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HI BOB,

Expressing your thoughts can be very helpful. I have written a book I never attempted to publish that got me through a trying time. Now I am writing my blog about my battle with cancer & sailing. The responses from those I have never met has given me a true lift in life. Many have used the word inspiring, and that just give me more inspiration to be stronger. We'll be ready when you get to the boat part, but for now you air what needs to be aired.....BEST WISHES in finding more comfort!........i2f
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Nice blog, Bob.. I've always been a huge fan of your work but I also really like the look of Perrywinkle... very nice!
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Thanks. The boat part will be coming along soon. I live in an area that's kind of remote although most of the time I think of it as isolated. I have little or no daily contact with other people until my wife gets home. Web sites like SailNet and Sailing Anarchy are my social circles. Kind of like the local pub except I get to bring my dogs and my cat in.
And, I quit drinking so I'm safer here. The emotional lows that came with drinking were not good for me even if they did provide temporary respite at times.

Hope you are done with your cancer battle.
Hope you are still enjoying your sailing battle.
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hey there Grumpy old Maestro ...

I'm guessing the pics need resizing so that the sides are not chopped when you post them ? Maybe the link is to the zoomed pic ? Heck , what the frock do I know. Rick will have the answers, unlike this old duffer, he knows what he is talking about.

Other than that looking good.

How's Pumpkin ?

btw .. the Balmain Sailing Club team in the Heaven Can Wait is headed up by one of the owners of Balmain Tiger. We are also hoping to have Balmain Tiger's foredeck hand on board the Womboat for the race.

(for anyone who doesn't understand this ... Balmain Tiger is a Bob Perry designed Flying Tiger that races out of the Womboat's home club, being Balmain SC.)

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OK., I'll try resizing the pics before I post them. Thanks for that tip.
Balmain Tiger is looking good!

Pumpkin is fine. She has been playing with me a bit at night, staying out later and standing at the front glass door only to walk away when I go to open it. But she likes to watch Inspector Morse reruns with me. So I just put on an old Morse and sit back and she eventually shows up. She likes Inspector Lewis also but Morse is her favorite.

She is sleeping on MY chair right now conserving her energy for tonight.
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OK., I'll try resizing the pics before I post them. Thanks for that tip.
Balmain Tiger is looking good!

Pumpkin is fine. She has been playing with me a bit at night, staying out later and standing at the front glass door only to walk away when I go to open it. But she likes to watch Inspector Morse reruns with me. So I just put on an old Morse and sit back and she eventually shows up. She likes Inspector Lewis also but Morse is her favorite.

She is sleeping on MY chair right now conserving her energy for tonight.
Give her a scratch from me.

Morse is a goodun and one of my favs but I am pleasantly surprised by how good Lewis turned out, of course the Hathaway chacracter is a ripper.

You ever catch any of the Maigret reruns ? Bit of a favourite of mine.
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Looks like a keeper.

I don't follow many blogs but I bookmarked yours (right beside my 70+ year old Aunt's blog). It is not the technology but what you have to say and I see you have that down cold.

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Excellent! Looking good
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I just bookmarked it. It looks pretty good, and I look forward to your updates.

Very sorry to hear about your loss.
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Bob- I like your writing style and it's easy to feel like I know you. Looking forward to reading more and seeing what direction the blog takes you. Glad that you can write about the good stuff, and the hard stuff, that happens.
I used to be a beekeeper, although I haven't had my head in a hive for years. Great hobby (I started with three hives and ended up with 1300), they're interesting little creatures (it is a LOT more work than most people realize).
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