|Photos of the New Yorkers spelled out Merry Christmas!|
and generally relax and enjoy each other’s company. The time flew by, and we treasure the happy memories!
|Co-Pilot Fred watching Hugh land at Opalaca Airport, Miami|
Note: Next year the Miami Boat Show will be in the Miami Marine Stadium where we anchored in 2009. It was a MESS, and I commented that people were working on rehab. Apparently they've succeeded!
Also in February, I spent a long weekend in Illinois with my brother, Gene, his daughter Sandi and daughter-in-law Mary. Sadly, in the two years since his wife died, Gene has not transitioned well, and in March Sandi helped him relocate to the memory care section of HarborChase of Plainfield, IL (10 minutes from Sandi’s home) where he now lives. A tough transition, and very challenging for all.....
|Us with 4 daughters, 2 s-i-ls, 5/7 of the grandkids and the Easter Bunny|
Another is the addition of a (removable) Yoga Swing on the back deck. Melanie, a Yoga teacher, came to show us how to use it, and Plan A is that we will both become strong and fit---with core muscles that really work! Hmmmm.
All is not new...Once again, the floors have been coated with protectant. They look much better, and next time will most likely have to just be replaced. Lots of fading and honest wear---call that ‘dents and dings’ but they do look much better, and work just fine.
The directors chairs that Fred rebuilt and has sat upon to drive the boat for 20 some years got yet another new coat of paint. In the photo, the arms are swinging from a tree branch while the legs are sprayed on a small tarp. One chair at a time.