Yesterday while at Lake Worth we visited with Susan and Ben Berzin, friends from NJ who have their winter home here. Ben was a client of Peter's, as was Susan, and Susan and I worked together for a spell until she wisely left the world of high finance. Ben is still working because Susan makes him. Someday the 4 of us may become RVers together. If Ben ever stops working.
We spent a lot of the day trying to solve my computer issues which I have now concluded boil down to the fact that Windows 8 is so new there are no drivers for it yet. We also ate and drank a fair amount.
This is Peter's new hobby. If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.
There is a book by Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows, that we gave our granddaughter on the occasion of her birth. It contains a dialogue that captures the essence of why we are doing what we are doing:
"This has been a wonderful day! said he, as the Rat shoved off and took to the sculls again.
"Do you know, I've never been in a boat before in all my life."
"What? cried the Rat, open-mouthed: "Never been in a-you never-well I-what have you been doing, then?"
"Is it so nice as all that? asked the Mole shyly, though he was quite prepared to believe it as he leant back in his seat and surveyed the cushions, the oars, the rowlocks, and all the fascinating fittings, and felt the boat sway lightly under him.
"Nice? It's the ONLY thing" said the Water Rat solemnly,as he leant forward for his stroke.
"Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING--absolutely nothing--half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
We consider ourselves fortunate that we "get" the Water Rat.