Life with Toby is never dull. We can start off on some simple day and it can turn into a real adventure. Some people may think we are the Bad Luck Baggetts, but during the time of an adventure, I don't really consider things bad luck - more like obstacles to overcome. Usually when we have had one of those "if it could go wrong, it did" days, I turn to Toby and say, "You are always a fun date!"
Saturday was one of those days. After spending most of the morning getting ready for Jesse's birthday party, we packed up the catamaran and kayaks for the lake. We put the cat in the water about 4 PM. Bo and Shay were the first to sail. They made it to the middle of the lake before flipping the catamaran over. Toby jumped in one kayak, and Jesse and Lindz took the other kayak to paddle out and check on the guys. Bo and Shay were okay, but it was an ordeal to get the catamaran turned upright. When they finally got it going, they went about 200 yards and flipped it again. This time they broke some important ropes and had to be towed to shore by a friendly boater. By then it was 6 PM, and we packed it up and headed home. All the time they were out working on the catamaran, I was watching kids and dogs play in the shallow water. The kids and dogs had a great time; the sailors not so much.
Once back at the house things went a bit better. We boiled shrimp, craw-dads, sausage, corn-on-the-cob, and potatoes. The crayfish were not so great (I need Cajun lessons) and we had lots of 'em. I had watermelon and peach pie for dessert - I do make the best peach pie. A few beers and daiquiris out on the new patio, and all was well. It really was a fun birthday for Jesse. The sailing could have gone better, but such is life.