June 11, 2010
Jeremy arrived here safe and sound last Monday afternoon, driving a van absolutely chock full of boat things. We have spent the week sorting and pitching, organizing and storing. Tomorrow we head back to Calypso to empty more stuff (primarily the conch shells and metal fishing floats that are under the forward bunk).
My parents are here from Vermont, here to witness Julian’s promotion ceremony from elementary school. We have also pressed them into work, as Jeremy and my dad spent the entire day cutting brush, hauling it to the dump, and returning to do it all again. The chain saw, loppers, electric trimmers, and good old fashioned elbow grease came into play. The grounds haven’t looked this good in a long time. Mom and I spent a couple of sweaty hours this morning pulling poison ivy, raking cuttings, and generally trying to help out.
I’ll have Jeremy post pictures from the last couple of weeks, and I may post occasionally. But this may well be the end of the blogging for Calypso – at least until our Nova Scotia trip next summer with Osprey!