Friday, November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012

Yesterday, our charting computer system was installed.  It is called Nobletec.  It shows a small chart of water with markers and channels and depths and much, much more.  It is quite literally the twisted, complicated path, with branches going off in all directions of which Young writes.  Steve seems to have a complete understanding of the charts; his only difficulty may be in operating the computer. 

Meandering Joy continued to receive some mechanical attention yesterday.  The technician repairing the transmission leak discovered he had clamped a clamp too tightly and was not satisfied with his work, so we are down again until a part comes in tomorrow.   It looks like we are learning some lessons in patience.  Late in the afternoon, we were able to move to an outside slip using just the port engine.  Mick decided to make this a teachable moment for me and called me to the fly bridge to practice docking with just one engine.  We tried to come in bow to bow with Providence but the current proved that we were not going to make that so we readjusted and tied up the bow while using the bow thruster to nose into the dock, we then used the engine to straighten up and pull in the stern.  I am not sure I have written this correctly and hope that Steve can help with technical terms of docking when he reads this. 

We tried to get our television set up, but that did not happen.  Lessons on patience and flexibility abound. 

I received a call from a friend in Monroe this afternoon looking for peacock feathers.  Since we have anywhere from 6-12 peafowl, she knew we would be a great source.  She is decorating a table at a church dinner using a Mardi Gras theme and wanted feathers for the table decor.   I will work on getting those to her today. 

Since we are down again for most of the morning, I will probably make a run to Wal-Mart.  There is not one Wal-Mart in Annapolis.  I have been to both Target and Bed Bath & Beyond--sometimes certain things (at the lowest price)  can only be found at the Wal-Mart's (Steve likes to add an "s").

Psalm 72:23-24 and 1 Corinthians 13:12.   

The devotion today by Sarah Young is Jesus Calling is so fitting that I have to share  a few of her words, "As you look at the day before you, you see a twisted, complicated path, with branches going off in all directions.  You wonder how you can possibly find your way through the maze."  Sarah then writes that God is always with us guiding us even through the fog. 

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