After our wonderful week of vacation (ala our Thanksgiving Turkey Tour) we are now truly enjoying the Florida weather here in, uuuhhhm, well, Florida.
And let me tell you, it's been absolute heaven.
For me it's kind of like giving birth; even though I've somehow managed to live through 2 beyond hellishly hot summers here in the Sunshine State (on a boat!!!!!!!), I've forgotten the bad stuff and only want to embrace the good.
Our days are full of sunshine, our evenings and mornings are now cool, and all we need in addition to a hot blooded pit bull for warmth at night is a blanket. And we always have a hatch or two open for fresh air.
However, if Wilbur had any say in the matter, I'm pretty sure he'd have a complaint. Our poor pittie truly has a problem with the cold. He shivers and trembles and burrows under blankets in even the most tepid of temperatures and has shown no desire to venture into our cockpit to 'take care of business' if it's even remotely chilly out.
Actually, as far as Wilbur is concerned, 'taking care of business' is much more satisfying in a comfy warm berth.
But we'll say no more on that matter.
|Wilbur with his portable heater. Only 72 degrees?? Stop the Abuse!!!!|
|A 'crackling' Yankee Candle.|
And for those of you unfamiliar with farming; they operate 24/7.
All year long.
I grew up in farm land but Hans didn't so he's really looking forward to next summers visit. I know he'll get a kick out of how far science has come to impact the farming community over the years.
Since I detest sweating for no reason at all; during the summer I now fully understand the need for siestas.
But now that it's fall and I have my sweating down to a minimum, I'm thrilled that the light bulb on my sewing machine isn't adding unwanted heat to our boat and I can actually plug in my iron without fear of melting.
|Some actual sewing going on here|
|Nautical potholders made for a going 'aweigh' (I'm so clever) present|
|A little more sewing. Christmas potholders|
|And even more sewing!!! Some wallets (these are only the beginning).|
What's not to love about a Florida Winter?