In my previous life, I had some renown as being the "Master of the Grill". I had a decent size gas grill that I used to fire up at a moments notice. These days, my grill kingdom has been greatly diminished.
Saturday lesson learned: Turn on the flash when your subject is backlit. (Audrey is saying "I know, right?")
This brings us into Sunday. Carol had spent most of Saturday washing the boat on the outside, and it looked great. We decided to take it out. All of the (most of the) projects are not finished, but so what? We cast off the lines and backed her out of the slip. Throttle forward and into the wind. Suddenly, the dinghy started vibrating and I heard a thumping from the area of the propeller and rudder. What the...? Into neutral maybe 100 ft from the dock. a little investigation showed a cut line from the dinghy trailing in the water.
We spent the rest of the day licking our wounds. Too late to really get out and enjoy it.
Sunday's lesson learned: When washing the boat, make SURE you tidy up and secure all lines you moved because they were in the way.
This brings us to today. (It's Monday. I'm not at work!) After a quick trip into town to pick up some parts we had shipped in, we went at it again. First we checked ALL the lines. Then we headed out of the creek we are in.
So we're feeling pretty good about life right now. This was a good day.
Oh, remember your pop quiz?
Monday's lesson learned: A drink holder does not a handhold make in a choppy sea. Replacement needed.