November 28, 2012
There are some breaks in the clouds where light is beginning to poke through. I hope the cold gray cloud that hung over us yesterday dissolves today. Some of the final work on the boat was finished or begun on Tuesday. The Portuguese bridge door was retrieved and varnished. It should be hung today. The hardware was installed on the lazarette doors. The only kink in finishing things up seems to be the DirecTV. The new receiver/DVR doesn't want to talk to the satellites in the sky for some unknown reason.
I spent the rainy Tuesday cutting drawer liner to fit into all the drawers. I got all the drawers organized from our first week of living here. It seems that we threw things into drawers without much thought as to how and where we would need certain items. We think we have the pilot house better organized to suit our needs. I also tested out the new washer which works perfectly.
Rather than spend the day aboard, I headed to Annapolis for some shopping. I found a Hallmark store that put me in the Christmas spirit. Another store I discovered was Fresh Market. It is a beautiful grocery store. The layout of the store reminded me of an outdoor market with tables filled with fresh vegetables and unique Christmas items. It is somewhat like the Whole Foods or Earth Fare at home but better.
After a late lunch or early dinner at 5:00, we headed back to Annapolis with our Fleming friends-Terry & DeeDee, Barrie & Mary. We saw the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. It met all expectations for a 007 film. It was loud, action packed, and filled with close-ups of Daniel Craig. Judy Dench was great as M, and I like the new Miss Moneypenny.
We are trying to leave Burr sometime at the end of the week. If all goes well today, we might go out and anchor late this afternoon. Kevin will probably go out with us and find a spot where we can put out the anchor and stay overnight. He would take the dinghy back into Burr leaving us at anchor, alone, in the dark, at night. Sounds like we baby birds are about to be kicked out of the nest. I am ready to leave and head toward Jacksonville, not because I haven't enjoyed our stay here, but because we have become more comfortable with Meandering Joy and it is time to begin our venturing out to new places.
1 Peter 5:7, Ephesians 3:16-19, Psalm 102:21-22
Paul's prayer for the Ephesisans is beautiful:
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God