The sunset today as we anchored
off Galveston, TX
was a nice surprise with that ship positioned just so.
I was busy this evening.
I had to make a cake.
Well, I didn't actually make the cake.
My wife makes cakes.
I took the powder from a Betty Crocker box
added water, eggs and oil and mixed it until I got bored doing so.
One of our crew,
a member of our dysfunctional family
here on the tug will be leaving us tomorrow.
That's good and bad.
Good, because Mike is getting a promotion of sorts
so he'll be sailing with another dysfunctional family for the time being
on another boat.
Bad because, Mike is the guy who cooks the most on here.
I've been on this boat a little over 3 years
and Mike was here when I walked on board.
At times you want to strangle him
but mostly he has been nothing but a big help to me,
and a nicer guy would be hard to find.
So I thought I'd make him a farewell cake.
The message is short and to the point.
I would have written "Good Luck Mike" on the cake
but I didn't have enough M&M's on board,
so I went to plan B.
It came out moist and delicious
just like Betty says it will.
I wouldn't recommend the Goldfish.