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Marlene A. Sassaman's Blog – January 2011 Archive (4)

What is O.K. anyway?

For more than ten thousand and sixty five days I had one person who I admired more than any other and who admired me. Regardless of how annoyed we would become with each other he would put his arms around my waist and whisper, "It's O.K." Even when I dropped an outboard motor into the deepest part of the channel in the ICW after he had spent endless hours rebuilding it, he put his arms around my waist and said, "It's O.K." Then he muttered something about expecting me to purchase a new one.…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on January 25, 2011 at 9:35pm — 2 Comments

Sailing in Florida -- a bit warmer than Virginia

So, your feet got cold. Mine got cold too on Christmas Day while anchored at Manatee Pocket in Port Salerno, Florida.

But this week-end the Sassy Sailors from S3 (as in S cubed), did a 24 hour round trip sail from Palm Bay to Vero Beach. The weather was near perfect - our first night's anchorage just north of Sebastian was delightful, the calm wind shifted ever so gently a full 360 degrees by first light which made the hourly anchor checks interesting. After a casual wake up and sail…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on January 17, 2011 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Do this, do that,

Do this: spend an hour cleaning out my husband's office so I can make it mine.

 

Do that: get a rubber maid bin to store the non-racing essentials for SPRAY easily.

 

Do this: organize a match racing team for next week-end.

 

Do that: go to the Stuart boat show next Sunday.

 

Do this: walk over the bridge with neighbor

 

Do that: baby my smashed toe - the one that careened into a block of wood while walking down the…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on January 9, 2011 at 8:12am — No Comments

interesting and disgusting challenges

My last blog contained pix of Flat Opti Saing Stanley and the rest of my crew, DanDee Bear and Sammy my dog. I e-mailed many friends and all of them replied that they were unable to open the pictures. I don't know why; I just opened the blog and all the pix were there.

Back at home I heard the little mouse sounding foot prints or gnawing near my front door the other night. Then, last night I heard the same sound outside my bedroom in the same area as previously heard. Now, tonight as…

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Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on January 6, 2011 at 10:22pm — No Comments

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