Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I know we aren’t there just yet, but we will be soon.

Tomorrow, George is leaving home early in the morning to return to Westport, where he will officially start the Washington Coast Dungeness Crab Season. He’s spending today chasing around the town and the harbor, dropping off the flatbed trailer and picking up the cargo trailer, buying one more set of raingear, and filling the flatbed truck with diesel.

The start of the crab season can get very confusing. It seems like we have been “starting” it for the past two months—which we have. When I got to Jazzercise this morning and mentioned something recent that George had done, my friend Kim asked, “But–didn’t he leave already?”

George will be gone now for several weeks in a row, after which time he might be able to come home on “weather days,” essentially, two-or three-day breaks when the weather is too dangerous to work on the open ocean, even for a big boat and an awesome crew.

Just for fun, here are a few of my New Year’s Resolutions:

  • Increase my level of patience;
  • Learn how to stay calm and kind when I don’t feel like it;
  • Not call George so much (he recently used the term “incessant” to describe my calls. Is that a hint?); and
  • Not mention one more thing around this house that I find troubling and that George might feel compelled to fix!

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

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