Saturday, April 10, 2010

Boat buying

As you know, I have neglected my blog recently. Between moving, finding a place to live, unpacking, job searching, buying a car, etc., we also were combing Craig's List and every place else in search of the perfect boat.

I can now tell you all about 2-stroke vs. 4-stroke, gunwales, deadrise, cuddies, center consoles, T-tops, diesels, inboard/outboards and all sorts of boat-related stuff. Our due diligence paid off and we found an awesome boat, the Palm Beach. This 21-ft. brand new boat has a 150 HP Yamaha engine and a 21-degree deadrise. Which means less rockin' and rollin' in the water, always a good thing for me!

We finally get to install and use all of the boat electronics we've been hauling around with us since Alaska. Once those are on, we'll be out on the water.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The motherlode

Robin and I befriended a couple who own and operate Vineyards on the Scuppernong. These nice people not only make awesome wine (we recently bought 4 cases!), but they also are in desperate need of someone who will come and help them with their deer problem.

The deer find their land and grapes irresistible and the does are running rampant. Boy, did they find the right man for that job. I'm not sure Robin could be happier. Plus, they have this awesome cabin we can stay in whenever we want (yes, I'll take pictures sometime). Did I mention they make awesome wine?!? You know what I'll be doing while Robin hunts!

We spent a day out there over the weekend playing farmer. I drove a Kubota around and we planted some food plots to help lure the deer away from the grapes.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I'm back to the world of 9 to 5. Boy, what a change! I haven't had time to update my blog! I now have a full-time (temporary) job doing general office work that goes until mid-May.

In addition, my job search is in full swing and taking what free time I have. I had a very hopeful interview last week. This entailed a lot of prep. Robin and I went shopping for my interview outfit because of course, I didn't have a thing to wear (I left all that in Colorado). Plus, I had to pull together some semblance of a portfolio from the stuff I could get my hands on (some is not unpacked and the rest is in Colorado).

I am hopeful to be called back for round two. Which means another shopping expedition for another outfit!

Keep your fingers crossed for me!