Posted by terip on May 30, 2009
It’s been wonderfully warm this week. We drove out to Stabler Thursday (my day off this week) and moved my old Mazda and a load of stuff. I am getting close to closing things out there. I suspect there’s a pickup load still at the house. I closed my post office box out and set my mail to forward. It looks like that chapter of my life is about to be closed. I also noticed a funeral notice for a church member. She was a older lady with health problems, so it wasn’t totally unexpected. I always enjoyed talking to her.
I think we are going to try and go out this coming Sunday to finish things up. Lon has asked to go to the church with me. He is a bit concerned about how he’ll be received but I think that will go just fine. I am so grateful to the folks at that church, the support and love they’ve given me. I worry about how they are going to carry on. I just don’t know how I can help.
We are trying to get some of my stuff ready to sell. The pickup and trailer are going. I was going to sell my old Mazda, but am now thinking about selling the little Mazda instead. I bought it as a backup car. It’s not bad, but it’s just not as good as the old Mazda. (It’s funny that I call them that. The little Mazda is an ’87. The old Mazda is a ’95.) Plus, there are so many memories tied up with the old Mazda. It’s just hard for me to let go of it. I guess I’ll see what happens. We are not making a lot of progress on the boat right now. I am still hopeful that we can get some improvements in place and maybe move out to the river over the summer. I’m just happy to finally get moved out of the woods.
Posted by terip on May 25, 2009
I guess, in a way, I spent the day appropriately I went through the trailer, to try and take out everything that I want to keep. We are going to clean it up and sell it. I couldn’t bear to live in it again. Even now, with things in a mess and most of my stuff moved out, it still has too many memories. The new relationship is strong and I am working on building a new life. Some days are more difficult than others.
Since I was down at the river, I took some pictures.
From the dock
Lon on the dock
Top of the dock
It was beautiful today on the river
More decorations at the top of the dock
Looking out towards the river
Yet another picture of the dock
Looking down the dock towards the houseboats
Picture of the 2 story houseboat, river side
The 2 story house boat from the other side
The river, from the deck of the 2 story houseboat
The Aqua Home still needs a bath
The West Wind belongs to Lon's son
Looking up the drive from the dock to the trailer
Posted by terip on May 24, 2009
We went to the Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Festival a few weeks ago. I posted the pictures of the boats to the Yahoo Group for the Coots, but had these personal pictures that didn’t get posted. These were taken at Boiler Bay, which is near Depoe Bay. It’s just a nice view of part of the Oregon coast. So here you go.
This is called Boiler Bay
Another picture of Boiler Bay
Third view of Boiler Bay
Last view of Boiler Bay
Me, at the beach
Lon, at the beach
Posted by terip on May 23, 2009
These were taken the day after we moved the boat, on April 5th. Sorry for the long delay.
The dock at the river place
View from the flying bridge
Along the riverside
The deck just below the flying bridge
View of the top of the two story houseboat
View from the flying bridge toward the front
From the side, looking towards the West Wind
From the front deck
From the front, towards the river
Inside, looking towards the front deck
The galley section
Aft, where the repairs must be made
Me, taking a picture of me in the head
The aft area
Looking out the back window
Picture of one engine, just because
closet in the aft
Posted by terip on May 6, 2009
I keep meaning to post some pictures of the boat in place as well as pictures of the Depoe Bay Wooden Boat show. But I have not managed to find time to upload them. Will try to do that in the next day or so. The site needs some pictures.
I managed to move a load of things from the house at Stabler into town. I am still going to be staying at Lon’s house in town, until we can get the boat ready to live in. It’s going to be crazy. Due to the son, girlfriend, and grandson staying at the house, plus birds, kittens and bassett hound, there is not enough room to let the cats loose in the house. So we are keeping them back in the bedroom, probably in large dog carriers for part of the day. It’s not an ideal situation but will work for awhile. We’ll try to get a more permanent place for them as soon as we can. It will be so nice to finish this move.
We went out last Sunday, after moving things on Saturday. Took Lon out to see where I used to live and the beaver ponds at the house. It was odd. At the old place, Lon could tell that I was getting upset, although I didn’t feel like it at first. So we didn’t stay long. It looks so sad and shabby right now, with the porch vacant and the doors open. The beaver ponds were a better trip. There are a lot of trees down on the path, but we were able to walk down for a look. I will miss that walk. I wish I had taken the dogs for a last trip. I plan to spread Jeffrey’s ashes out there this weekend. I think he would like that. And it is a place that I will be able to visit over the years.
In boating news, I am now part owner of an outboard motor. We went to a swap meet and picked it up. It’s a fairly small Johnson from the 50s. Lon was given a small boat that can use a motor. This should give us something to cruise around the slough. Lon does like my canoe, which seems to be a Radisson, rebranded by Sears. He has an electric motor that should work on it. If the weather will ever warm up, we can have some real fun. We are also talking about taking out his small sailboat. It needs a motor, but is a beautiful thing. He promised it to his son, but it is not being cared for. It would be fun to take that one out to the ocean for a cruise. We just might try that one of these days. I have a few pictures of that boat, which I’ll try and post too.