehow missed when we went a month ago and we want to do this before the cooler weather hits. We had hoped to be able to go on Thursday so we could go to the Concord Yacht Club December meeting, but Mark has a late afternoon doctor’s appointment that couldn’t be rescheduled. The cardiologist here is trying to complete all testing before next Monday when Mark goes to Mass General for his pre-op testing there. The medical issues come first, so all other scheduling has to be done around that.

Mark worked at West Marine until 2 pm today and then he came to Heather and Jed’s. Heather came home early and she and her dad started putting the lights on the very large evergreen in the front yard. With a tall ladder and a long boat hook, they successfully got the top half of the tree decorated with lights. But then they ran out of the newer LED lights that Heather wants to use, so she will buy more and they will continue later in the week. While they were doing this, there was a spectacular red sunset with the sliver of a crescent moon setting in the western sky. Sam and Jonah delighted in watching the magical lights go up with such a beautiful red backdrop. It was quite beautiful.

Tomorrow starts early as Mark has to be at the hospital at 7:30 am for an ultra-sound of his heart. The doctor is fairly certain that his recent breathing problems are not associated with his heart, but he wants to do this one last test.

I’ll end with a mention of something our son Justin has been doing in support of his father-in-law’s current battle with prostate cancer. Justin joined a group called Movember, Australian-based, that wants to change the face of men’s health. So Justin has grown mutton-chops and looks like a cowboy on a “wanted” poster. We think it is great that he has done this for Phil, his father-in-law. If you want to check out Justin’s new look or make a donation to the cause, go to:
Then choose Movember United States – Home.

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