Seems the closer we get to leaving, the more we have to get done, the less time that is available and consequently the stress increases. In reality, we could hop on our boat right now and leave and we would be just fine, but our ‘to do’ list is quite long and getting longer! And we are ping-ponging back and forth between the house and the boat and though we are making progress, it is sometimes difficult to see the progress while you are in the middle of the mess! It was a messy, glorious week! Continue reading “Week 7: The Terror!!”
Do not have anything in your pocket while working on the boat that you don’t want to lose.
Turn off the water when you are done using it.
This would seem to be self evident. If you are brushing your teeth in the morning, make sure you turn off the water when you are done. Or doing the dishes. Or cleaning the bathroom. We have a seventy gallon tank of water on the boat and over the past three days we have had to fill it three times. We are not taking showers on the boat (we are at a dock) nor are we drinking an excessive amount or even using that much for dishes. Nope. What has happened is a series of morning when someone (male, 12 years old) leaves the water on and then we depart the boat. To come back to an empty tank. The first time we thought we had sprung a leak and pulled up all our boards and looked in all our lockers for the seventy gallons of water. Nothing. Second time, he who did the deed fessed up to the action. Third time was she who must be obeyed after cleaning the bathroom. No more!
Editors note: We are really backlogged on getting information out. This is a review of activities from 2-9 April. More to follow…
The focus now is shifting, quite dramatically, from the house to the boat. Our main effort is to get the boat ready for the trip and when we have a chance, or weather doesn’t cooperate, we work on the house. We have had a huge load lifted off of us with the offer on the house and other than a couple of small things that need to be addressed we can now work on our next home.
We are opening up our boat to everyone in the local area who are interested in taking a look at where we will be living for the next year. Saturday, April 22nd from 12-4pm. The boat is located at Herrington Harbor North in Deale MD. The address is 389 Deale Road
Tracey’s Landing, Maryland 20779
When you turn in the entrance of the marina, follow the paved road all the way to the marina office. You will see the rows marked on signed. We are at Dock G which is close to the marina office.
The boat is at the end (T-head) of Dock G. Walk all the way to the end of the dock and our boat will be the last thing you get to before you fall into the water
Apologize for the long time between posts, but we have been prepping for and now are out on our shakedown cruse. Matter of fact, Im’ writing this as we move through the water from Herrington Harbor North to St Michaels. Loving hot spots!!!
We make progress, but it seems like there is a whole bunch of work to get done and time is ticking. We are 30 days out from closing on our house and leaving on our boat and our boat just got put in the water this week! To review: Continue reading “Week four of Prep: We Launch and we Purge”