And did I mention my boat? Minstrel, we learned a few weeks ago, is going to be the subject of a feature article in Good Old Boat magazine, sometime in the next two or three weeks. Editors Karen Larson and Jerry Powlas are enroute by car from Minnesota as I write this, to visit three of their Northwest writers. I have been spending the hours in which I normally sleep getting her ready for a photo shoot. A somewhat comic boat feature I wrote in this month's Good Old Boat magazine elicited lots of laughs, so maybe this is a form of comically-cosmic payback.
Oh, and did I mention painting the house? I got three coats on the front & its trim in February, then painted the rest of the living room and the entire bedroom, plus varnished a bunch of crown moulding and installed it in the bedroom. Yes, Virginia, there is a glutton for punishment, and it's me. Jim, well, he's just a Super-Heumann. But these photos from last year's cruise, in which we were anchored with our friends Carl and Patti from Tonic, yet another Dana 24 (da place is lousy wid dem) in Wallace Cove State Park in Canada and then alone in Wolf Bay, are why we are doing all this work now. Happy Spring!