I sit here in my crowded room struggling to focus on a long to-do list so our lives will be ready for living off the grid. The digital age is a steep learning curve, especially since just as I learn the “how to”, it all changes! I am really looking forward to living in at 4kts…but it is hard work getting there, and I am struggling with the winter blues. To give myself motivation, Ken and I visited our boat yesterday along with our friend, Jack, and his sweet dog. We made a to-do list, and with help from Jack and another friend from the boatyard, Haven Harbour in Rock Hall, MD, we figured out a puzzling issue with our mainsail. It seems that “someone” loosened the mainsail halyard, which resulted in it not furling correctly…Harmony has a roller furled that furls into the mast. Check one item off the list! Then we had a late lunch at one of our favorite restaurants on the Eastern Shore…Fords. I had delicious crabbed-filled mushroom caps and a bowl of hot crab soup. That lifted my mood 🙂 … and Ken had a chicken dish with enough leftovers for 2 more meals, and the sandwich Jack ate–well, he had leftovers galore. Excellent food, large portions, and great service keeps us coming back. As we were leaving I felt a bit sad that once we are living on the boat it will be hard to get to Fords since we won’t have our car with us, and it is a bit far to go by bicycle from Rock Hall unless we make it an all day outing. I can recall winter racing on the Severn in my youth, but these days this is as close as I ever want to get to winter sailing!