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Next Saturday is looking good and K won't have to work then. Hope springs eternal.
Out of curiosity (and frustration) I took a look at when we have started our sailing season in previous years. Last year at this time I was being discharged from a 19 day hospitalization and wasn't fit for duty until May 20th. In 2011 we didn't start until May due to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
We didn't get into the water until May 3rd in 2010. Our first year of sailing here was 2009 and the date we first sailed Bluesette was June 27.
So although I am always antsy to start sailing in April, the fact is that we have never done it. I suppose I need to take a deep breath and relax rather than get all worked up. There is a Japanese proverb にんたいはにがしされどそのみはあまし - nintai wa nigashisaredomo sono mi wa amashi - which translates into English as "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet".
Until next, sweet sailing.
I have also seen this quote attributed to both Aristotle and Jean Jacques Rousseau. Amazing. I didn't know they were Japanese, or even more amazing, that they could have known each other. ;)
Whoever first said it, they were right on.