Yuk!

The weather here has been back to dull and dreary winter. Rain, rain, and more rain for the last 3+ days. I haven’t even been able to get out of the house for a walk.

I don’t mind an occasional rainy day. I have plenty to do here to keep me busy. But when it goes on and on for days, I start getting antsy. I want to go outside. I want to see some sunshine.

It’s supposed to be nice again tomorrow. I sure HOPE so. I’ve signed up to go sailing again tomorrow and really looking forward to it. Last week was a blast and this will be another race in the Icicle series.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the rain ends TODAY. 🙂

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    • I figured that. I’ll be up there in a couple of hours. I was trying to find something interesting to do after the KP lunch meeting I’m going to. Will probably hit the museums since it’s raining.

  1. I started to comment that it’s the same back home but then I realized that you probably are posting from back home. Waller County has been double yuk but at least the weed seeds are getting plenty of moisture for their all out assault in early March.

    • I hope you get caught up. We had a bad drought here in Texas a couple of years ago. We’re still not caught up yet. It dried out the ground so bad, it cracked the foundations of one of my properties (and later the plumbing). Cost me a fortune!

    • Yeah, Seattle is always like that, except maybe for a couple of months in the summer when it’s just GORGEOUS. I used to try to get up there in late July or August. I could get away from the heat, humidity and mosquitos in Texas and go out hiking all day in the beautiful scenery they have up that way.

  2. Yes, I can well relate with how you be feeling..it sucks..I had that kind of experience too..it so so so very itches to get outside and feel the life back..feel the sunshine back..

    I hope the weather clears soon..and would like to see you beach-side with a perfect sunset-posed groupie:)

      • wow, how fast do they ride?..you mention about collision possibilities, so are there any motor controls to avoid them, or is it entirely up on the winds to maneuver..how to launch a break, it’s scary!

        • That’s a good question. Some of them can actually go pretty fast. Have you ever watched the America’s Cup races? Those boats are pretty fast (maybe up to 30 knots) and they cost multiple millions. Very professional crew. All the latest gear, etc. For this race, it was full of more regular people and their boats. It depends a lot on the wind and weather in general. Then boat and the crew do the best they can with what they’ve got. I think we made 7- 8 knots tops on that race. Some boats probably made close to 10. So, not very fast compared to a car, but not bad for typical sailing boats.
          In the race, we would be disqualified if we use the engine. In real life, we would of course use all available means to escape harm to our boat. Yes, its pretty scary when the boats all get so close together coming up on a marker!

  3. We live on a narrowboat, and had rain continuously for three days some time ago. It’s a PAIN having to take the dog out for her business and then trying to get her and yourself dry. Different kettle of fish when it’s sunny, off on the canals for a holiday and NO PACKING! 🙂

    • I can just imagine. I lived on a sailboat with my dad for a while. 🙂
      Sometimes I think I’d like to get another sailboat and just take off and cruise the world. But then I think again and realize how much working offshore has spoiled me for living aboard. We have all the conveniences of home; air conditioner, washing machines, refridgerators, real stove and oven, etc. I wonder if I could stand living full time without any of that again?
      Yeah, I know, I’m just spoiled. 🙁

      • We’re lucky in that the boat is just over a year old so has full insulation, central heating, a full cooker/hob/grill and fridge in the kitchen (we brought in our own microwave) and a shower in the bathroom. Space, or lack of it, made us convert said shower to a cupboard. We do miss the log burner from the house so are toying with the idea of having one fitted here. The marina has a laundry room and shower block, but the thing I miss most? A washing line! Everything washed has to be tumble dried! 🙂

        • WOW! That sounds wonderful. You must have a very big boat and lots of power available. Ours was a good size (72′ LOA, 48 WLW) but still not very spacious inside. No way we could have AC or central heating. We did hang the clothes out to dry, they got a little salty, but not too much. We mostly had to wash by hand in salt water (with Joy dishsoap) and then quick rinse in fresh water. We had a little 2 burner electric hotplate to cook on. Amazing what we could come up with on that!
          I don’t think I’d ever be able to afford something with all the luxuries you have. Maybe one day. 🙂

          • Our boat is a sweet little 41 footer and just 6 feet 10 wide. If interested, I’ve done a LOT of posts on our lifestyle change from a 3 bed detached property to this, and we have nothing in storage elsewhere! A little note here, we didn’t actually plan this!!!! 🙂

          • Sounds like quite an adventure. I’m looking forward to hearing more about it, especially about how you wound up there when you didn’t plan to. I just signed up to follow your blog. 🙂

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