Catching up.

Yikes, my last post was on March 3rd!   I’ve been a tad busy.  Since then, life has happened.  I have been taking pictures along the way.  Let me bring you up to speed:

– My 6th blogoversary!  Six years ago I started sheila365.com.   I’m not as diligent as I used to be about posting, and my posts have gotten less photo-worthy, but I do enjoy it.  How time flies!

– Celebrated a friend’s birthday – this shot is from the lobby of the Hotel Van Zandt downtown.   I accidentally left my Harvard Business School umbrella in the restaurant there.   Oh well.  😦IMG_9996

– Lots of little birdies out back.  I think I have 9 feeders out, altogether.   I love watching them.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

– We have been dealing with battery problems on Nirvana for the last couple of months.  Ok, I’m using the “Royal We” there.   Short story:  our batteries crapped out on the boat.   The charger was apparantly kaput as well.  Monte has been researching chargers and new deep-cycle house batteries to keep our floating second home powered while we’re not hooked up to shore power.  We have since ordered, and Monte has installed, all the various bits and pieces, and this is a snapshot of the voltmeter on the control panel down below after the installation.   All is well!   I think we will be anchoring out before too long!IMG_9999

– Work took me to Raleigh all last week.   I have been taking advantage of the Austin Library’s on-line e-book and audio-book collection that can be easily checked out via the accompanying Overdrive app.   On this trip, I checked out the audio book for Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley – a story about a roadtrip he took across the country with his poodle in the early 60’s.   The jury is still out on how much I enjoyed it.IMG_0002

– It rained in Raleigh.  Monte’s birthday also happened while I was there – the first that I haven’t been home to celebrate with him.IMG_0004

– I flew home home on Saint Patrick’s Day.   Slainte!

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– And then it rained some more in Austin.  After MANY years of drought, and a little help from last year’s El Niñ0, Lake Travis is officially full now at 681′ above mean sea level.  Hallelujah!

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– Once I was back in Austin, we celebrated Monte’s birthday at a favorite restaurant.  Baked Alaska for dessert!

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– And, this weekend we worked in the yard and welcomed in the first day of spring!

Now you are up to date.   🙂

 

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