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Tis the Season

by the First Mate

We are finished sitting two homes and have now moved full time into just the one until April.  As it turns out looking after two places is a lot of work and we found ourselves not getting a lot of other things done.  Life keeps happening and if you aren't careful time can pass quickly by and one day you look at your blog, which you just posted on yesterday, and suddenly it is ten days later.  

Chuck has spent hours editing his next project but we are still having difficulty with our computers. Quite frankly, the sheer volume of video we have stored on various hard drives acquired over the years is astounding.  We pride ourselves on living a minimal life. Living on the boat for these many years has given us a pretty carefree life. Being in a house we find ourselves spreading out and, funny enough, we find our computer gear to be the worst offender of our rules about space, electrical consumption and time consumption.  Chuck has been taking all our data and moving it to one convenient place (more or less) and backing everything up.  All it takes is time..... 

Stepping back into real time.  Its Aloha Friday on KFSK Petersburg this afternoon Chuck's program today features classic and contemporary Hawaiian Slack Key guitar selections. (12:30 - 2:30 AKST after the Fish Report)  Live Stream available on KFSK.org

Work continues on my ditty bag project.  I've gotten the body finished and will be starting on the bottom next. The body was the hardest part because of the long strait seams and I wanted the stitches to be presentable looking. It should only take one good evening to stitch on the bottom but it will take a few more to hand make the grommets and get them stitched in.  If all goes well I should have it complete by next week.

I am spending more time at the vet clinic and taking on more duties. I learn something new every day and have a hard time calling it "work".  Follow Waterways Veterinary Clinic on Facebook. 

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1. Dilly | January 03, 2015 at 03:12 AM EST

Wait, I cannot fathom it being so stoghaitfrrward.

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