This afternoon is the "retirement" party. I am taking my sponsor and another friend. It is at a neat place overlooking the river. There will be music, BBQ, and some breezy weather to blow the "no-see-ums" away. I have to say honestly that I am ambivalent about it at this point. I just want to get through it. If it's a good time then that will be great. If it's not, then it will be over and that's okay too. I've learned to have few expectations and to just go with the flow.
I stayed on the boat at the marina from Friday through this morning. It has been blustery with storms rolling in this morning. It rained most of the night. At 2 AM, there was a lot of shouting at the marina. I talked to a fellow who was rushing down the dock calling out for his 13 year old son who had gotten lost. He was in a panic. So I kept an eye out, walking up on the boardwalk to see if there was a kid wandering around. I heard the police announce that the boy had been found so I went back to our dock to tell the father. He said, "Thank God" and took off running to get his son. I was glad that the boy was found and not trying to play Hide and Seek on some of the boats.
This morning I read on the front page that a 36 foot boat that used to dock at the marina was confiscated in a $30 million marijuana smuggling case off Bermuda. The man who owns the boat is being held in jail in Bermuda. He was well-known among local sailing enthusiasts. Where does one put $30 million worth of marijuana on a 36 foot boat? I don't think that the Bermudian authorities are much amused by drug smugglers so he is sitting in a cell awaiting a hearing. It made me wonder how much of this kind of stuff goes on at a marina. I confess to being naive about the waterfront drug scene.
And finally, tonight is the CBS movie about Lois Wilson. It starts at 9 PM. I am exiting the party to make it back to watch that program or at least that is my plan. I am a bit tired after all the excitement last night. Storms and lost children have left me rest broken.
Hope that you are enjoying your Sunday. I'm going to take a quick nap before meeting up with my sponsor before the party.