Greetings from the Cabin:
The leaves are mostly gone now. They were breathtaking several weeks ago but like life there will be another year and another season. The cycle repeats itself and will always be completed.
The sailboat (Silent Mistress) was put in storage this week. Another year working on her, but it still has not seen the water since I took possession of her around four years ago. I intend to put a small woodstove in her that I had fashioned out of a 20-gallon propane tank that was rusting behind the shed. A local machine shop took my crazy idea and made it happen. Thanks Al. The restoration is almost complete. It has been said that patience is a virtue, if so, I intend to be canonized.
I will be heading to Texas soon for the winter. The winter can be harsh and long here. In my younger years I relished the solitude and peacefulness. Now at age 71, they are just too long. When the snow reaches the windowsills, I will be fishing on a long Texas pier.
Soon I will be draining the water pipes and taking in the dock. The geese are moving their way South and a pair of loons sang a tremolo as they left the lake the other day.
Well dear friends, I will say farewell for now and I sincerely hope to hear from you sometime soon.
Hilton Everett Moore