Good news--I've been feeling pretty good post-surgery (we went to the Navy Ball last Friday!) and am able to handle the kids solo. Good thing, too, as Frank is in Cali for a few days for work. Of course, as luck would have it, the heat got a little fritzy in the days before he left. And with my great luck, it went out completely last night. Chilly times with the munchkins. Hopefully we'll get it out and to the shop this weekend. We're down to about the last part we can replace before buying a whole new unit!
Again, the timing is great here. We have a space heater we can use to keep fairly comforatable while in port, but would have no heat if we were to spend a night out at anchor now. Since we can't get underway due to my busted gut, this really is perfect timing!