10 November 2008
Cold and clear
It was a cold night but I had a down comforter, propane heat, and Anne in bed with me, so I slept well. I also put the blue comforter from the boat on top. It smells like sailboat - a marine, light musty smell. It was very comforting somehow - familiar, like a small part of the sailboat lingering with us. When I was here last it was all about the air conditioning. When I plugged in the electricity last night the air conditioner came on, which means I kept the air on until the very last moment before I departed for a summer and fall of pure elements. This morning I drove the dogs to the Bean to get coffee as it was too cold that early to walk. I'm heading out in a few minutes for New Bern to return the rental car. Ed is picking me up at 10:30 a.m. I've got all my stuff in the Bounder and I'm about 2/3 of the way done packing it away. Making some oat meal before I go - fast food binge is over.