The rays of sunshine streaming through the windows shine a different light on things inside.
For one they show up all the dust that has settled on the dark wood which is not so exciting because it shows my lack of domestic ability and is a reminder that I need to dust more frequently.
A sweep of the areas that are dusty is remedied quite quickly with the long handled wooly duster.
Then next are the windows clouded and splattered with salt spray from gale force winds...
simple solutions are water, a micro fiber cloth, and a squeegee.
No one would ever dare say that I led a glamourous life.
It's honestly a very humble and ordinary life.
When I sit and chat with friends over coffee I realize how different my life is from theirs
the grass often looks greener from the other side...
I'm not a complainer and am a better listener than a speaker.
We all have our crosses to bear and mine are held close to my heart.
Mother frowns upon airing ones "dirty laundry" in public and this lesson I learned at a very early age.
No one has a perfect life.
Don't waste precious energy and time thinking otherwise.
My friends are seasoned travellers and Mr. HB and I are content to stay close to home.
Neither of us have the urge to venture too far afield.
I think it is our years of boating that have kept us soothed and content.
Our summers living on the ocean and moving with it's tides may be a thing of the past as we have our classic Chris Craft Constellation for sale.
Classic boats require a lot of maintenance and Mr. HB has been kept very busy for the past 20 years tending her. It is time for us to move in a different direction and hopefully our beloved boat will find a new owner to keep her looking sharp.
My BFF and her husband recently sold their classic Monk as a live aboard and it has already been moved to a permanent slip in the inner harbour.
We drove by to see her safely nestled in her new spot
it's great to know that she has passed into capable hands that the new owner is as passionate and excited about her as my BFF and her husband were when they took her on.
There is a whole new chapter of life unfolding ahead of us...
while we have not sold the boat just yet
I am thinking that I will miss our summers afloat
though most certainly I will keep those many wonderful boating memories close to my heart.
1957 Chris Craft Constellation
She's been a big part of our lives
let's just hope that she finds an owner with an eye for the beauty of a vintage classic.
She is a beauty and gets lots of attention when we are at the dock
but she is a high maintenance gal
and not one for the faint of heart.
I wonder if there will be a brave soul out there who will take her on.
She'd make a great floating B&B...
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The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea.
~ Isak Dinesen ~