Today we are in no rush about anything. Storms moved through all night, but being undercover, we were not really affected by the rains or the wind. The remnants of the night’s storms are still present. We are prepared for a dreary day, the menu; doing the wash, catching up on our blog, buying my turquoise ball cap, cleaning the bilge, and cleaning up the cabin.
After taking care of the daily chores, we start on our list for the day. I do take a break when the youngest grandbabies ring in on Skype. We have an entertaining conversation of sorts: they dance, they jump, they spell words, they show Grandmommy their feet, they show me their cars, their helicopter, the works. Alexis is wearing a Duke T-shirt for church (it’s March Madness Sunday and she and Ken work with the Kids’ Praise Service). They head off to church and I get back to chores at hand.
We had lunch today on the boat, sandwiches and chicken/sausage gumbo. Walked the girls again with sweaters on this time. The wind is really whipping down the creek (I correct my earlier posts, this is the Yellow Creek – it’s the widest creek I have personally ever seen). The creek is very choppy and there is a strong chill in the moist air as it bounces off the water.
We continue our chores at a very relaxed pace. The day draws to a close, we eat snacks in the place of dinner, accompanied by a glass of wine. Clint talks to a son-in-law, Steve, by phone. He has a layover in Boston, and has flown his lovely wife, Stephanie (yes, we are prejudice, as we should be) there for the weekend. They are watching March Madness in a sports bar there.
After again walking the girls, we go shower and head back to Barefootin‘. We crawl into bed early and watch (sorry folks) “Sex in the City” reruns. Crude at times I know, but it can be so funny and we needed a good laugh or two to end the rather boring day. (we are having “Mick-withdrawal” pains I think)
Oh, I had promised to tell you the latest “dog feat” aboard. Presley has actually learned how to potty on command. You have no idea what a wonderful thing that is to us…this dog has ADD and trying to get her to focus has just been useless. (I have a hard time focusing also, so I understand her problem, but still…) Now, after a week of constant leashing (she runs loose on the farm), she has “gotten it!” She literally walks right off the sidewalk, squats and wah lah!! Hooray for Presley!!
Quick reminder, tomorrow we get underway, heading back up the Tennessee River. Weather permitting we will be attempting 3 locks and spending the evening at River Walk in Decatur. Do you remember the name of the restaurant at that dockage? I’ll report on the food their in Day 9’s blog.
Smiling. Hope you are doing the same.
Today’s Question: Did you find the answer to yesterday’s question? I did…let me know your answers and we’ll compare notes.
Barefootin‘ Travel Log: No miles, no gas used, no nothing.