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Friday, July 2, 2010

DAY TWO OF MY FIVE DAY VACATION...



Day two has been wonderful....except poor Ghana lost to Uruguay. I have to say though, it was one of the most exciting games! My friend Brian was supposed to meet me for the game but had to work, thankfully he was able to haul butt over to Skippers restaurant where I was watching the match to catch the exciting overtime shootout. How anyone can say soccer is boring is just baffling. It was so intense I needed a nap after watching the overtime match that ended in a heartbreak loss for Ghana. What a heroic fight Ghana put up and the show of respect for one another was something to admire. This Ghana team is younger and less patient then the team that was at the last world cup. With more experience and wisdom I think they will be a force to reckon with by the next cup. Anyways, I hope all of Africa is proud of that team. Tomorrow is Argentina v Germany and I am all for Argentina.


My to do list on day two included
1) watch soccer (check)
2) buy hose clamps to fix botched anchor storage project (check)
3) download the last few episodes of Stargate Universe (it is downloading as we speak :-) )
4) add ac light to vberth (check). *I am having trouble with my DC system, I think one of my new deep cycle batteries is bad. I need to talk to an electrician because I don't know if I should replace both or just the one bad battery...can a bad battery turn a good battery bad? I think the answer is yes but since the two batteries are only three months old has it ruined batt#2 already? sigh. Thses are the many mysteries I ponder aboard OG, but since I am on vacation (giddy laugh) I just buy a little ac lamp and forget my dc troubles (for now).

Tomorrow (saturday) I will watch soccer (Go Argentina!), eat, drink, and be merry :-)
I will do one project of whipping of cutting all my hurricane lines (unless a nap gets in the way :-) ).

Cheers,
Erika

4 comments:

Bill said...

Are your batteries under warranty? I had breakfast at Skippers in late may with my Cape Dory buddies. Had a good sail on the bay as well. Blowin stink to be exact. Good for the race though.

Fair Winds

Erika (aka Ocean Girl) said...

Yep, under warranty, bought them at blackburns. They are only 3 months old and I don't think the primary battery ever really held a good charge. Will tackle it later this month, my whole dc system needs a complete overhaul but until then its all shore power.
Cape dory buddies? my Cape Dory buddies must be your Cape Dory buddies..not too many of us CD folks around here. I remember that race in May, they were trying to get me to take OG but she still wasn't sailable yet :-)
Erika

Bill said...

Is Ocean Girl in Watergate Yachting Center? I dont recall the pier number but there are about 6 CDs on one dock.

Yes you know them.

Erika (aka Ocean Girl) said...

OG isn't in watergate but the cd clan is (pier 7) they are a bunch of great and fun guys. I sail with Carl aboard Spanish Eyes every once in a while.
Cheers,
Erika