Monday, August 6, 2007

Smith Point!

We finally made it out of the marina! We sailed to Smith Point with the TMCA. We left out Saturday morning. What a feeling to be back out on the bay. It was great! We didn't get to sail much because there wasn't much wind. What little wind we could find was right on our nose. So we motor sailed and enjoyed the beautiful weather. We made it into Smith Point with no problems, got tied up safely and started cooling down the boat. TMCA had 20 boats and everyone had a great time. It's always a fun time at a TMCA event.

Check out the boats:

Here is Different Drummer ---------->

Check out the people!

So much fun - great company and great food. You just can't beat it.

On the way back Sunday morning Troy started feeling bad and had to go below and lay down for about an hour. I only mention this because it was the first time I had the cross the Houston Ship Channel by myself. It seems kinda scary when you see a ship like this coming at you:

But we've done it enough times together that it was no big deal. It just seemed like a milestone so I thought I would mention it.

Overall we had a great weekend and we are loving Watergate Marina more and more. There was a shrimp boil Sunday afternoon and that pool sure was inviting when we made it back from a long hot sail across the bay.

The bad news of the week is that Troy has to go back into the hospital on Wednesday for some more of the "bad" chemo. You know - as opposed to the "good" chemo that he's getting 24/7 through the infusion pump. The "bad" chemo (cisplatin and epirubicin) are the ones that make him sick for a week after he receives it. The "good" chemo (5FU) doesn't make him too sick on a daily basis, earning it the term "good". We really aren't looking forward to the "bad" chemo ordeal that we know is ahead of us - so please keep praying for Troy, that he won't get too sick and that he will feel better soon.

The other bad news is that he is starting to lose his hair. The next time y'all see him he will most likely be bald. He shaved his beard off today and I think his head is next. More fun with cancer treatment!!!!!!

"One ship drives east and another drives west,
With the selfsame winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sails, and not the gales
Which tells us the way to go.

"Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As we voyage along through life:
'Tis the set of the soul which decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife."

-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox (Poet, 1850-1919)

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