Gee whiz, I forgot the best part!
Cat and Carl were married on Catina II, and as a treat for the wedding guests, Cat took the controls for the first time for a little run around the harbor.
She was used to the older, slower boat, and so when pulling away from the dock, everyone had to hold on to the railings and Laki threw up immediately.
Carl said that boat took off like a JetSki away from the dock, and Laki has decided she will never, ever set foot on a boat EVER again. Cat said her honeymoon was wonderful, and they extended it for two more nights.
Now Cat, Carl, Papa, and the crew are out on sea trials. They've had some calibration problems with the fishfinder and the weather radar thingy, but that was fixed. So far, so good!
Cat loves being married, and apparently Carl's none the worse for the wear from being married either. She said, "I used to think of my engagement ring being the most beautiful ring I could ever have, but now it is second. My wedding ring is more beautiful to me now."
Carl chose to be married in traditional Romanian clothes with the tunic and all. He said he was shaking when he put the wedding band on her finger, and he said he couldn't believe such a nerdy misfit as he could have such a wife as Cat. He's not a nerdy misfit; people his and Cat's age don't appreciate a fine young man as he is, who loves his mother, is a stellar student, and makes beautiful birdhouses and birdfeeders. His Mom sells them at a flea market on weekends to make extra money.
Danggitall, I miss them terribly.
Adopt a kitty and save nine lives.