Friday, November 2, 2012

It has arrived!

Our boat show purchase finally made it to the marina tonight just after dark. We wheeled it down to the dinghy dock, maneuvered it into place, and splashed the Saratoga! It is very roomy! We paddled it back to our boat, somehow managing to break one of the oar locks in the process--time to get familiar with the parts list! I think we might spend the rest of the weekend playing with it!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We were back to work today and the town was back to normal so of course our kids would not let us forget that it was Halloween! Spiderman and Spider girl were very excited to be able to shoot webs at people. We visited a few dock neighbors before spending less than an hour trick-or-treating in Rose Haven. An urgent need for a bathroom cut us short however it was more than enough time to pull in a big haul!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy visits

It was loud, it was rocky, but otherwise it wasn't bad. We ate at Honey's Harvest for lunch every day to check on the neighborhood and it seems all fared well. They shut off power to the pier tonight intentionally due to high water, but that's pretty much the only power outage we've seen. Dodged the bullet!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sandy (a.k.a. Frankenstorm) preps

Yesterday we took down the genoa and some of the dodger, added lines and fenders, and filled the water. What did that leave for today? Pumpkins! We hit a farm for a corn maze and pumpkins, then carved them up while watching football. We saw 34kts this morning, then it was less than 20 this afternoon, and now the action is picking back up. Rain is coming down, too. School and work have been cancelled for tomorrow so now...we wait!