Wednesday, September 9, 2009

One Emergency Solved, A Second One Looms

Provisioning on a boat is tricky business. One is always making tradeoffs - how much space to allow for the staples vs how much for the "good stuff." Well, about five days ago we ran out of ice cream. Now if that is not an emergency at sea, then I don't know what one is. This is not only a catastrophe for Jeff and I, but also for Dyna and Dylan as they get to lick out the top and bottom of the ice cream container when it is finished.

After several days we considered calling the Coast Guard but then saw in ActiveCaptain that there is a small grocery store about a half mile from our spot here on the Rock Hall Town Dock. So off we went this morning with our insulated bag in hand. Jeff wanted to buy 3 cartons but fortunately I prevailed as we only have room in the freezers for two. Jeff suggested throwing some of the frozen vegetables overboard but I pointed out that we could go back just before we leave on Thursday or Friday. Being a single mom is sometimes difficult.

No sooner had we solved that impending disaster when the next one loomed. A couple of summers ago our friend Pat looked at us one beautiful day on the Castine Town Dock and said, "You've never heard of Damages?" She then loaned us her DVD's for season one of the show Damages with Glenn Close and we were hooked.

Several weeks ago we were on the town dock again with Pat and she said, "You've never seen Mad Men?" A couple days later she shows up with DVD's for season one of Mad Men. We started watching an episode each evening while we were in Northport. Well, last night we watched the last episode! Now we have to find season two. I'm not sure what sort of sick pusher our friend Pat is but next time I see her coming, I'm heading in the other direction.

6 comments:

jeffnick said...

We don't have a freezer so we don't 'store' icecream, but do buy it when it's available. We put what's left of the 1/2 gallon in the cooler and use it on our cereal the next morning. YUM!

Anonymous said...

I would hate to mention publicly how much we have spent on our freezer system so that it is capable of keeping Hagen Daz ice cream at or below zero degrees.

Dang those dogs are lucky!

Capt Wayne B

Susan said...

whew... sometimes life is scary!
Thank goodness, at least the ice cream emergency was solved!!

pwinter@opus3artists.com said...

I have season 2. Where can I send it? Season 3 is outstanding so far.

TakingPaws said...

Oh Pat, you're too nice. We're getting it from Amazon. It was quite good...

Matt said...

Be sure to check out Dexter as well. What a great show!