Thursday, January 11, 2007

Former Lives

Vero Beach

Last night we had, Stephan and Lorrie, the crew of Twin Spirits over for dinner. This couple we met in Marathon last year and again in Oriental NC this year.

Twin Spirits is a catamaran and we had fun comparing notes about cruising on a monohull versus a catamaran. They also told us about several places on the Intracoastal Waterway that we didn't know about. Hmmm, does that mean that we need to do the ICW again to see them?

Of course the favorite question among cruisers when they get together is "What did you do in your former life?" We meet people from all walks of life and it is fun hearing about them. However I noticed that as soon as I say that I was a power engineer and that I helped keep the lights on, the questions from others seem to dry up. Sigh; that's the way it has always been. To most people, electric power is terribly boring unless there is a blackout or a rate increase or some kind of crisis.

I heard from Bud Taplin that we probably can't install the engine until the week of 1/22. The week after that he goes away on a trip for a month. I sure hope that we don't miss that window.

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