I know, I know, it's been ages since I last posted. If I said that my days race by and that my "to do" list would encircle the state of Texas, I would be making a gross understatement!
I have to tell you that I know I owe pictures and a bit of narrative about Tom's memorial and Olympia's christening - January 31st seems like a lifetime ago. However, I've been finding it difficult to write about those 2 enormous events. I should be ok in a little bit of time, but right now, I get clutched when I begin to think about relaying news about that day.
However, I do have momentous news - OLYMPIA IS ON HER WAY HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Captain Mike Warren along with a crew that includes Dan (journalist for some magazines), Tucker (VP at Kadey Krogen in Annapolis) and John Stempke (chef and co-captain extraordinaire) left Stuart this morning, heading to Morehead City via an ocean run. If all goes well and Mother Nature cooperates, they should be there in about 60 hours. From there, it's on to Norfolk where yours truly will come aboard for the trip of a lifetime.
John has his SPOT tracker aboard, so I can watch their progress. Right now (as of 19 minutes ago), they are offshore in the Daytona Beach area.
It's interesting that John was part of Serenity's delivery crew at this exact time in 2011. Amazing how my life has changed so incredibly and dramatically since then. Four years might as well be forty years!
I'll keep you posted on Olympia's progress and let you know when I'm aboard - hopefully a week from tomorrow. Yikes, just thinking about it makes me breathless!
Speaking of breathless, I just mailed a hefty check to the Huntington marina where Olympia will hold court for the summer. I'll be with all the big girl boats. I already have a guest list going - and it grows by the day. Suddenly folks in the office are stopping by to say hello. Get it? Someone that sells Pampered Chef in my office approached me about having a party on board. Another person from a local wine shop asked about holding a wine tasting. That would be boring since I'll only serve white wine when lots of folks are on board. It'll be amusing to see who else crawls out of the woodwork. I'm sure this summer will contribute many funny stories to this blog.
In the meantime, thanks for your patience in hanging in there with me. You can help follow Olympia's trip home with me.