Home! Oh dear, that
was a big mistake to leave Florida. It has done nothing but snow since
we got here and the temperatures have been below freezing for most of
the month. We did get a couple of "semi thaw" days, but that only
produced two inches of ice on our front path and frozen downspouts.
The only nice thing about being home was visiting with the family and
friends. We got to see our 6 yr old grandchildren play indoor soccer,
and it was hilarious. Certainly brought back old memories. Their antics
on the ice skating rink were also fun.
We have used this home bound time to clear out unused items, stuff and
junk from every room in the house. Of course we still have plenty more
to do, but we've made a start. We also spent just over two weeks
reupholstering our boat salon cushions, 33 pieces in all and all of
different dimensions. This was quite a project but the finished product
is much better than we expected. We are now excited about taking the
cushions back to the boat. Goodness knows when that will be. Hurry up
Spring! The boat is still for sale, but if it doesn't sell then we'll be
able to enjoy the newly refurbished salon.
Vanessa has been busy trying to get PICKLEBALL going at our local
recreation centre. We've found somewhere in MD to play, but they only
play on Wednesday and that conflicts with mahjongg. Andrew hurt his leg
in FL playing a little too early after TKR surgery so he's helping set
up the nets and is advising on advertising materials etc. We played our
first game last Tuesday! Fingers crossed this will take off in a big way
soon. We have the equipment and facility but more bodies are needed.
The logs we collected, split, and sawed up all summer have now been used
and the white stuff continues to fall. Time to turn up the heat and
watch the $$$$ disappear.
Spring come out wherever you are!