Tuesday, April 26, 2005

A week in Baltimore

The past week DH and I have been in MD, visiting family. We’ve used the time to try on “living in a house”, i.e. enjoying the modern convenience of water that is hot when you turn on the tap, having a bath tub, using a washer and dryer, and DH’s favorite, ice. Yep, our needs are pretty simple, but we are both in total agreement that living ashore is going to be a good thing. Aside from TV cable and Internet access, we’ve also enjoyed not being tied to daytime cell phone limits. Of course traffic, and crowds will be an adjustment, but one we’ll also adjust to. The boat will be missed, but living ashore will really be nice. Maybe we are getting soft, but even if that is so, I don’t think we’ll have too hard a time adjusting. The cat seems estatic with all the room to run around in, and furniture to hid behind. She seems to think going outside is her right though, so keeping her inside may be a challenge

Tonight we celebrated two Root birthdays by going to Outback for dinner with MIL and all her children. The food was excellent, one of the things I really like about Outback, their food and service is consistantly good. Since it was a birthday celebration we even had dessert, so it was a splurge all around!

My SIL is excited because her middle son will be graduating from Marine Boot Camp in NC in two weeks. He has done very well, and they will be traveling down to see the ceremony, and see if they can find their son in the throng of new Marines who will be showing their skills to the their visiting families. I know they are proud of him, and we are all proud of his choice to serve his country.

I worked on Blog buttons this morning, so if you see them, let me know what you think of the button I added to my knitting and house blog. Not really difficult, but then I have never really spent the time with Photoshop Elements that this new skill required. I’ll keep practicing!

We’ll leave in the morning and stop in Richmond to look at the lot again and check for progress. Who knows, maybe we’ll spend the night and look for furniture or attend to some of the other loose ends we still have to finish.

I’ll leave you with a marina picture taken two weeks ago. It will be interesting to see how much things have changed in the week we have been gone, maybe Spring will have decided to stay awhile. The weather across the country has certainly been strange this past week!


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