My boat has been a blessing and a lesson. I've been thinking about a name for her. I think that she will be called "Serenity?". The question mark gives me the option on that given day to see whether it will be a serene trip on her or an aggravation. Over the last few days, I've experienced both feelings. There has been aggravation with the mast and serenity when I've completed something like oiling the teak. I see the ups and downs. I think that this boat will teach me a lot about dealing with extremes.
I got some fireworks today and lit off a couple of bottle rockets. Funny how it brings out the kid in me. Just playing around with a few sparklers and rockets is a happy feeling. I'm looking forward to meeting my sponsor for lunch tomorrow and going to see the big fireworks over the harbor at night. Then I'll get home and have my own little show. Not a bad way to celebrate the Fourth. At least no one around me will be celebrating with a fifth. I'm thankful for that.