R1- D3 – Katakolon

Which is the lovely little town in Greece that serves as the port and gateway to Olympia. I was here last year. It was where I had a chance to talk to a number of the shop keepers about Greece. Shop owners who were not at all reticent to explain that they were working, the government not so much. And certainly they had to pay taxes. And who did I think paid for all the improvements in the street, the sidewalks, the store fronts so as to make it attractive? Certainly not the government….

This is also the town with two small interesting, if not strange, small museums. The first alleges to be an historical museum of Greek Inventions. Doesn’t matter what it is, it was invented here first in Greece. Most likely decades to centuries before the rest of the world. It is small, fun and entertaining. Probably worth a few Euros the first time through, not a second. The other museum features musical instruments with much the same theme. If it is worth having, it was invented here….

I went for a stroll, I relaxed. Trying to balance out my frustration with the ship’s internet. That rogue wave that took out 12 windows in the Viking Crown lounge (Deck 11), soaked the carpet and trashed untold thousands of dollars of dishes and glassware apparently also did a number on the satellite antenna that handles comms. Internet stays up for a few minutes at a time, if it comes up. Frustrating to say the least.

Research not getting done. Email not being read or written, books not getting borrowed from various public libraries. Color me not a really happy bunny for the moment.

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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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