...varnishing with my daughter
At the end of an exhausting day, running around taking care of everything imaginable boat-wise prior to Valentine's Day, and seeing off several of my gondoliers as they took out passengers, my daughter jumped in and helped me with my final task for the day: varnishing the scallops on some floorboards.
They say that often it's the little things that end up making us happy,
and this was definitely the case tonight.
For me tonight, happiness was varnishing with my daughter.