Water Music has had its maiden voyage, but since I was not there, they did not break a bottle of champagne before sailing off into the sunset…
Dr. Goodman had asked Guido if he could bring a friend along, something that proved to be perfect. He is a young man, a music student, and crazy about boats. This means that he is most eager to go with Guido any time, and eventually, when I can go, he can also come and help. I still “owe” a cruise to many others, who expressed their eagerness to go with us (you are still first in line, Ludy, Ramón, and Walter!)
I also got an idea for the future. Since I could not prepare sandwiches or anything else for the cruise, they went to Balducci’s and bought all the necessary provisions there – even water. Guido had taken napkins and dry ice. Since they liked what they got a lot, I told Guido that next time we all go, I will not prepare sandwiches or cook anything the day before, or when I am in the boat. We can buy everything at Balducci’s, or even eat there at a restaurant close to the marina, as Guido and Dr. Goodman did last time. I need a respite too!
In a way I am glad tomorrow is Monday – the official beginning of summer. I am not glad because of this; rather, because weekends are really bad for me. There are few calls, and I don’t feel like going to the grocery stores then. I had to because I needed lots of stuff, but I could not face it. Guido wanted to go on his own, but I can’t make a list. There is a lot I need that I have to see first… And I was feeling quite down.
This has become too personal, and I don’t know if I am doing the right thing posting it here, but since I am writing very few updates to close friends, this will do for many others too.