So hopefully you all remember the donation we made to the KODA Camp fundraiser. If you didn’t see that post you can read about ithere.
After a lot of weather and maintenance postponements, and rearranging of schedules we were finally able to take our lucky winners, and new friends, out on the water! Four parents and 4 kids… oh, wait.. we should be including us in this count. The total was 6 adults and 5 kids!
The adults got their party on, while kids clambered all over the boat! The little ones weren’t too keen on having to don the orange vests of safety, but were immediately pacified when offered the chance to “drive” the boat. The older kids did a lot of hanging out down in the cabin – why would they want to see a beautiful sunset on the water, and risk hanging out in close proximity to the *gasp* OLDER folks!?
Honestly, we all had a marvelous time, and we can’t wait to do it again!
Wind Affair is back on land again. Where did this year go? Between the extended winter weather and constant rain, we got very little done, and only got out on the water four times. FOUR. And only two of those were actual sailing.
Of our project list, only 2 were completed. The windows do look great, though!
Evan did a bit of crewing in some of the races this summer, and that was fun. We said we weren’t interested in racing Wind Affair when we got her, even though many have asked us about it. However, now that he’s crewed in a few races, Evan is starting to warm up to idea.
One of our outings this summer did include the winners of the KODA camp auction. That was a lot of fun! I will post more on that another time.
Another cool thing is that we got a new (to us) truck specifically for the purpose of being able to haul out and travel with Wind Affair. It’s a Chevy Avalanche 2500, and it’s a beast. Hauling out this year was SO much easier!! We’re looking forward to taking her up north for a week or so next summer!
Right now it’s snowing, and there’s a good bit of house work and laundry to get done. Nothing like a good dumping of snow to really make you focus on the how much you didn’t get done over the warmer months. But, then again, winter months can be good, too! For example, We have played several rounds of Yahtzee yesterday and today (Jacob wins every time. I don’t know how.). We made Almond butter bars. We’re watching the Colts game (they not doing so hot, so maybe that’s not a great example at the moment.), and we will be going to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after Jacob is done with in-fielding practice later.
Over the next few months we will be working on finishing the basement, reorganizing our boat items, and readjusting our plans for Wind Affair and our To-Do List for her. We’ll also take in some live boat porn in the form of Strictly Sail Chicago. Anyone else braving the Chicago waterfront in January? Let us know if you are; we’d love to catch a drink/coffee and a chat.
Meanwhile, here’s a pic of the dog whining because the cat has taken over his window perch.