-E.B. White

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It is what it is and we are where we are

Another great week - mostly because we are on the boat .  It is mostly good when we are on the boat.  We seem to be here, during what I would consider to be a Minnesota spring.  A couple of days warming up into the 60's and then bam slam - another cold front and temps dropping quickly with snow/sleet/rain.  We have a couple of dry sunny days, then, spring rain showers and cool temps..  It's still good, Izzy has a big yard to play in and we are continuing to work on projects.  Now working on re-upholstering the cushions in the saloon and new fender covers (pics to follow).

Valentines Day eve - we cheat a little and jump start the big day and dine out the night before.   Valentines day eve - assured of a seat in our favorite restaurant without reservations.  Great dinner at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA then home for a glass of champagne - it couldn't get any better - no pressure, no crowds.  P.S. Izzy does not understand the concept of hold still for a pic, actually Izzy does not understand hold still.

67 degrees Friday and morning temps on Saturday in the 50's - however, temps continue to drop all day. 

 and no wind - enjoy this moment - by evening things will be different.

It was so nice out, we decided to get the dinghy down and test drive to assure all systems where a go.

It appears everything is as it should be, however, Izzy has now decided she should ride in the first mates seat.

By 3:00 pm on Saturday - the temps dropped and the snow started flying - predicting 2 inches of snow in the area and temps into the teens - not feeling so bad as it is also cold in Florida.

  Gotta say, this is a first for me - snow and boating - awesome!!  Really it is awesome.

Sunday morning - not as much snow as predicted, but icy decks and brutal cold winds.  

Monday (Presidents Day) - as soon as the skim of ice was off the river the rowers were out - Elizabeth river is a major rowing club hub - this is the local high school kids.  Definitely a double hoodie kind of day.

Still not sure of our plans/intentions - will keep you posted.

Special shout out to our niece Erin, nephew-in-law Loren and their beautiful baby Edgar.

Extra special thanks to niece Shana for your beautiful birthday wishes - you are amazing!


  1. Boating in the snow is fun but enough is enough. Wait much longer and you'll be dodging north bound snow birds! Our temps are now back in the 60's at night and low 80's duting the day!
    We'll leave the light on for you.

  2. Kinda like you guys, only no snow, we're sticking around working on a plan... So far, no plan.
    Thanks for the kind comment on the blog, for some reason Yahoo put it in spam and won't let me post it. I've since changed the default email to Google.

    Have fun and enjoy the warmth... cold... snow... and everything in between.
    It's all good.

  3. Are you kidding me? What are you waiting for? Get down here!

  4. The Bier Garden! My mouth is salivating as I type this. YUM!