11-23. We heard from our niece, Katie Zeller Murphy this morning. She and Brad had a baby boy at 12:20am. He was 8 lbs, 8 oz and named Cassius (pronounce cash-us) James Joseph Murphy. Mom is doing fine, and Cassius is on oxygen. I guess that’s common in Denver with the elevation.
|big sister Memphis
11-24. The marina had a nice Thanksgiving dinner for us. They provided turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy. The boaters brought the sides and desserts. I made scalloped corn casserole, not something we make for the 2 of us, but a family favorite. I played cards for awhile after eating. Then we joined others on our dock for a few drinks at the top of our dock. Nice day.
|family Thanksgiving in SD
11-25. We had a women’s lunch today with a bloody Mary bar. Everyone brought drink fixin’s to share. Always a hit.
11-27 Brunswick landing Marina had an oyster roast for us, steamed or raw. Dave offered a young girl $5 if she would try a raw oyster. She took him up on it, but couldn’t make herself swallow it. He told her she could spit it out if she made a dramatic show of it. He just loves teasing kids.
|Gary, Jason, Barbara
11-28. I was dismissed from my Physical Therapy today. Now the hard part, keeping up with my therapy everyday to avoid back pain.
We spent the day washing the deck and putting up our canvas and isinglass. I did some cleaning of the isinglass that wasn’t done after Dave completed sewing the enclosure last year. Always something to complete the job.
11-29. We found a small lizard on board the boat, only about 3 inched long. I thought we should capture it and get if off the boat. Dave figured it would eat bugs and leave on his own eventually. So we have a pet. Actually, I don’t think I ever saw him again. And we didn’t name him so we wouldn’t get attached.
11-30. Dave was cleaning the raw water screen and filter for the Yanmar engine. When the water wouldn’t run though it as it should, he decided to change the impeller for the raw water intake. It had 2 torn fins, so good to find before leaving the dock. While he was doing all this, he discovered a leaky drive shaft seal. So, now the research began for fixing that.
Dave actually wants me off the boat when he is working on the engine. The companionway stairs are lifted, so you can’t come and go. I obliged by having lunch with a girlfriend, Nancy. Then we went shopping and picked up groceries. I think we had more fun than Dave.
|more precious photos of Memphis and Cassius