Saturday, December 20, 2014


HERE I AM SMILING IN NAPLES, FLORIDA even though I know shortly I will be home in the snow and cold. (this was December 6th) But I am smiling because of family and friends. Christmas is a time to reconnect with family and friends and that is what we are doing now.

Our front yard before it melts. The weather "experts" say it is going to melt next week. Not good for the skiers and snowboarders in our family. 

Our Christmas tree is trimmed, gifts are wrapped, cookies are baked and we are ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and health and happiness for 2015. We fly down to the boat January 2. Stay tuned for our final preparations. Our journey to Bahamas will happen in our new boat Time Out.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


What to do with our bar fridge that does not work? It is in the flybridge, now how do we get it down? The crane for our dinghy! It is good for heavy items!

Swing the crane over the side and voila, the fridge is down on the dock in no time. We have replaced this fridge with a new one. You can guess how we got it up to the flybridge.

I flew home on Saturday and a son picked me up at the airport. Paul is working away on some more items down there, The fridge replacement and the anchor chain.

TWO HUNDRED FEET of chain is extremely heavy! Paul had his good friend with a truck help pick up the chain from West Marine and bring it on board! If you are anchored out at night and want a good night's sleep..... you get an excellent anchor and chain.

Slowly we are getting "Bahama ready". We will fly back in January to finish up then off we motor to warm temps, small breezes and blue waters. How blessed are we?

p.s. I am up north where there is snow and more snow tomorrow !! Brrrrrrr

Tuesday, December 2, 2014