We three are preparing for our first night on Fast Eddie, our little new-to-us sailboat. Tonight after meeting our marina friends for dinner and drinks at our marina pub, my husband, pooch and I will slumber again among the water, wind, and sailboat whistles that often sing at night. Can't wait. The heater is ready, I've been told to bring the extra sleeping bag, and I'll have to find my winter slippers (it's still cold outside). This is what we've wanted - to be in a home that provides a place for family and friends along with a place for us to escape to. I feel very lucky tonight, and am thankful for the blessings I've been given.