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2009 Captain's Log



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Date Log Entry
12/31/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball
Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $1864 for the month. Final 2009 Year-End Totals: Total Budget: $31,434.40. Total Expenses: :$29,777.48. Break down is as follows:
    Communications 346.67
    Fuel 485.08
    Gifts Given 82.27
    Insurance 5,765.00
    Living 7.277.51
    Maintenance/Supplies 33.08
    Marina-Dockage 3,440.06
    Miscellaneous 76.73
    Provisions 10,580.29
    Registration 124.13
    Repairs 1,243.74
    Tax 322.92
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (2 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: Got a new LED anchor light and dinghy light. Had some dinghy engine problems, filtered the fuel and found about a half quart of water from condensation. Normal maintenance.
  • Events: We finished the run for the play Incorruptible. The day after closing and set break-down, we attended the Cast Party at the Marilyn the Director's house and I distributed the DVDs I made. Michael attended the Theater Finance meeting. Singer John Rudolph invited Michael to join a impromptu choir singing the Messiah. Michael helped the director of Guys and Dolls with some edits of the rehearsal music. After last month's workshop for our musical Act Now, we made changes to the script, Michael created 2 new songs and tweaked some of the other music and we've submitted the musical to the Play Reading committee for the 2010-2011 seasonís musical. Cheri met Annapolis friends Bill and Peggy Bradshaw in Key West, afterwards Justin and I joined her and saw A Christmas Survival Guide at the Red Barn Theater. After the show we went to the Keys Piano Bar with the show's Musical Director, Charles Lindberg. Met fellow Geminites Tim and Jill on Links and Jim and Deb on Freedom for lunch at Key's Fisheries. We volunteered to be coaches for a kid's program called Odyssey of the Mind and had our first meeting with our 7 kid team. We cat sat for Theater friends Rita and Dan during Christmas. Michael saw 2012 at the Cinema. Had Justin over for Christmas dinner and played tennis on the Wii. Celebrated New Year's at John Rudolph's house with Justin.
  • Weather: Temperatures in the 60 - 70s at night and 70s - 80 during the day.
11/30/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball
Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $1,577 for the month. We trimmed down after last month's extreme costs.
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (1 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: Normal maintenance
  • Events: Michael ran the Incorruptible performances. Michael, Cheri and Justin did a commercial for Incorruptible on BUZZ TV in Key West. Theater friend Judy Greenman let us use her car while she was out of town. We were approached and asked to participate in the Odessey of the Mind after school program for kids. Theater friend and director of Incorruptible had us cat sit while she was gone over Thanksgiving - Cheri spent most of the time sick with the flu. Cheri's friend, Madelyn, gave Cheri a new folding bike, so Cheri will get around more. We had a workshop for Act Now, our original musical. We got good feedback to make changes and prepare for a final product and then presentation for next year's season. Hung out with boat friends Ted and Rhonda from Wingin' It when they came into town.
  • Weather: Weather in general is wonderful, nights are low 70s so Cheri is wearing long johns. Watched storm Ida as she changed from a Tropical Depression to a Tropical Storm to a Category 2 hurricane and then back to a Tropical Depression. We were in the cone for several days but she missed us although we had many days with 20-25 knot winds. On 11/24, all day rain and thunderstorms, then early morning (3:30am) the harbor experienced a microburst clocked over 100 knots which overturned many dinghies, knocked down several sailboats, flipped a trimaran and de-roofed several businesses and houses. Minor impact on Believe.
10/31/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball
Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $3,138 for the month. High provision costs, new laptop and Believe registration..
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (2 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: Michael's laptop died, so a new Dell computer was ordered and received.
  • Events: Saw District 9 at the Marathon Cinema. Cheri attended her monthly book club and discussed The Commoner. Finished the theater's One Weekend Only Southernmost Broadway rehearsals and did 3 performances. Michael did the DVD for the show. Continued with play rehearsals for Incorruptible Monday through Thursday. Cheri went to Key West with theater friend Annie and then to Miami with theater friend Justin. Michael and Cheri attended the annual Boot Key Harbor net controller meeting and picture taking for the paper, Michael does the Friday, 9 am net. Old Annapolis friends Bill and Genevieve McWilliams (m/v Pot Luck) stopped in Marathon on the way to Key West for a visit. We cat sat for theater friends Dan and Rita for a week. Local singer John Rudolph and pianist Charles Lindberg had a performance A Night of Music and asked Michael to do the spotlight and create a DVD. Michael had a birthday and now can order from the IHOP Senior's Menu.

    Michael, Cheri and theater friend Rita have been working on a original musical (script, lyrics and music) for the theater called Act Now and decided it's ready for the next stage of development, so we've scheduled a workshop in November in which a cast will read through the script in character and make comments. After which, we'll make adjustments and then do a formal presentation to the Playreading Committee for the 2010-2011 season.

  • Weather: It's cooled off, in the 80s during the day and cooler at night with a breeze, wonderful. No major storms this month came close.
9/30/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball
Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $2,405 for the month. High provision costs, paid Fed taxes and had some boat maintenance costs.
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (2 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: One of the fans in the sleeping berth died and in this heat, next to a hole in the boat, it was an emergency. Went to West Maine and got a replacement and a spare. Came back to the boat and both were defective. So back to WM the next day and got a working (tested at WM) fan and installed it. Ordered a spare and picked it up a week later.
  • Events: Saw Julie and Julia and Inglourious Basterds at the Cinema. Continued to have dance, vocals and full cast run-throughs for Michaelís Sound of Music portion for the annual fundraiser, One Weekend Only. Cheri and Michael went to the local school to work with the 5th graders singing in the show. Michael accepted being Stage Manager for the first show, Incorruptible in which Cheri is the Assistant Director. In mid-September we had the auditions for the next theater season and Michael got a great cast for the Deathtrap play heíll be directing in May. Started rehearsals for Incorruptible and now meet every Mon-Thursday. Started working on building and painting the Incorruptible set.
  • Weather: Watched Tropical Storm Erica, fortunately it died as it hit the Dominican Republic. Watched Hurricane Fred as he made up his mind and turned into a fishburner. Fred was one of the 3 most eastern hurricanes in history.
8/31/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball
Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $2,484 for the month. High provision costs, Gary and Marlenes Anniversary, Cheri clothes (she forgets we live on a boat) and our trip to mid-Florida.
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (2 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: Normal maintenance.
  • Events: Had auditions for the annual theater fundraiser, One Weekend Only called Southernmost Broadway and Michael starting rehearsals for the mini-musical portion he is directing, The Sound of Music. We went to a Director's meeting for the next season at the theater to discuss auditions. Cheri went to her book club meeting at the library. Went to Theo and Ganines monthly dance introduction. We saw the movies Transformers and The Proposal at the cinema. Rented a car and visited fellow Geminites Lee and Dee on About Time in Titusville and Jim and Kathy on Total Care in Palm Coast. We saw Grease at the Titusville Community Theater and Moon Over Buffalo at the Melbourne Community Theater. Walked through the Space Walk of Fame Museum and the Astronaut Memorial Plaza in Titusville. We stayed up 2 nights in a row to catch the 1:00 am shuttle launch while with Jim and Kathy but they were aborted both times.
  • Weather: Watched Tropical Storm Ana and Hurricane Bill. Continuing to knock on wood.
7/31/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball
Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $1,801 for the month. High provision costs, paid medical and Federal Taxes..
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (2 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: Changed Engine Oil and Filter, Replaced raw water Impeller, added Speel Seal plate, cleaned raw water strainer, checked zinc.
  • Events: Got approval for the set of Deathtrap and added a new set animation to my Deathtrap page. Went to Theo and Ganines monthly dance introduction. On the Fourth of July, went to the beach during the day and watched the fireworks that night. Started planning my part of One Weekend Only at the theater. I'll be doing the Sound of Music and created a web page for it. Saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince at the cinema and saw the reading, Puzzle Platoon at the theater. Went to the Latin-Themed concert at the part for the Kids Music Camp. Attended a director's blocking workshop with Rita at the theater.
  • Weather: Continued rain storms and much hotter weather and earlier than last year, but so far no hurricanes.
6/30/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball
Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $2,029 for the month. High provision costs due to play schedule and eating out. Medical payments for Cheri.
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (2 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: General maintenance.
  • Events: Went to the annual MCT theater party, Pampered Palms. Many rehearsals for the dance show and then finally the show on June 20th - very well received, a great audience and a great show. We watched Justin's house while he was in Europe. Bought the web address www.believesailing.com and moved files over from old site. With help of Total Care friend, Jim, created a new video page as well as a information page for Deathtrap.
  • Weather: The rain storms are starting and weather is hot.
5/30/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $1,807 for the month. High provision costs due to play schedule and eating out.
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (2 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: General maintenance.
  • Events: Went to Theo and Ganines first Friday dance lesson. Went to the Dragon Boat Races at Sombrero Beach. Our first director at the theater, Laura Hutt, came back for a visit, we joined her at Dockside. Cheri continues work on her June dance show, tah-Dance. Michael choreographed the Men's Dance at the show and started working with the guys. Michael has selected Deathtrap as his show to direct of next season. Michael made the 4th show DVD of Rumors for the cast and covered the sound board for 2 nights of the show. Cheri and Michael dropped friend Justin off at the airport for his trip to Europe and will be watching his house for him.
  • Weather: The rain storms are starting and weather is warm. Starting to think about hurricanes.
4/30/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball
Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $1,864 for the month. High provision costs due to play schedule and fishing charter.
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (0 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: General maintenance.
  • Events: The play Company had a successful run and closed. Michael cut off his 1970s Afro the day afterwards. We joined the cast for a DVD distribution and viewing party 2 weeks after the close at Director Rita's home. Michael posted several of the DVD Bonus Features, Cheriís Not Getting Married number and Michaelís karate choreography on Facebook for general viewing. Cheri performed her Company number Not Getting Married at the Florida Keys Council for the Arts at Hawks Cay. Cheri continues work on her June dance show, tah-Dance and added Belly Dancing classes for the show. Cheri joined friend Justin on a road trip to Miami looking for Belly Dancing costume supplies and then joined friend Betsy to the Big Pine Flea Market for more Belly Dancing materials. Michael is officially the director of next season's 4th show (May 2010). The show will be either Frank's Life or Deathtrap. Joined fellow Geminite Jim (Total Care) and Jon on Sea Dog Fishing charters. We didn't get any hits trolling for Mahi Mahi but caught our limit of Yellow Tail Snapper. Michael and Cheri joined the weekly Yoga class in the harbor led by Deb on Free and Clear. Joined theater friends at Dockside to listen to the music of the Florida Straights Band.
  • Weather: Had 2 solid weeks of 15 plus winds so it was nice and cool and strong wind generation for power.
3/31/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball
Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $5,142 for the month. High provision costs due to play schedule, paid annual Boat Insurance and bought antenna tester and new VHF handheld radio.
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (0 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: While doing the Friday Cruiser's net, experienced some tranmission problems. Fellow Geminite Lee on About Time came over and used a Antenna Tester to try and identify the problem. It mostly seems the antenna is the issue and probably the top of the mast. When the weather clears, I'll do more testing and run up the mast..
  • Events: The play Company finally opened and ran the last 3 weekends. Cheri broke her toe and got a sore throat the first week of March which gave her a bit of a challenge. Michael is taping every night and working on the DVD for Company. Fellow Geminites Jim and Kathy on Total Care came back into town, so we met them several times. Attended the annual Gospel Explosion and Seafood Festival at the park amphitheater. Signed up for a wireless network in the harbor, Boingo.com.
  • Weather: Weather is warmer, winds between 10-15. Had several cold fronts pass through so coolers temps and higher winds which work out great for the wind generator and running the computers.
2/28/2009 Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball
Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $1,802 for the month. High provision costs due to play schedule and high medical costs due tp Cheri exams.
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (0 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: Resolved dinghy engine problem by tossing old fuel and filtering new fuel. Removed quite a bit of water.
  • Events: Continued Company rehearsals Mon-Thursday. Celebrated Cheri's birthday with Saltimbocca and celbrated our 26th anniversary.. Joined theater friend Craig to see Seussical the Musical at Coral Shores High School. The medical video we did in July 2008 was now posted at www.mhhe.com/judson5e. You have to go to the student edition side then select a chapter then open the video case study.
  • Weather: Weather is warmer, winds between 10-15
1/30/2009 Left Marathon, FL at Arrived Marathon, FL at 0 Miles
Still In Marathon - Boot Key Harbour Mooring Ball Mooring monthly summary:
  • Finances: We spent $4,687 for the month. High provision costs due to play schedule and Cheri medical costs. Bought video equipment.
  • Usage Data: Propane (1 tank/15 days), generator (0 gallons), dinghy (2 gallons/30 days) and water (1 tank/7 days).
  • Projects: Dingy Engine problems with I now attribute to the fuel. I learned how to flush the engine carburetor to fix the problem.
  • Events: Thanks to the generator, we continued our land-based tradition of Strawberry Waffles on New Years Day. We're in full swing Monday-Thursdays with Company play practice. After Steel Magnolias closed, we built the set for Company and are now on stage practicing. Purchased a new video camera and external hard drive for personal and theater use. Recorded and edited the DVD for the theater play, Steel Magnolias. Went to the Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West with theater friends Gail and Rita to see A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim. Cheri had a breast exam and they found some anomalies so she had to go in for 2 biopsies. After several days of concern, Cheri got a clean bill of health but will continue 6 and 12 month exams. Joined the drug that is www.facebook.com
  • Weather: Have had several cold fronts passing through for long periods of time. Temperatures down in the 40s even at night.
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