mom & i headed to the boat last night. there's always lots of work to be done to prep the boat for another season in lake champlain, and i have to be sure to put in enough work to earn my invitation for some sweet summer sailing adventures. i'd say i have a few more hours of work to go (wouldn't you, dad?) before i've earned my keep as crew, but this was a good start. it was a splendid mild evening, with a bright sun setting over the bay. mom & i worked away and then enjoyed a picnic on the bow, twelve feet in the air! the sun was setting over the lake & the adirondacks as we drove home, and i was reminded again just how special summer in vermont is.