I promise, I didn't fall off the face of the earth!
I've been spending 12 hours a day on weekends since we arrived on April 19th moving aboard Olympia for the summer. There really are not enough hours in the day for this, believe me. If I can get more boxes unpacked, I'll be able to send some pictures of the gorgeous gal. Yes, I know, I also promised pics of our trip north (the laptop is on the boat). In due time my friends.
As I write this (while taking a quick lunch break at my desk), the Explorer sits in the parking lot, packed to the rafters with "stuff". Every trip from the marina parking lot to Olympia's slip requires 2 dock carts - at a minimum.
While I'm in transition, golf season started yesterday. Why do I mention this? Well because my golf clothes are on the boat, while my golf clubs are in my friend's garage and I'm still living in my apartment. It gets a bit hairy at times, trying to get dressed for work and my myriad other activities. Friday evening through Tuesday mornings I'm on the boat, the other 2 days I'm in my apartment. Lest you think I've really lost my mind, I'm doing all this crazy moving around because of my cat. What???? Yep, the cat, aka Zoe, has to be "weaned" aboard gently and very carefully. After all, she's been moved twice in less than 2 years and you know how cats are about change. Since I don't have time to chase her around the apartment to clip her now very long talons, I had to wait to get an appointment at the vet to get this done. Sooo, the vet appointment is next Saturday, May 16th at 9:30. As luck would have it, I have 2 other very important occasions to celebrate right around that time - my grandson's 4th birthday on the 15th and my daughter's birthday (I dare not say which one in case she reads this) on the 16th. In between those festivities, I'll be coaxing Zoe out of wherever she decides to hide once we're aboard. Oh boy, do I have my work cut out for me!
I don't want you to think I'm trying to distract you from the very reason you bother to read this blog, but I guess I'm asking for some sympathy and understanding in the obvious lack of "communication". I do enjoy writing about what I love and am a bit frustrated by the lack of time.
I will get back to writing in just a bit and will have some lovely pictures to share. Olympia is truly the Queen of the Marina. My friend and I gave her this unofficial title one day when we were walking the docks.
Be back soon!