I'm back from Sea Socks '08 and I need a vacation!
The cruise was marvelous. We had a grand time, despite a few hiccups along the way. I'll post more detail when I have more time and can get the pictures uploaded (there are a LOT of them).
Weather in Ketchikan and Juneau was as you'd expect in that area -- foggy, wet, and chilly. Perfect! By the time we got to Victoria on Thursday, the skies were clear and the temperature had risen considerably. When we hit Seattle on Friday morning, it was already getting hot and when we arrived back in Portland, the thermometer was reporting sweltering temps in the area of 97 degrees F. UGH! Any time it gets over 80F, I'm roasting. I am not cut out for the desert, let me tell ya!
Sadly, while I was gone, a friend from my car club lost his battle with cancer. Saturday was the memorial service and it was lovely. The reception at the Elks Lodge afterwards was very nice and afforded an opportunity to catch up with some friends I hadn't seen in a while. Cruise on, Don, we'll miss your zany antics and questions!
Sunday found me running a few errands and working on the final bowling league results and payouts. The season-ending banquet is tomorrow night, and being secretary/treasurer means I have to get all the prize money figured out and put into envelopes in the right amount for each of the 38 bowlers. I think I'm ready after a trip to the bank this morning to get bills in the right denominations. Whew!
Today I'm working at the shop, tomorrow, too. Somewhere in all of this, I need to do some transcription.
Did I mention that I haven't unpacked everything yet?
Pictures from the trip and of the hyoooooge stash enhancement that resulted will be forthcoming. Suffice it to say that I really have no logical reason to buy yarn again for quite some time.
Oh, by the way, Margie and I already signed up for next year's cruise. Patricia said sign-ups would be open to everyone towards the end of this week. If you want to have a great time, learn some cool stuff, and hang out with "our people" while seeing some beautiful sights, make sure to sign up! Details will be on the Sea Socks blog.
Ciao for now, kiddos!