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Good to be home...

After a looooong assignment in Chile I finally made it home...finally (this one was long).

Let me tell you one thing I was thinking today during my travel...I really think we should allways thank God and be gratefull for what we have and He has provided...I sure am...every morning..really.

We take so many things for granted..we normally don't value what we have, and it's a shame...traveling so much makes me value what I have more than anything..

if, (God forbid), something was to happen to me, I would miss all this forver..and one only wonders how frail and exposed we are...for example..I spent 10 hours over the Atlantic today in an aluminum tube..see what I mean???

I wondered about people seting sail, without preparation, without wondering how frail life is...damn..it's good to be alive...reall is..

Anyway..I really missed my boys and my wife, so I was really happy to be arriving home..

Anyway..here I am, at home, safe, playing with the boys...we built a pirate's set...and this moment..NO ONE will take from me...







I also had a perfect dinner cooked by Giulietta...franginho A Portuguesa..hum hum...missed that too....

Tomorrow, sail all day, because, I admit..I miss the boat too...(more on that tomorrow)..
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Nice ya made it back home. So, the Chilean money worked out then. I remember chatting with ya before your first trip down there.
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Enjoy your time with your family you have earned it. Glad to hear you are home. my best.
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Giu you proved a point. Home is where the family are at...
Enjoy the Holidays coming up.
Tomorrow the Americans will be stuffing themselves with Turkey, Ducks and other holidays foods for their Thanks Giving Day. so......
Happy Thanks Giving and a Merry Christmas...

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Nice ya made it back home. So, the Chilean money worked out then. I remember chatting with ya before your first trip down there.
Charlie, yes...amazingly that worked out really well. I have more business with them next year too.

They are excellent people, need a lot of help, and have a lot of problems, (of which I solved most or told them how to solve the rest)..mainly because they were serviced by greedy amateurs, that sucked money out of them left and right and nevcer really saw the problems..I think only so they could come back and milk that cow..

I admit the first time I went there, as a "trial run" a few weeks ago, I was nervous and didn't know how it would be..but it was an un-substantiated fear.

They treated me 6 stars...they also pay in 5 days, something I realy admire, as sometimes I have a 120 day lag on invoicing.

I was treated to private drivers, best hotel in town, all expenses paid, including my daily wine research...and all meals too. I may have gained a few pounds in this one..

Anyway..next year I have 3 mre customers there...which I will gladly serve.
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Giu you proved a point. Home is where the family are at...
Enjoy the Holidays coming up.
Tomorrow the Americans will be stuffing themselves with Turkey, Ducks and other holidays foods for their Thanks Giving Day. so......
Happy Thanks Giving and a Merry Christmas...

Boasun..I hear you man..I really do...

Happy Thanks giving...(which we obviously don't have that holiday, because have no Indians and settlers)..but its a US holiday I know well and know how important is to you guys...

Happy tukey feast, buddy..
Same to you all my crazy America friends

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Enjoy your time with your family you have earned it. Glad to hear you are home. my best.
Thank you Mike...I appreciate your thought. By the way..tomorrow, whil I sail...I'll burn a stoaggie on your homour..OK??

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Thank you Alex. I didn't buy a smaller turkey this year. I guess I will have to eat more. Enjoy your family. Mike
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Welcome back, Alex.

You're a good dad.

I suspect that you are also a good sailor, but I am more confident that you are a good dad.

Best wishes to the family

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Sorry I missed you the other night.
Glad to see you are home safe.
Leaving tonight for Jacksonville (and HHI to see the Sail Hog) so I will not be able to be reached for the next 4 days. Be safe.

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