Re: I've become very concerned about the weather...
The weather is pretty terrible right now, but this is still a beautiful part of the world to be in.
Somehow despite all of the rain I've been out sailing 3 times in the last week (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday). We were lucky and picked a 4 hour window yesterday with almost no rain and even saw a sliver of blue sky. I worked on my boat all morning and was glad for the diesel heater.
However I do recognize that it's a lot easier when I'm getting back into a warm house afterwords instead of using boat heat down below.
northoceanbeach: Let us know if you do end up moving to Seattle. It would be great to see the Ranger 23 and if you are still here in May I could probably get you out for a Duck Dodge on a friend's boat.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior