Sunday, July 29, 2007

Weekend at Watergate

I think it's rained so much in the last month that the meteorologists just decided to predict lots of rain - chances are they will be right. There was a 60% chance of rain this weekend so we scrubbed our sail to Double Bayou. It did rain on us this weekend, but only for about 30 minutes this afternoon. The weekend was beautiful! Sunshine with a few clouds. Thundershowers passed within several miles a couple of times, but they just cooled us off with the wind.
We are really enjoying our new marina. Everyone is so nice here and it's great to make new friends. We are really close to the pool and to the "Table of Knowledge" - more about that later!

Troy felt better than he has felt in months yesterday. He ate really well and spent time motoring around in the dinghy. We were thrilled that he did so well. He even played a little guitar for us at the poolside party that one of our new dock mates threw for his wife's birthday. Saturday was a wonderful day! Life is good.
Too bad today wasn't so good. Troy didn't feel good all day. After he ate lunch he had dumping problems and never really felt good after that. We are hoping that he will start feeling better as he gets the 2 bad chemos (cisplatin and epirubin) out of his system. He won't have to get those again until he goes back in the hospital, probably around August 8th so maybe he will have a couple more weeks of feeling good.
Next weekend, if Troy feels up to it and the weather cooperates, we are planning a sail to Smith Point with the TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Association). Check out the web site at http://www.tmca.nu/ lots of great people that love boats and love being out on the water. Here's picture of Different Drummer at Smith Point last year. It's an RV park with a bulkhead that can accommodate several boats complete with power hook ups. It's lots of fun to kayak and dinghy around and it's an easy sail from Clear Lake. You can usually spot some spoonbills - birds that are pink like flamingos but they have a bill with a spoon shape on the end.
Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

1 comment:

tammy said...

Hi y'all! Thanks for putting in a picture of my brother!! I'm so glad to see him playing and relaxing. We're praying for better days ahead, and more of them! Deana, thank you for taking such good care of him! We love y'all!
Tammy