...is that there is no big news, yet. But Alisa's mom has arrived, the bags are all packed for the hospital, and the car is full of gas petrol. We are no longer in danger of being taken by surprise. We hope.
And, we've enjoyed an immediate benefit of having Sandy here - the ability, last night, to go out for dinner and a movie. Just leaving the squirt with a responsible family member (whom he adores) gave us an insight into how much easier child rearing must have been in the days of extended families.
Meanwhile, I've been getting up EARLY most mornings to write. And this is the sight that greets me from the window at the start of each day.
On June 23rd, 2007, we left our home in Kodiak, Alaska on board Pelagic, our 25 year old Crealock 37 sailboat. Our ten month old son was with us, and the ruins of our old life smoked in the distance as we sailed away: two good jobs, quit; fanstastic house, sold; most possessions, disposed of.
Three years later, we've made the transition from family of three to family of four. Pelagic is for sale in Tasmania, and we've just bought a new boat in San Francisco, a boat that we hope will carry us wherever we want to go for years to come.