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Janice aboard Seaweed,
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address is: Post Office Box 8284, Madeira Beach, FL 33738
Date: 28 May 2023. Gratitude for Gary.
Five years ago I received a gift that made a large difference in my life. Back then I had my Seaweed, an older Toshiba netbook, a phone and a Kindle PaperWhite. What more did a girl need? Nothing, or so I thought. That was until Captain Gary entered the picture.
You see, when Cap'n Gary needed to renew his Verizon phone plan they offered to add a tablet to his service. He agreed, and generously sent the tablet to me. Although I had read about folks who had tablets quite frankly I wasn't sure another gizmo was necessary. How wrong I was!!!
The tablet continues to be
important in more than one way.
engine starts however she does not continue to run. The problem
appears to be related to fuel starvation. I do have an electronic fuel pump which
theoretically should keep the diesel flowing. The issue has been
diagnosed as a clogged injector screen or filter. This is a relatively (knock
teak) inexpensive fix.
I wrote about that fiasco in the
AC Install from Hades
Much of country music feels melancholic to me. Generally I do not listen due to the sad lyrics. I used to have Dean Martin's country album turned into an MP3 which I did enjoy. Recently though I had a thumb drive fail. I lost my complete MP3 music collection. ARGH!!!
Regarding my engine
to the dock I get a lot of happiness from my Kindle and the tablet.
Although Verizon is no longer working on the tablet it still brings
me joy. I am indeed fortunate. A big thank you to Ken and later
Michael for the Kindles all those years ago and to Gary for the
tablet. Both gizmos are sources of happiness and relaxation. Quite frankly,
I am not sure which of the two is more important to me.
meantime when not on the devices I have been organizing
Thank you for reading. I appreciate that.
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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!
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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!
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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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Every gift helps.
The Cruising Kitty is what boaters refer to as spending money. There's
never enough aboard Seaweed!
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