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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 3,037
Posted By eryka
"What did I save you for," the doctor asked Dan,...

"What did I save you for," the doctor asked Dan, "if not for you to have a life?"

Melanoma brain tumor 4-1/2 years ago, the original prognosis was not good. Surgery, radiation, rehab, ... then...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-26-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 4,346
Posted By eryka
30 feet should make that an easy budget target. ...

30 feet should make that an easy budget target. Even my amenity-laden marina in Annapolis is $5,150 / year for a 30-footer. Amenities include clubhouse, cafe, gym, pool, ... - Welcome to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-24-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By eryka
Wishing you all a happy holiday. Question...

Wishing you all a happy holiday.

Question would have had a different character if you'd posted it on the liveaboard forum LOL ... yep, we're spending the holiday at home/on our boat ... but its...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-24-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 6,655
Posted By eryka
This one in the Chesapeake: Home Page...

This one in the Chesapeake:

Home Page (http://www.singlesonsailboats.org/mc/page.do;jsessionid=08D1B7F3D05866E3E481FAA7E713C82E.mc1?sitePageId=33745)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-19-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By eryka
Wishing all air winds and calm seas!

Wishing all air winds and calm seas!
Forum: Living Aboard   12-09-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 5,286
Posted By eryka
When we moved aboard, Dan said that if we use...

When we moved aboard, Dan said that if we use those plastic (melamine) dishes every day, it'll feel like we're camping out. We use plain white Corelle, platters stacked one edge (but not bungeed in)...
Forum: herSailNet   12-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,242
Posted By eryka
Neat Blog! (Though I'll probably pass on this...

Neat Blog! (Though I'll probably pass on this particular book, given our circumstances beginning our 9th year aboard together)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-06-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,679
Posted By eryka
Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Living Aboard   12-06-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 5,059
Posted By eryka
@QuickMick - I bought Dan a complete set of Gill...

@QuickMick - I bought Dan a complete set of Gill foulies at the boat show last year and he love love loves that brand! (Me, I'm still in el cheapo A.T.E. stuff)
Forum: Living Aboard   12-06-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 5,059
Posted By eryka
Would that be Scott & Brittany of Rasmus? (We...

Would that be Scott & Brittany of Rasmus? (We met them when they came thru Annapolis). And you're exactly right about the Land's End fit - look for the ones that are "princess seamed" or "slim fit"...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-06-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 5,059
Posted By eryka
No joking, we have a tough time finding quick-dry...

No joking, we have a tough time finding quick-dry swimsuits; staying in a clammy suit for days on end isn't the kindest thing you can do for your skin. Naked dries faster. ;)
Forum: Living Aboard   12-06-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 5,059
Posted By eryka
The one you've picked is really nice (but a tad...

The one you've picked is really nice (but a tad out of my price range) My everyday go-to is a windblock fleece full-zip jacket from Land's End for <$50. If its really cold I'll be wearing a cotton...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-06-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By eryka
Looks like an amazing experience!

Looks like an amazing experience!
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-05-2010
Replies: 518
  Sticky: Chesapeake Bay Eats
Views: 36,456
Posted By eryka
In reality, I guess we ought to thank the...

In reality, I guess we ought to thank the waitress Adele (sp?) who took the photo. BTW, I found out how to force the flash on the camera - a bit late & its embarrassing to have a fail on something...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-05-2010
Replies: 518
  Sticky: Chesapeake Bay Eats
Views: 36,456
Posted By eryka
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Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-05-2010
Replies: 518
  Sticky: Chesapeake Bay Eats
Views: 36,456
Posted By eryka
The food was good, the company (and the stories)...

The food was good, the company (and the stories) - awesome!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1744020640948&set=a.1112801780871.2019409.1251710304

(not sure what I'm doing wrong here; I'm...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-05-2010
Replies: 518
  Sticky: Chesapeake Bay Eats
Views: 36,456
Posted By eryka
Echoing Dave's thanx - what a lovely afternoon! ...

Echoing Dave's thanx - what a lovely afternoon! We stopped at Michaels on the way home, they had 60% off custom framing thru 10 Dec.
Forum: herSailNet   12-04-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 8,241
Posted By eryka
Thanx multi! I love the smell of Kemi Oil but at...

Thanx multi! I love the smell of Kemi Oil but at about a dollar an ounce I haven't bought any recently; think I'll try leaving a bit in next time. (Going to experiment over the winter here where...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2010
Replies: 635
Views: 132,340
Posted By eryka
Smart advice! (from one who spent about 5 hours...

Smart advice! (from one who spent about 5 hours hove-to in the Atlantic with lightning circling our boat 360 degrees while half the crew was barfing over the side ... )
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-04-2010
Replies: 518
  Sticky: Chesapeake Bay Eats
Views: 36,456
Posted By eryka
You are bold. Any day the wind speed in knots is...

You are bold. Any day the wind speed in knots is equal to or greater than the temperature in degrees is *not* a sailing day for me ...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-04-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By eryka
Minne - I see where you're coming from and...

Minne - I see where you're coming from and totally agree! I very much feared being perceived as a boat bum when we first moved aboard and I was quite secretive about where we lived. (Getting...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-04-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By eryka
Hey cpd, you're not crazy, you just have...

Hey cpd, you're not crazy, you just have unimaginative friends ... we've been living on a 33-footer for 9 years, using it as a floating condo while working. Thought we'd be surrounded by druggies...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-03-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 3,703
Posted By eryka
Ooh, that sounds like a bad break! Assuming that...

Ooh, that sounds like a bad break! Assuming that you're looking for an answer something other than "move your boat to a warmer latitude?" Maybe battery- or electric-powered heated gloves like...
Forum: herSailNet   12-03-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 8,241
Posted By eryka
I've never tried oil, maybe I don't understand? ...

I've never tried oil, maybe I don't understand? I would think it would attract dirt??? How do you do this, just the hair especially toward the ends, and not the scalp? How does it extend the time...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-03-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 5,059
Posted By eryka
I think Dave's right, especially that day-to-day...

I think Dave's right, especially that day-to-day living at the dock is a lot like on land, and I should have been more specific about cotton. 2 places I *won't* wear cotton - (1) sticky-hot places...
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