Friday, February 01, 2008

Birthday Weekend


It’s going to be a busy weekend, and the weather will be gorgeous, sunny with highs about 60F.

First, it's Paul’s birthday. He doesn’t want much in the way of celebration, he’s just too busy with the boatbuilding. And that's just the way he is, preferring attention to be on others than himself. Paul is the glue that keeps our family close, happy, healthy, and together. Unselfish and selfless, he never thinks “me” but always “us”. So no big party, we’ll just have a small dinner and make sure to remind him how important he is to us, and how loved and appreciated he is. Happy Birthday Paul!

Alan's coming home Friday night and the marathon boat building will continue (but don't think for a minute that Paul's not working on that boat every night during the week). Unfortunately Tana is too sick to make the trip home this weekend, and we will certainly miss her.

Speaking of boat bulding, another class 4 (small sailboat) EC challenger, has just finished building his Core Sound and is planning some water trials this weekend. Our boat, which Alan and Paul will race will be finished "just" in time. I’m not sure it’ll see water before the day of the race.

I'll be trying to stay out of their way, and will take advantage of the weather to get in some good training. If I can't talk Alan into taking a 2-3 hr break on Saturday I'll be joining the MS150 GSK bike team I ride with every year as they start thier training for this years event in New Bern, September 12-14. I'll post more about that in the future, it's a great charity event.

Then Sunday I'll get in a very long paddle in my Kruger Dreamcather (fully loaded now for EC training). I plan to start really early and then eventually hook up with a group of friends on the water finishing with an additional 5 hr paddle and picnic.

Life doesn't get much better than this.

2 comments:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

Happy B-day Paul!!

Michael said...

Ditto from me! Even sight unseen, Paul sounds like a real 'keeper'!