Saturday, June 5, 2010


So we have made it home safely. We came home to a wonderful surprise- our boat is in the water. A very close group of friends got together and put on a new engine and powerwashed the very dirty boat. Also had a nice bottle of wine and an appetizer tray waiting for our arrival!!
We were so amazed at the caring and loving friends that made this possible that once again we were both in tears. Thank you is just not enough. The card said they felt the best medicine for Jan is his boat in the water and that is so very true. We appreciate it more than I can say.

The ride home was uneventful thankfully- the new car now has 4500 miles and runs like a top. Unfortunately we didn't get to Dallas but hopefully we will see them soon- on our boat!!
Next week we are back to Ann Arbor - let's get this started - as the song says.
I will post more often, the last few days have been very difficult but we will make it through this much easier now that we are home to the greatest support system imagineable..I am now able to speak on the phone again without crying
Thanks and love to everyone.


  1. What an amazing gift. I don't know which friends did this, but what a fabulous testament to the friends you and Jan have been to so many for so long. Not so long, since you are both still 39 and all, but you get my meaning.

    Love love love to you both.


  2. I couldn't have said it any better than your friend, Patti. Love you - Kim