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Ano Nuevo Take Two



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From: Bubs' Gmail <barbara.hirewell@gmail.com>
Date: December 31, 2011 9:38:38 AM GMT-04:00
Subject: Ano Nuevo Take Two

Dammit. New Year's post was victim of "early send syndrome" a frequent problem with me and the iPhone. It will be interesting to see what spelling and grammar errors the iPhone and I have made.

To continue:

• Provisioning is both easier and harder than I expected. In this trip to Puerto Rico I didn't try to stock up on all non-perishables. We can get most of them along the way, and go without others. We chose to purchase large amounts of a few items, such as walnuts, and enough of other items to last for only three months or so. We foscused here in Puerto Rico on marine items, personal and galley things, and clothes. Especially clothes for me. No women's sailing clothes are available (at reasonable prices) south of Puerto Rico.

• EW grew a beard and I like it. Here in Puerto Rico he purchased both a beard trimmer and a kit for me to use to cut his hair. This should be good for a couple of hilarious blog posts in 2012. Thank you, my sweet Topic.

• I still miss friends and family. EW's cell is activated while we are in USVI and Puerto Rico. Call. Also, I LOVE comments from real people on this blog. Also emails. As I've said before, you know what's happening here. I'd love to hear what's going on with you. I really, really mean it.

• I did write a book and it's now being edited by dear friend and fellow sailor, Dora SM. I hope she still likes me when the project is done. She keeps worrying that I'll take offense at her suggestions. While red isn't my favorite color, 99% of her changes and comments have been right on. When it's done, you will be among the first to know.

• Finally, I am in awe that EW and I are able to follow our dream. I wish that for you, whatever your dream may be. All the best to you and yours on 2012, and I hope you are able to move closer to your dream this year. Let me know.

Prospero Ano Nuevo!

Sent from my iPhone

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will blake

Happy New Year from the frozen north. Great year for us. Visited Bosnia to meet our first grandchild, Isak. Sailed on the Bosporus while in the neighborhood. Developed a database for a beekeeper and got some amazing home grown honey. Didn't get enough boat time due to trips to Bosnia, crummy weather, etc. Had deck built on side of building so we can now barbeque without traversing two flights of stairs. Installing composting head on boat to avoid really sh**ty problems in the future. Hoping to see La Luna in Maine.

David and Lynda


HAPPY NEW YEAR MATES ,

SURE HOPE 2012 IS GOOD TO YOU BOTH !

PLEASE BARB , INCLUDE A SIGNED COPY OF THE WELL EDITED

MANUSCRIPT FOR US , WE WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATIVE , OVER......

IF WE CAN EVER ASSIST YOU FROM THE SUNSHINE STATE , IE., PARTS OR GOODS SHIPPED ETC,ETC., JACK HAS INDICATED HE WOULD DELIVER PERSONALLY

WE HAVE BEEN CONSIDERING CUBA AND PUERTO RICO ESPECIALLY AS OUR NEXT SAILING ADVENTURE .....

OH AND GREAT IDEA GETTING THE TRIM KIT STU ,

HA HAAAAAAAA..........

BEST REGARDS ,

DAVID , LYNDA AND JACK


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