Aboard Astraea

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And the best medicine for that is Sullivan time with Pappy and Nana Kraft
And the best medicine for that is Sullivan time with Pappy and Nana Kraft

A Working Vacation

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The happy Astraea family in the cockpit

The happy Astraea family in the cockpit

I’ll continue the story as we’re sailing back to Pier 32 Marina. I saw a very familiar destroyer heading out the channel, USS Momsen, my last ship. I called them on the VHF radio to wish them a safe voyage home after deployment.

See you later Momsen!

See you later Momsen!

When Mom and Dad came to visit they wanted to hang out with us and help with boat projects. Free labor is not a problem with me, so I gladly put them to work putting plugs in the window trim and stripping varnish.

Mom and Koku supervising Dad at work. Kind of like PennDOT.

Mom and Koku supervising Dad at work. Kind of like PennDOT.

They got all the plugs installed in the window trim, sanded down and stripped all the varnish from the entire cockpit. It’s amazing how good Astraea looks with those projects completed. Now all I need to do is bleach the stripped wood and put down fresh varnish.

Don’t think that all we did was work on boat projects! There was still plenty of time for baby cuddling and Grandson loving!

Sullivan helped me with my wiring projects by keeping track of my tools

Sullivan helped me with my wiring projects by keeping track of my tools

Three generations in the cockpit

Three generations in the cockpit

Sullivan showed us how tall he's getting

Sullivan showed us how tall he’s getting

And took some really good naps

And took some really good naps

 

While Pappy was getting a backache working on the boat

While Pappy was getting a backache working on the boat

And the best medicine for that is Sullivan time with Pappy and Nana Kraft

And the best medicine for that is Sullivan time with Pappy and Nana Kraft

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  1. It was wonderful to be able to spend this time with you … and wishing we were closer to help you to do more projects! Guess we’ll have to make more trips west! (No ulterior motives here, like more Sullivan times or union breaks!)

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