Friday, August 19, 2011
Never Sufficiently Adorned
Keith and Barb, friends in Sacramento, gave me a little plaque before we left on the Loop that I display in my boat. Truer words than these were never written:
Who wishes to give himself an abundance of trouble,
Let him equip these two things,
a SHIP and a WOMAN.
No two things involve more bother, for neither is ever
I have told you about the “down days” we have sometimes, and the work involved in keeping up the boat. Well, today the boss lady had a little something else in store. After breakfast we strolled down the main drag here in Ludington, and, as if by magic, we “just happened to come across” a hair and nail salon. And, they “just happened” to have a three hour opening for Mrs. Howell. I wandered back to the boat and did a few chores, while she got pampered with hair color, cut (don't worry Michael K., your job is safe), manicure and pedicure. She passed on the massage, although I don’t know why.
It’s OK, with me that she indulged herself though. Before she went into the salon she said she felt like this:
But, after she came out…
…Ginger has returned!
Besides, while she was in there I ordered two new VHF radios for Once Around that will be installed next week.
So, both the SHIP, and the WOMAN, got a little more decked out today!