Saturday, April 20, 2013

Nice quiet....peaceful part of the world! What a contrast to the world news!

Proud Lady sits and waits for her window

Saturday evening April 20th 2013 its been a week since Proud Ladies windows were broken.
We are sitting in Charleston Boatyard on Wando river.

As the tide slowly creeps out of the Wando river it makes me praise God for this time of day.The sun is slowly sinking into the western sky all peachy pink and glowing. The mud in this marsh is popping, fish are jumping. It is so beautiful. Thank you Lord for this beautiful place. I wish I could share it with those whose life are in shambles and those who hurt.

Bill and I took an evening walk through the boatyard.
To be truthful we walk up to the bathrooms to keep from having to fill Proud Ladies holding tanks and use their showers to keep from using our water supply. The only problem with using their water is that their water smells like sulfur (rotten eggs). I hope our soap and perfume/aftershave covers that smell.
So its not real far  from Proud lady about a football field's length, and we could use the exercise. 

It rained here yesterday

I am so glad it quit raining it was awful yesterday.The wind was strong and the waves rocked us as we sat here in the marina tied to the dock. Sometimes the waves were as big as if we were on the ocean. The water splashed over the swim platform rocking us to and fro, up and down, but as you can see today the waters are calm.

Wando swing bridge built in the 1930's has 6 feet clearance under it.
We are able to see it to the north from here at the boatyard.

This is the view from the south toward Charleston. Facing down the Wando river 

This cute little wooden sailboat came in today. Charleston harbor had sailboat races with lots sailboats scheduled to race. I wonder if this was one of them?

Here is the patch on Proud Lady, Bill and I are glad we decided to get her repaired because the patch under the stairs leaks when it rains. I Bill did a great job patching her up. But, it was windy and rainy Friday April 19th with the blowing and bouncing, UGH! We stuffed rags in the hole to keep from dripping. (Today, Bill re-caulked around the patch.) Anyway, we were able to stay warm and dry inside as we watched the events on the news when they captured the suspected bomber from the Boston marathon.

We may be here for awhile. The planned stay is 2-3 weeks. The insurance person sounded like the bid was  accepted when Bill called on Friday. The guys at the boatyard sounded like they may begin the work while she sits in the water. Bill and I have a list of boat work and painting to make her more beautiful.

We have a rental car so we drove into Wando or Mount Pleasant to do laundry. We enjoyed lunch at 5 guys burgers, got groceries at Harris Teeter's and drove the 7 miles back to the boatyard. Since parking is a long way we used our little red folding wagon to bring our clean laundry and groceries back to Proud Lady, Bill lifts them over the side of the boat and I place them inside the boat. All in all the day went well.
Tomorrow is Sunday and I cannot wait! Will write more later. Love you, JOY

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