From The Home Office

A Snake Fell On My Face! ON MY FACE!!!

A Snake Fell On My Face! ON MY FACE!!!

I took a deep breath, reached over, and pulled the rifle a little closer. There. That was better. I looked out over the railing. Still black. I literally couldn't even see my hand in front of my face. And then...…

Back to (Floating) School!

Back to (Floating) School!

I like school days because they are more structured, which brings us all comfort. However, when Tropical Storm Gordon sideswiped us on Labor Day, life on board Tanny was anything but structured!…

We’re Melting … MELTING!!!

We’re Melting … MELTING!!!

It's so beastly hot here that it's almost unbearable. Our shoes stick to the asphalt. Coco would rather her bladder burst than walk down the sunny, blazing dock to go potty...…

Major Repair Plans Go Awry!

Major Repair Plans Go Awry!

Wednesday was going to be a BIG DAY! We were scheduled to take No Tan Lines…

When You Ask for an Outdoor Fan…and God Gives You a Waterspout Instead!

When You Ask for an Outdoor Fan…and God Gives You a Waterspout Instead!

After wondering silently if I needed a second coating of antiperspirant, I fanned myself with my ipad cover, and whined out loud to Richard, "It's sooooo danged hot out here! Can you pretty please go inside and get the fan?" I guess the good Lord heard me because...…

Our 4 a.m. WAKE-UP CALL!

Our 4 a.m. WAKE-UP CALL!

I had to weave and pitch like a drunkard to get back to our bedroom...…

Goodbye, Ghost Boat…

Goodbye, Ghost Boat…

Something caught my eye through the port. That ghost boat was RIGHT NEXT TO US! I mean REALLY CLOSE!! …

Mass Mayhem on 2 Boats in 50-Knot Winds!

Mass Mayhem on 2 Boats in 50-Knot Winds!

It felt like Tanny had the shiggles. She would shudder, and then stop, and shudder again. A weird, silent on and off vibration. And, I knew what that meant!!…

Our Family is Growing AGAIN!!

Our Family is Growing AGAIN!!

Suddenly, someone handed me a cell phone and I didn't notice that my son-in-law's mother was recording me with her phone...…

Naughty Nautical Terms!

Naughty Nautical Terms!

READER DISCRETION ADVISED! It's time for some fun word-play! …

A Funnel Cloud Overhead!

A Funnel Cloud Overhead!

Our phones all started singing with weather warnings. There was a tornado north of us...…

Love Bug Cemetery…on the Boat?

Love Bug Cemetery…on the Boat?

Last week, a zillion (yes, I counted them) love bugs descended on our city. It was obviously a very well-planned Arthropoda orgy...…

Island-hopping and Deep Sea Fishing!

Island-hopping and Deep Sea Fishing!

Our sailing trip is back on since a local mechanic told us the drive shaft is in good enough condition to last for several more months...…

Seizure on the Boat!

Seizure on the Boat!

Do your spouse a favor and add "husband" or "wife" after their name in your phone so they can be located in an emergency.…

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