Days came and went, and by July 23rd we still did’t have a closing date for the new Kindred Spirit. We were waiting for the repairs on the Mariner to be done and closing papers to be finalized, while anticipating all the things we will need for the trip home on a boat we were don’t really know yet.
While we were waiting, anticipating, and packing ,we have found plenty to do.
Al is alway busy making things and fixing things. He has done crown molding and a tile backsplash in neighbors’ homes. He makes things for our children’s homes and the grandchildren. In no time at all, he made this Lego carry box for our grandson Aaron.
Together we made this glass lamp. Bought it at a discount and then took the rope off and pried off the top so that I could fill it with sea glass, shells, and coral.
In need of a land activity, we are enjoying bike rides. There is an especially nice path along the old Farmington Canal.
Al participated in the Shennecossett Yacht Club “Dock Races” again on the team for D Dock.
At this point in time, Al was still considered to be the “sail” part of the two-man team, which had to be one sailor with one power-boater. Hmmm… what happens next year? Can you rally take the “sail” out of the man?
Another summer treat was meeting with friends from our Bahama trip. Miss Maggie, a Grand Banks 36, brought Bruce and Tracey and their Golden Retriever, Maggie May, all the way to Connecticut from North Carolina. We had a delightful visit and dinner with them.
On the same weekend, our friends on Magnolia, (Morgan sistership, remember?) arrived at Shennecossett Yacht Club as they passed through southern New England on their way north.
We had a Bahama reunion/potluck barbecue at the yacht club. Magnolia’s freezer needed defrosting before their land trip to Ohio and we all benefited. 🙂 Yum! Although our boats had all met at one point or another on our respective Bahama voyages, all four boats were never in the same place at the same time. Until now. Well, except that our boat isn’t there.
A day trip to to southeast Connecticut by car kept our minds off our delayed ownership of the new boat.
And then there are the grandchildren!
GOOD NEWS!! We are loading a cargo van and heading to Maryland tomorrow (July 26th) to bring this Mariner Orient 38 home to Connecticut.