Friday, June 15, 2012


Today we leave the dock for three months on the boat (picture of INTREPID, below) and I’m in my usual grumbling stage: I’m cranky about the cold weather, about the two few spaces to store provisions, about climbing on and off the boat and up and down steep stairs, about the concentration of odors (some not so nice), about the too-small bed, about the lack of a desk to write on and about the lousy Internet reception.  Did I mention I’m chilly all the time?

You get the drift.  If my husband didn’t look forward to summer on the boat so much, I’d be warm and comfy at my desk at home right now.  I’ve told you about all the fabulous adventures we’ve had on our boat, so I’m not asking for pity.  Okay, maybe a little commiseration.  Mostly, I’m curious.  Tell me, what is it you do (or have done) for your sweet significant other, on a regular basis, that fits in the realm of sacrifice?  Must involve long-duration out-of-comfort-zone.  Name that sacrifice!

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Josie said...

Gosh, Rolynn, I'm at a loss. I guess I'm "sacrificing" on a daily basis, but after 37 years, I guess it's understandable.

Your boat looks fabulous, BTW. Enjoy!

Mona Risk said...

Rolynn I understand you. My husband loves to travel. He can't stay in place long. When he worked he traveled 50% of the time for a business, and I stayed home alone to take care of the children. For twenty-five years I coped with the loneliness, the sickness and the problems of the kids, the natural disasters, storms, blizzard, and leaks... Yes I understand you.

morgan said...

You are a dear to understand to be so understanding. As a newlywed, I am hard pressed to say I put up with much. Because of his job, he brings work home and often works through the weekend, but I write when he does it is hard to call it a scarifice.

Rolynn Anderson said...

Yes, Josie, couples sacrifice for each other on a daily's weird for me because the four-month boat thing is definitely HIS and the eight-month CA thing is both of ours.

Mona's story is a bit more like mine in that if our husbands didn't have their 'time,' they'd probably be hard to live with. I can imagine your tongue-biting with what you went through.

Morgan, I can identify. When Steve's working on a boat thing, I try to keep writing. The expletives are a distraction, but I can live with the lively language as I formulate dialogue, :-)