Tag: <span>Sea Dreams</span>

Last Friday I did something that a couple of years ago would have been unthinkable.  Yesterday I sold my beloved little boat “Sea Dreams,” the boat I purchased in Long Beach, Mississippi on October 26, 2002.  This would be the boat that I lovingly maintained, repaired, hauled up to northern Virginia, restored, and occasionally even took out onto the water for a brief day’s cruising and fishing over these past 7-1/2 years.

I’ve heard that the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life is the day they buy a boat, and the day they sell it.  I’m still not so sure about the ‘selling it” part.

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Another month gone, disappeared just like our money on Wall Street.  Summer is past, Fall is starting and the leaves are already almost gone.  Back when I was growing up my parents used to tell us that “money didn’t grow on trees.”

I wish they would have told that to the kids who grew up to be Wall Street Bankers.

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It’s been a fast summer here in Virginia. Between my new job, boating, working around the house and other summertime stuff, There’s been very little time or energy for me to write. So consider this a catch-up posting for the last two months.

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This weekend was a two boating-day weekend. Saturday I spent the afternoon bouncing around the Potomac between Occoquan and Quantico, and at anchor in a quiet cove over on the Maryland side. It was a nice afternoon (any time on the water is nice, actually) even though the water was a bit rough. Sunday I went out again with friends as a two-boat rally, which turned out to be a bit of adventure.

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My writing has been light lately, and there’s actually a good reason for this; a better reason that just not feeling like writing. I finally finished rebuilding my boat “Sea Dreams” enough that I could get her back in the water, and that event has pretty much taken first priority.

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It’s been a fast month.  Spring is officially here and not a day too soon.  It’s still not nearly warm enough for my liking but every day gets better. The boating season has begun, but my boat is not ready for the water.  Beyond all that, Winnie’s gone to China trusting in me to keep her plants alive until she returns.

She is a very trusting soul indeed.

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If “April showers bring May flowers,” then we’re in for a bumper load of flowers next month.  Meanwhile, I just wish the tree over our driveway would hurry up and dump its seeds and be done with it.  It’s a wonderful feeling to be standing in the driveway pelted with hundred of tiny seeds every time the wind picks up.  Really.

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So while I’ve actually posted a few stories this month, there was still a lot happening.  On the last day of the last month of winter, here’s everything else that’s been happening in the Charest household, Virginia edition.

Consider yourself warned if you decide to click through and read more…

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Although I haven’t posted much these past weeks does not mean I had nothing to write about. November has actually been a very busy month here in the Charest household.

So while the rest of the world is out celebrating Black Friday at the malls, I’m going to do some catch-up writing.

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…the First Posting of September

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Frequent readers may have noticed my news posts have been light these past few weeks.  The reason is one that may shock people who read a lot of newspaper columnists and blogs.  The shocking, heart-wrenching God’s-Honest truth as to why I haven’t written much lately is – I haven’t had much to write about.

There, you read it here first.  A writer not writing when there is nothing to write about.

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