Time Goes By

1/15 Tuesday, 61/45, partly cloudy, NW10-15 - This morning I focused on catching up on journal entries from the weekend.

I took this photo before dawn; unfortunately, I didn’t notice that low light blurred the image.  I liked the way the heavy cloud cover abruptly ended - the distinct line between night and daybreak.

I took this photo before dawn; unfortunately, I didn’t notice that low light blurred the image. I liked the way the heavy cloud cover abruptly ended - the distinct line between night and daybreak.

We had new neighbors arrive yesterday - a couple from New Hampshire sailing a Pearson 30. Chris, one of the sailors, saw Dobbs re-bedding our chainplate cover and had a couple questions about rig tension - they’d had the mast down for servicing last year and installed a Harken ESP furler, and the rig tune was off. Dobbs coached Chris through how to correct it.

After lunch I worked on estimates and client communications. Dobbs followed up on an estimate I sent out yesterday (we’re hired!) and called a manufacturer for current parts pricing. Around 3:30pm we walked up to CVS and Sav-A-Lot for more groceries; Murphy came along.

A wood stork at Sand Point Park.  To me, they look mis-matched - the beautiful pure white body with such an ugly (sorry, Mr. Stork) head, like a great egret in a death mask.

A wood stork at Sand Point Park. To me, they look mis-matched - the beautiful pure white body with such an ugly (sorry, Mr. Stork) head, like a great egret in a death mask.

Later, we sat in the cockpit until the sun was almost down and the chill of night was setting in. I made tomatillo chicken stew over rice for dinner. Dobbs washed the dishes and took Murphy for a walk - they just returned, with the report that two fellows are up in the lounge playing ”Your Cheatin’ Heart” on guitar and steel guitar. I’ll get up now to dry and put away those dishes. We’ll be making our way to bed here shortly.