weekend of February 4
Where in the world are we this weekend? Carol Anne went south to sail with the women; presumably she's nursing sore muscles but at least this weekend's winds were expected to be light.
Friday night while CA was in Elephant Butte, Gerald and I stayed home; I showed him some info from the collegesailing.org web site. Oh yes, by the way, Gerald got his first piece of junk mail from a auto manufacturer!
Gerald had a rehearsal this Saturday morning (Feb. 4) 24 miles from home in Rio Rancho, then an evening concert that was very well attended, with perhaps 500 or 600 people in the audience at Rio Rancho High School's (Intel High) rather new and nice performing arts center. Also, this afternoon I took Gerald to the tail end of a first aid and CPR training session for his Scout troop, but that wound up getting cut short and will be re-scheduled for when more of the other troop members can attend. Then we had a late night drive to our cabin near Heron Lake so we can catch up on a whole bunch of errands and check on the Heron Lake marina (operated seasonally for the New Mexico Sailing Club).
I also unloaded a few hundred pounds of gravel and some firewood that I brought up - - nothing like a little weight to improve the Expedition's traction. Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot of snow here, so we'll really have to get into the snow dances. The wheelbarrow only had about a six-pound chunk of ice in it, and there's snow only in the deeper shady spots. Tomorrow, besides looking in on the marina, I hope to move some dirt around.