10/06/2006: "Slow load"
So, it seems like my site has been taking a lot longer than usual to load lately. And not just from my computer, but from other computers with different connections. Has anyone else noticed that? I don't think I have larger files sizes than usual posted or anything, it has me perplexed. Can anyone think of a reason why that might happen?
In other news, I'm having my boat hauled out of the water this afternoon so I can paint the bottom and change the zinc this weekend. I'm already starting to feel anxious about it. I'll be motoring it over to the the boat yard and the weather is not good. There I'll have to navigate between some pilings and between two big slings which have to go on either side of the keel. I'm sure I'll do fine, it's just that I've never had to do it alone so I don't have a lot of confidence in myself...yet.
I've posted this image before, but here's a picture of Rozinante the last time I had her hauled. Anyway, it's great having a boat but it has its down sides too. Wish me luck!
Oh yah, and I met another sailor yesterday...Brian (new faculty member) came and introduced himself and said he'd heard I was a good person to talk to about sailing here. He's looking to buy a 40 foot sailboat to live aboard and wants to get involved in the racing next summer. He seems very enthusiastic, so it looks like we will be getting a new addition to the fleet very soon.