Let’s see – where am I? At sea on the NCL Jewel. Monday you read my whine about the cost of medications. Meanwhile, yesterday except for going to the Cruise Critic meeting, I spent most of my day in the cabin.

My attempt to fill in missing colors on the Fractured Clocks was singularly unsuccessful. My little LED light is hand held and while it helps, it certainly doesn’t cover enough space for me to want to take a chance on putting in the wrong color (which I did once already secondary to the wrong thread list.  So I settled for continuing on with black and dark navy because they were easy to count.  And all together accomplished less than 200 total stitches. Go figure.

But the highlight of the day was the behind the scenes tour. I won’t provide you pix of things like galleys and backstage, been there before.

But we went to the Laundry!

Its a location not on your normal ship’s tours. After all – who would be interested in 125kg load washing machines or 86 kg load dryers. Or larger. Steam presses in both flat and whole garment shape and operating around the clock. Folding machines – more than 1000 towels a day – or table cloth after table cloth into infinity.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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