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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

4 Days Home

In a few more days, we will be heading off for our 4 day weekend on our boat, our home. It has been about 5 weeks since we've slept overnight on the boat. With my travels, rudder cage problems, and such we've not been able to fully enjoy our home. Ugh.

The anticipation is palpable. Each day KJ asks, "are we going to the boat today daddy?" She can see the provisions starting to stack up around the apartment. I also want to ask if we are going to the boat today. I can't wait either.

The weather looks good. It should be in the mid 80s and there is only a 20% chance of rain on Saturday. The winds are predicted to be light most of the day. Our plans have us anchoring up in our favorite spot and staying put.

In addition to finishing off the provisioning, there are a few things that still need to be addressed. The first is remedying out dingy situation. The second revolves around our boom and mast.

We purchased a dingy about 3 weeks ago ... and, well, it was dingy. When it arrived it had a hole in it. From the shape of the hole, it looks like a fork lift arm ran into it. I'm sure Val will post the gory details of the episode along with pictures, but needless to say, the dingy is on its way back home and we are dingyless again. We enjoy having a dingy on the boat as it makes runs to shore so much more simple, so we may be picking up another dingy this Friday.

The other thing that we have to address is the boom on the main sail needs to be re-seated. It looks like it is sliding out a tiny bit, so on Friday we will push it back into its proper position.

We are 2 work days out from going aboard and sailing away mentally for a few days..... imagining the life of living aboard full time. We are all very excited and we can't wait be back on our rocking home.

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