► The only thing that mattered: April 13, 2018

Friday 13 April 2018

Journey: Triple L Estate

post 7664 blue birdWe had planned on going on the boat with Olivia and the neighbor, Br and her two girls once Ol finished her nap.

Today was quite warm, almost HOT. It has gone from winter weather to summer weather in zero days. Light wind in the cove, but reports of heavy wind on the river.

Just before Ol was about to wake up, Lori gets a call from Kat saying S was in an accident, somewhere in Leonardtown. She didn’t know where for sure as he wasn’t making sense on the phone. I handed L the keys saying she’s got to go look for him because it’s S. Ol woke up just as L walked out the door.post 7667 bluebird

Trying to deal with her, I came up with the brilliant idea to call the police barracks in Leonardtown to ask if they had any accidents recently reported. They said no, but gave me a phone number for the Sheriff’s office. Called them, and yes, they were responding to an accident in Leonardtown. They told me where so I called L to let her know the location.

Because of the wind, and likely rough water, as well as having small children, I decided NOT to go out on the boat with Br. As a ‘consolation prize’ we played on the beach at the point house. The kids seemed to have fun. Mouse, their Great Dane, loved running around kicking up sand as he galloped by on his way back to the water.

post 7700 red race boat

post 7718 sand oliviaWhen we returned home, both Ol and Sophie were covered in sand. I considered bathing Ol first, but realized Sophie would be left waiting outside for too long. Instead, Ol and I washed all the sand off of Sophie before going into the house. I asked Ol if she wanted to eat first or bathe first. She chose a bath.

With the bath complete I sat Ol at the bar for dinner which consisted of the chicken back L had already prepared. When L finally returned home, Ol stopped eating long enough to proudly proclaim, “I’m eating casserole, Aunt L.” With a heavy sigh I looked at L, saying, “I’m sorry, but the house is a wreck.” L didn’t care about the house. Ol was bathed, dressed, eating, happy and safe – that was the only thing that mattered.

Hrs: 321.6/320.6 – warm engines – 321.8/320.8
Time: 2:15 pm
Conditions: windy, warm to hat
Vessel: ‘Gurlz Gotta Eat’





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