Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We enjoyed our first official turkey day on the boat. Talk about changes in attitudes, changes in latitudes... 99% of the time, our little boat oven is perfect for our needs. Enter many of you have actually had to measure your oven at home to see what would fit inside? (Literally - we're talking physical dimensions here!) Since it was just the two of us, we figured we'd manage quite well with a little turkey breast. Good thing - given our space constraints, the days of 20-pound turkeys are long gone!

Since the cook is such a traditionalist, we had to have mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and green bean casserole to go with the turkey. And crescent rolls, of course! (They don't even begin to measure up to Aunt Sue's homemade rolls, but they did the trick.) As if that wasn't enough, we finished off the meal with pecan pie (sadly, Rene doesn't like pumpkin). Did I mention it was just the two of us eating all of this?? And since we decided to have "dinner" at our normal lunch time (2pm), there are plenty of leftovers to snack on later tonight. Life is good!

We're also happy to have the sun back out. We had a real gullywasher (aka "massive downpour") all day yesterday. It rained overnight, was raining when we woke up, and kept on raining until mid-afternoon. Just when we thought it was over, it started raining again. It felt like being back home as a kid again...Seattle for Stacy, the Netherlands for Rene. When we woke up this morning, we took one look at the dinghy and knew it was a Kodak moment. The water was ankle-deep...and then some!

Annoying as it was, the only real downside of the storm was that it prevented Dick Murray (our watermaker guy) from coming out to the boat yesterday. We still have a valve that needs to be fixed, and we're trying to take advantage of a weather window early next week to leave for the Bahamas. Weather permitting, Dick will come out to the boat tomorrow to fix the watermaker. Fingers crossed that it'll be something simple and we'll be up and running again by this weekend!

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