The stars say lie down

Yesterday our host and concierge Nancy gave us a lift to the Apple Store. We couldn’t get a genius appointment for all the things we need to deal with, but we figured we might be able to knock at least one thing off the list. The store is in an upscale mall, the likes of which we haven’t experienced in months.


The Apple girl who took care of us said this location at Aventura Mall is one of their flagship stores and it was more crowded than we’ve ever experienced.


Without an appointment we were afraid we’d have to wait for hours but we chose to just address a set of new earpods that weren’t working and we got them replaced in a short amount of time without having to wait for a genius. Nancy, meanwhile, hooked up with her next houseguest and they swung back to retrieve us at the Bloomingdales mall entrance. It was kind of a slow motion surgical strike.

Jeff was still at work when we got back to the house and we invited the women over for cocktail hour on Escape Velocity. Since we’re tied to the outpilings there’s no easy way to get from the dock to the boat. We’ve rigged a system whereby you board their boat from the dock, climb over to the swim platform, get into our dinghy which is tethered to both boats, then pull yourself over to EV. Never easy but always amusing.


This morning I awoke to the inevitable. I got Jack’s cold, despite my usual prevention methods of backbends, hydration and germ avoidance. I don’t feel too bad, but my energy level has dropped to about 1/4 tank. And there’s so much to do!

Today I’m staying aboard to run the watermaker and do some quiet computer business, or at least what I can without Internet access. Our friends have wifi but even though we’re right behind the house I can’t seem to get the boat connected. Jack took off to West Marine for a circuit breaker and to Walgreens for more DayQuil. Izzy and I are just going to chill here on a quiet Tuesday.

I’ve been able to do some yoga on the foredeck these last couple of days. It’s a good start to the day and should help me shake this cold quickly.



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5 Responses to The stars say lie down

  1. Anita

    Marce, feel better. What some people will do to get a drink…

  2. TomG from Sag Harbor

    Feel better soon! Sounds like you’re doing everything right, so just sending good wishes your way.

  3. Sorry about your cold. Maybe my electrons passed mine on… I am now coming back up and we leave for Germany in the morning. One great cold remedy a pharmacist put me onto is the only FDA approved cold remedy that has been double blind tested as effective in defeating colds. But you have to take it early in the cycle — best when you first feel the tickle in the throat. It is COLD-EEZE sold over the counter at most good pharmacies. Uses a Zinc lozenge (we like the natural cherry flavor) to coat membranes in the back of the throat as you slowly suck it. You get 18 in a box. It is Homeopathic. Results of success were in clinical double blind placebo studies at Cleveland Clinic, Dartmouth College – all published in peer reviewed journals. See more at We do not cruise without them,

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