Thursday, May 8, 2014

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Today finds us packing up and heading for the boat for a long weekend. It's the annual IOBG Commodores Appreciation BBQ on Saturday and the district director and I are co-hosts of this event. He takes care of the bar and food and hubby and I take care of all the decorations, table settings and finger foods. We also spend a great deal of time carrying supplies and icing down the beverages. It's a fun BBQ, but does require a lot of work.

On Friday we will boat over to Delta Marina Yacht Harbor in Rio Vista and start setting up for Saturdays event. We'll also get together with other folks and have a nice dinner at Lucy's. It seems to be a tradition and who doesn't like Italian food.

The other really great thing about this event is we'll see folks we don't see often enough. I'm looking forward to spending some time catching up on what's going on in their lives.

Last weekend hubby and I removed all the isinglass from our boat and put up all the screens. It gets really hot in central California during the summer and the screens really help with the air flow and keeping the boat cooler.

Lastly, hubby and I had a conversation about all the work boating requires. Much of it we hire out, but to run the boat requires certain things that need doing. We both agree that it's getting harder and harder to do. We are and have been watching older folks get out of boating because it's too much work. I hope we have many good years left to boat as we love it so.

What hobby do you have?
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  1. I'm sure you will have fun. It's nice to catch up with people you don't see often :) Enjoy!!!

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    1. Yes it is Rocks. I'm looking forward to a fun weekend. :)

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  2. Have a great time, sounds like fun

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    1. It's lots of fun Ann. Wish you were closer and we'd go for a cruise. Duke would like it too. :)

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  3. Know what ya mean about our hobbies being a bit of work. Looks like we are replacing the Moho fridge before our June trip. Bugger to that. And you know who will be doing the hard work!

    Enjoy all the good stuff this weekend, despite all the work stuff. It will be sooo worth it, and y'all can rest when you get home.

    Big hugs, honey...

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    1. Yes, it's always something. It's worth it though. Big hugs back. Scritches to the babies. :)

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  4. Sounds like a heck of lot of fun Sandee. Enjoy your boating as much as you can. Why not get a house boat so you stay on the water all the time. Silly aren't I. I would love to live on the water but that;s just a dream. That's why I enjoy at least one cruise a year. I would enjoy a cruise just to stay on the water and no ports. Oh well, that's crazy me. Have a great day my friend but don't over due it. Rest once in a while and spend time with your friends that you haven't seen for a while. See ya.

    Paul

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    1. I know you like the big ships, but we like our own boat. It's just us and whoever comes along to whatever event we are visiting. :)

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  5. It is work, but boating is great. My brother and SIL lived on and cruised the coast and the carrib, for years.

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    1. That would be an awesome thing to do. Yes it would. :)

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  6. Well, yyou had me at Italian food. Not so much the hard work. I'm all about gatherings, family, friends and food but I look for ways to reduce the amount of work and stress nowadays.

    Enjoy your boating event and friends! big hugs xoxo

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    1. Lucy's is great for Italian food. We'll enjoy the boat as we always do. :)

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  7. Wow, that sounds like great fun. It is always fun to see old friends.The only hobby I have a the moment is these silly cats and I sure can't give them up which I couldn't do anyway. Just have to look for easy ways to get things done.Sure hope you don't give up the boat anytime soon. Take care and have a great time this week end

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    1. We are hoping we can boat for a very long time. We can always do things smarter. That's an option. :)

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  8. Sounds like you are ready for a wonderful party. Having a boat handy man could solve your problem. Is there such a thing?

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    1. No, when you are on a boat the work gets done by the crew. I guess you could hire someone to work the boat, but then you'd not be alone. I wouldn't like that as our boat is too small for a crew member. :)

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  9. Sounds like your in for a great weekend, I am sure you both have a long time to carry on boating :)

    Have a boattastic time y-)

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    1. I hope you are right Steve. It's just great fun to cruise to different destinations. :)

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  10. Oh I hope you have many more years of boating as well. It sounds like something you and your husband really enjoy! Have a great weekend.

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    1. We really, really enjoy our boat. We don't slip sail either. We are out on the water to different destinations. :)

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  11. Scotties are little cement blocks with four stubby legs as paddles-we're not water dogs. They, however, play a mean game of bridge.

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    1. Yep, there are a few pups that are little cement blocks. Bridge is good. Woof woof. :)

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  12. It is work and one day a time will come where it's just too much but until then I hope you enjoy many happy sailings! And BBQs! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful day! Smooches to Little Bit!

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    1. We intend to do just that. Scritches to the babies. :)

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  13. It does sound like you put in a lot of effort into this weekend, but then again it also sounds like you will have a lot of fun. Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. It's not hard work, but it's work. Lots of shopping and planning to make sure you have everything you need. :)

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  14. Sounds like the pawfect weekend .. Have a super time. Big hugs xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. It's going to be a pawfect and purrfect weekend. Big hugs back! :)

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  15. I hope you have lots of time left too because it is clear from your posts that you love it. :) I think screens on a boat would be so nice, I can almost feel the air coming in on a nice water ride. :)

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    1. I'm hoping you are right and yes we do love our boat. The screens are wonderful in the summer. What a difference. :)

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  16. May you have many fun years left, and enjoy the weekend!

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    1. We are hoping that we do. We will enjoy the weekend for sure. :)

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  17. I'll bet you're going to have a bunch of fun. c-)

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    1. That's the plan Odie. We do love boating and we have lots of great boating friends. :)

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  18. Event planning is a lot of work, as is boat maintenance. But you know what? You're taking care of that boat as issues arise also gives you more time to enjoy the boat in the long run. And enjoy it longer.

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    1. You are right. Some folks don't take care of the maintenance part of boating and pretty soon their boat won't run. Seen it happen way too many times. Their philosophy is if it ain't broke don't fix it. That does not go well with boats. :)

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  19. I really envy you all! I've always been told any day on the water is a good day.

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    1. That saying is very true, but when you get bad water not so much. :)

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  20. Sounds like you're gonna have a heck of a time Sandee. Will their be pics? Most importantly, will there be rum?

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    1. There is a bar so I'm guessing there will be rum. Don't know about pictures though. :)

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  21. Sounds like a lot of fun. Have a great time.

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    1. It is a lot of fun. We love all things boating. :)

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  22. You two certainly keep busy! I hope you both can keep boating for as long as you want. You enjoy it so much.

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    1. We're both in our 60s and have been active all our lives. I'm sure that will help. We do volunteer way too much though. Way too much. This is our 11th year in boating so yes, we love and enjoy boating very much. :)

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    2. It's not too hard to tell you do :)

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  23. Sounds wonderful. I envy the great weather you have to do all this great stuff.
    It's sad though that anyone would have to give up an activity they love because it's too much work to maintain though. I had a cottage that I gave up 20 years ago for exactly that reason. Sucks really.

    Enjoy your fabulous weekend.

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  24. sarge and i used to have a boat but you are right, lots of work. it was fun for a lot of years though.

    roche' says he likes boats too. he said to make sure i told you!

    smiles, bee
    xooxxoxoxo

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