Sunday, December 31, 2006

Thistle 4000, RED

This barn is located on I-70 near Pittsburgh PA. The photo was taken from the car, passenger seat.
Accepting delivery for the boat just inside the PA border.

Just looking her over...

Thistle 4000 !

She'll have RED spinnaker sheets...

Dan took all the hardware off to give her teak a fine sanding...

Tinker Dan....

RED will make her debut at the Strictly Sail Philadelphia Boat Show, January 18-21, 2007 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Ugly Quilt Winner

Did you ever make a quilt, or attempt to make it, and it just doesn't turn out how you imagined it would? Well that's what happened here.these are all Christmas fabrics, in an attempt to make a new tree skirt, however it just did not turn out how I thought it would. It is only half sewn, and really ugly. I will start over again today if I feel up to it after my long visit with the dentist this morning.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"Lucy" vs the PT Crusier

"Another one bites the dust" now all 4 of our kids have totaled a vehicle. Beth was rear ended last night while at a red light, which caused her car to hit the car in front of her. Thankfully no one was injured. "Lucy", our 1996 Eclipse, looks like she has more damage than she's worth. Underneath, there is a lot of damage to the frame and other parts.
Luke had a similar incident in a Toyota, Ben crashed a Lancer, and the best was when Danielle hit a fire hydrant in her Gallant.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Well, It's Official!

Today we said a sad good-bye to our Thistle Class sailboat, Madam II, #3818. We had this boat built in 1989, it has a custom teal blue color with a white "whale bottom" and teak woodwork. It is truly the most beautiful boat on the starting line! She now has a new owner that lives somewhere in Georgia, I'm sure they will enjoy sailing her as much as our family has.

Sometime before the end of this year, OK, within the next 15 days, we will be the proud owner of Thistle #4000. This special boat was offered by raffle and we purchased her from the raffle winner. So our new boat is technically a used boat. She is almost finished being built and we are all very excited for the upcoming sailing season. I was hoping for the name Madam III, but the new boat color is white and it will be named RED.

Our first Thistle was #2031, Madam.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Marathon Man Runs Again

Dan, a.k.a Forrest, ran in his 14th marathon over the weekend. We flew to Dallas, Texas for the running of the White Rock Marathon. While we were there we stayed with my parents who live in Garland. The weather was perfect for running,Dan had his personal best time too, 3:32.22 and placed 405 of 3322 finishers.

Next month see "Forrest" run Miami. After this one, he can officialy join the 50 States Marathon Club.