Weekly Windjammer Work Update

Good morning everyone. It is hard to believe that the thermometer is reading just 8 degrees this morning when yesterday morning it was well up into the 30s. Taking advantage of the broken up ice on the harbor I went out to check the schooner. All is well there.

As you can see Mary’s new wood shed is coming along nicely. For those of you who have ever had the joy of rifling under a snow covered tarp to get to your firewood, well, you know how luxurious this shed will be. Mary already has her boxes of gardening supplies lined up on the kitchen floor headed for the storage side of the shed. We should finish up the roof boards today and start in on the trim, the precursor to clapboard siding. For the curious, yes, Mary will be returning to sail another season. I can hear the angels singing from here.

Back on the home front Elisa and Jen are balancing office, firewood, kids, and family Christmas preparations. As some of you are seeing Jen has created a cool newsletter. We spent the weekend stamping and labeling. With all the post office has on its hands nowadays it is amazing that these get anywhere but we are already hearing from some of you making plans for next year. The annual calendars should be in the mail very soon.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.


  1. Nice to hear that Mary is joining us next year. It would not be the same without her cooking.She deserves a shed. Actually, she deserves her own castle. I’m looking forward to the newsletter. Here in southern NH, the snow is coming down quickly and we are bracing ourselves for a nightmare of a commute home. Sigh! Wish it were September and I was lounging on the deck of the Mary Day. Hugs to all.

  2. It was in the low eighties here this week. We are supposed to get down to a frigid 35 degrees this weekend. It snowed here once. The dog did not know what to do and passed out from shock. In my 50 plus years I have never seen a white Christmas, at least at my home location. It would frighten me if it did snow on Christmas, as I would think my time was up. I am glad to hear Mary will be back,we could not do without her food.

  3. Dale and I just received your newsletter and calendar. The pictures are awesome. The children are growing up so quickly. I can’t believe that Sawyer was just a baby the last time we saw him. We have such wonderful memories of our 2 trips on the Mary Day. We plan to go back again, and I am hoping for this coming summer (the photography trip sounds interesting to me). I am so glad that Mary is still with you. We are looking forward to seeing you all again in the near future. Happy New Year to you.
    Trish Gregory

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