The good news Sunday evening was that Tim Woodhouse (pictured after winning the Ida Lewis Distance Race last year) owner of Hood Sails and the high performance racing machine Rumours finally came home from the hospital after round one of his bout with Cancer. We knew Tim wasn't quite himself all spring and summer, but his bout with Leukemia came quickly and suddenly. Sailing one week, in the hospital the next. This was the first time that I had a good friend who was seriously sick, and it is an odd situation because you want to know how they are doing without bothering their family. The crew of Rumours tried to keep each other informed and we got the first good news beginning of last week when his high fever finally broke.
We kept Rumours going for a few weeks, hoping Tim would make a quick return, but put her to bed two weeks ago. Sounds like it is time to wake her out of her slumber and go sailing this Tuesday as Tim wants to get back out on the water. We have arranged for a RIB to follow just in case and I look forward to seeing Uncle Woody back in his element although I am sure he won't be quite the same. All in all, this news made my weekend.