It is Christopher's birthday today so we called him early with best wishes.
The anchor light on the boat had burned out, it is at the top of the mast so I needed a ladder to change it. The marina didn't have one so I bought one at Lowes, after I changed the bulb which is about a 20 minute job, I called the manager at Lowes, explained I had only used the ladder to change a bulb and could I return the ladder paying a restocking charge. He told me to bring it by and they would do a complete refund, very nice of them I think. After the return of the ladder I went by West Marine to pick up a few things for the boat.
Marsha cooked a chicken and sausage gumbo and we had some friends, 2 couples, I grew up with in Puerto Rico come by for dinner on the boat we had a nice time eating gumbo, looking at old photos of us as kids and talking about those times in the 50's and early 60's. We had brought a Mardi Gras King cake from home so it made a nice dessert.