Sunday, August 22, 2010
I spent one of the hottest nights that I can remember on the boat last night. There wasn't a breath of air stirring. The humidity was oppressive. Thankfully, a little D cell powered fan kept some air moving in the V berth. This morning a rain shower helped to cool things down a bit and brought in some much needed breeze.
After getting the boat cleaned up, we talked to some friends who live on their catamaran at the marina. They were going out for sushi so invited us to go along. It was a treat to get inside the air conditioned restaurant, have some delicious crab/shrimp crunch rolls and talk to friends amid the glow of the jelly lanterns.
They were interested in Sojourner who will become ours on September 2. The oil analysis came back okay, so all is proceeding with the closing. She is up on blocks at the ship yard and will have her bottom painted as soon as we close. In the mean time, there will be more weekends on Compass Rose before she is pulled from the water and put on the hard. She has been a good and faithful boat, and I can't bear to sell her. So she will be stored in an enclosed shed on our property. Maybe my heart and psyche will adjust to Sojourner and then I will be willing to consider selling Compass Rose. But for now, I just want to take good care of her.
I am tired now and need to get some rest. It has been a hot, stuffy weekend so it's time to enjoy the cool AC and some clean, crisp sheets. Good night to you all. I'll be catching up with your blogs this week.