Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Heading south...

all ready for winter
Blue getting ready for Halloween
We have closed our summer home up and now are slowly heading south visiting friends and family. We stayed in Tully at our good friends Vic and Diane's for a few nights then off to Connecticut to see our youngest daughter Jill and other relatives.

tour of CIA
On the way down we had a text from Garrett which is Jon's nephew, he asked if we wanted to stop at CIA (Culinary Institute of America)to visit him at collage so we said sure we're in no hurry. Very awesome place and the view of the Hudson was really amazing with all the fall colors.

Picture perfect hike
While in Connecticut we are doing some hiking,visiting and helping out with Mom and Dads house for a week or two, Jon has his 40th reunion Nov. 2nd so we will be attending that.

Jill and Ed

Breathtaking view
Hiking up to Heublein tower
We are going so slow we may even go backwards to make one last stop in the Tully area before our next stop in DC to visit our oldest daughter.
Our plan is to be in the marina to start work on Kasidah Nov.12th

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Our summer comes to an end....

We have had a very successful summer here in New York, but Kasidah is waiting for our return.

The business has been nothing but amazing and our time here very pleasant. Seeing all our friends and family also has been just wonderful, but our minds are now fixed on Kasidah, what we need to work on next, where we will go, explore,who we will meet and all that stuff us cruisers think about when we are not on the boat.

We will be leaving at the end of this week and slowly heading south over the next month to visit with family before getting on Kasidah and sailing off for six more months of pure enjoyment.

We figured we would put a few photos of some projects we took on this summer.

Blue looking over Skaneateles Lake

Installing pump-up station on Lake

New panel and meter for old funeral home remodel 
Nice garage sale find....
Two room addition on Tully Lake
Total redo of bathroom   
This is what the customer wrote to us
 "Your work here is done and what good work it was!  Bye Jon, Bye Arline, Bye Blue....Bessie will miss you.........maybe.  Have a great winter!"

Time to go to the scrape dealer...
repairing damaged underground cable

Everyday the phone rings with one more project and Jon has finally started turning them away or scheduling for the spring and most of his customers are fine with that, it going to make coming back a lot easier.

We are very lucky people and we know it.............................VERY LUCK!
 To all of our customers, friends and family we would like to say Thank you.