Jen has been gone now for 3 weeks. Or at least it feels that way. We have been at the Del Rey Yacht Club since Monday. 3 free days and the rest are 0.75 a foot. That adds up. I am ready to go.They have a guest dock here across the marina that is close to Ralph's. Evidently Fred Meyer and Ralph know one another. Pretty nice grocery store. We bought this.
|Straight from Mexico. Made with cane sugar.|
The West Marine is next door to Ralph's along with a yogurt shop. So you know that we hit those. Got these spice racks at WM and a couple of new breakers. I also bought this raft.
|I think the top rack is too high but I have a picture I want to hang under the racks. We'll see.|
|Surprisingly good peach yogurt|
The kids have been eating like crazy. Good appetites. Ben has been getting his computer assignments done and reading a bunch. He is also trying to be more diligent about checking his emails.
I think you know when you stayed too long in one place when the people start to complain a bit. We got a call about our towels hanging on the lifelines. The YC thinks that looks trashy and it is verboten. OK. We can do that. Then I got bitched at about the kids tracking water from the pool into the bathroom. OK. Towel them off better. While the members that I have met have been unbelievably friendly, I am sure that there are members who don't want kids here (Seattle Yacht Club has the same problem) and rattle their walkers when they get upset.
They had a party here last night and you should have seen the cars. California is all about automobiles. 3 Ferraris with a couple Porsches thrown in and one sparkling Aston Martin. Meh. I use to know the horsepower on every Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc. I could tell what model year it was. Now...I don't care. I'll never own one. I use to think that maybe I would but my career trajectory isn't aiming at a Ferrari dealership. S'OK. Usually you have to work yourself to death to get a car like that. I don't have to work for a year. I get to spend that time with my family. Who is richer? They are. But I am OK with that.
|To the left is my 2004 Ferrari and on the right is my 2010 Porsche. The maintenance regime on those two is unbelievable.|