Thanks for visiting my site. I have had 5,797,577 readers since 29 August 2013. Wow, and thank you!!!
Trawler life on a nickel budget is
Janice Marois, nautical journalist.
Many suffered terrible losses during Ian. I was indeed fortunate in that the only damage to Seaweed was cosmetic. More on Hurricane Ian in the next upload.
address is: Post Office Box 8284, Madeira Beach, FL 33738
There is storage under the dinette bench seats. The one aft contains sewing items, plus five hard-drives from old computers. A couple of the hard-drives don't work. I should dispose of them, plus the three that have old/odd pin sets.
When things are not going well, I clean. Specifically I was in my forward cabin wiping the bulkheads, dusting my books, and doing general cleanup. I had a stack of cleaning rags and cleansers. As each rag got dirty, I tossed it behind me. So where did one land?!?
by now I have started to think more about my computer issues with
Front Page. It
occurred to me that the problem might have been my mouse. It is old,
having been used for at least a few years. Thus I opened the drawer
above the bookcase where I retrieved a spare mouse. Of course the
wheel on that mouse was ajar.
It had been
a week filled with preparations for
I rather suspected that something might go
wrong with the new mouse and was not surprised to find a problem. The wheel on my
stored mouse was askew. Upon prying open the mouse I managed to lose
the spring that holds the scroll wheel in place. Where the dang
spring went is beyond me. Argh!!!
Thus, yet another delay while I fiddle with this Dynabook netbook. I
did order a new pair of mice (mouses?) from
https://walmart.com for my computer. Fortunately they arrived
quickly and I am once again able to write. Anyway, that is why the
whole Ian article was delayed. I needed a functional mouse.
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Now this is not fancy. Basically I copy off the top three items in my Archive file. That way you can catch up if life gets in the way of your reading fun.
Secret: If you want to know what's what, start in the Archive. It offers you the title, first paragraph and topics (Categories) covered in each article published on my website.
Something a new reader might not realize: Almost every picture on this website can be clicked. The photo will get larger when clicked. Do that a second time and the picture should be full size. Enjoy...
Thanks for your support, and heck, just for being here. I appreciate that more than you can imagine.
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Topics of Interest:
For years I've been collecting short pithy statements otherwise known as aphorisms. If you're like me and enjoy the weird, go ahead and CLICK!
These are previously posted at the bottom of each article -- for new, you'll have to come visit again.
It's my belief that other folks who boat are some of the most interesting in the world. Inside every boater is a story. Let yours out! I'd love to post short stories, vignettes, or even longer articles that focus on some aspect of our life on or near the water. Suggested topics include:
Life has changed so much on the
water since I was born aboard. Personally I'd love to hear your memories
of life when you were younger. Boats were smaller, narrower, and much
slower. Kids were kids and our families often shaped the adult we have
become. Here are my two aboard the tow boat my dad ran for a time:
Do you want to help
Often an article for the website will be completely written yet lack photographs. I like pictures and am looking for some for up-coming pieces:
Size: a minimum of 1000 pixels across please. If that doesn't make sense think bigger versus resized for emailing. I prefer the full-size version. Also, the name you'd like me to use when I add the copyright stuff to your picture. And thanks bunches!
My email address is email@example.com
Thanks for visiting. If you happen to see my boat along the
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My home is not fancy by any means, however you cannot imagine how wonderful it is to come back to her after an expedition on shore.
If I can live this life, why not you too?
Skipper, First Mate
Aphorism Alert: Begin doing what you want to now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake. Marie Beyon Ray.
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The Cruising Kitty is what boaters refer to as spending money. There's
never enough aboard Seaweed!
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