Sausi’s only six months old and she’s already become somewhat of a problem drinker. First she guzzles the beer, then she lies around completely oblivious to what needs to be done around here. She has destroyed a six pack and that’s all that matters to her.
I feel like that, too. I sit around making lists of what I have to do, but I don’t get the list done. But I think of other projects to start. Or at least to add to the list. And with a puppy in our lives I’ve noticed I don’t get to as much as I’d like even more. Is it the puppy’s fault? Of course it is.
That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.I
A friend I met at the Shelter Institute Post and Beam course a number of years ago stopped by to help and we worked a couple of hours and finished up a joint. Here’s Dave cleaning up the tenon.
Looking pretty good.
That was two weeks ago. My life is disappearing!!!!! Giant blocks of time go by like that. Snap your fingers if you can. Like that. I haven’t even fitted the brace yet!!!
Other projects we’re not making progress on. The building on the Cape. We were down last to cut some trees- I hired a company to do it. And they did it quickly. Machines and men all over the place. Fast. Trees down, gone by one o’clock.
But we had a set back on our septic permit. Since we have down sized the house- lumber prices are up and our ideas have radically changed over the past few years. The footprint of the house drawn on the septic/plot plan is not what we are building. I have a friend who could redraw it- I could redraw it. The septic pipe can be in exactly the same place, but no, they want a new plan. The fellow who drew it five years ago is retired. We had to hire a new firm. Darn. Time gone again. They are busy and will get to it when they can. It looks like no excavation this fall.
Lillian Road was a fabulous sand road from our past, nearby to our lot. Memories? Of course. Check out the new road sign. Wow. It use to be a black letters on a board nailed to the post. Improvements. We looks forward to so much on the Cape.
More dinners with my brother Joe and his wife Phyllis like this one up in Wellfleet? Right on the harbor. Watching the sun descend over the bay. Oh my god it was fun.
Wellfleet Harbor is just so beautiful. Edward Hopper thought so, too. I can’t wait to paddle it at sunset like this guy.
I can’t wait to have our catboat here like this one.
Ours is an even better looking boat and it’s already got the right port of call on it.
I can’t wait for more walks along the spectacular ocean side.
Yeah, a lot to look forward to.
We’re just a little hung up.
And the big news of course, is
Yep, we’re off to California for a wedding. We’re so pleased and proud. We absolutely love Iris. Iris’s grandmother did the original painting from which they took this image. Absolutely gorgeous. We have met and spent time with her parents and really like them as well. We met them pre covid. It’s just shy of two years ago and so much has happened since then. Saben and Iris bought a house in San Francisco. Suzy and I sold our house in Storrs and moved to Maine. They bought a piece of land to build on in Sausalito- that’s why we named our puppy Sausi- and it has been far far far too long since we’ve seen them. So we’ve not going to fly out for week for the wedding. We’re taking our van out, so we can take the puppy and visit for a while. Wedding, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Our friends Guy and Kathy just got a van so we’ll be traveling with them. they’ve suggested Hawaii, Mexico, Vancouver. My mind reels. Can we take Sausi to Hawaii? Do we want to fly with covid?
We’re tricking out our van: new wheels- the old ones were pretty rusty looking- and new Michelins. We had the body work done- no more rust!!!! We’ve brought it to be checked out mechanically. Only 144 thou on it, and it’s a diesel. Should be good for 300 more, right? We’ll be cleaning it up. Waxing it? Packing for a long voyage. Boats to pull put of the water here, then cover. Lobster traps to take in, garden to put to bed, wood to stack for when we return- it will still be cold here since spring comes about June up here. so we’ve got stuff to do. Back to that old time thing. Will we make it? We’ll make it.
I’ve got to figure out how to work on my blog on my laptop because I really want to blog as we go. Won’t that be fun? You can come along without leaving your comfortable home. O.K. time’s up.