As we get into what we think are small projects, they end up being a little larger than expected. The only real concern is that we are on a timeline and the project needs time to dry out. Therefore time is not on our side. (The keel has a large blister and this has a lot of water on it. Not completely sure where the water is coming from, so yeah...)
While Chuck was with the boys at a bachelor party, me and the kids worked our butts off at the boat. Dandy Haven Marina has continued to be absolutely amazing in helping us at the boat yard and providing assistance when needed (www.dandyhavenmarina.com). As we continue on this journey, I am growing leaps and bounds in my confidence. I am learning a lot about the boat, and also paying very close attention to what I can and cannot handle. There is a lot on this journey that is taking me to the edge of explosion (insert sarcastic, over dramatic laugh here), but I would rather be challenged each day than not. Also making sure to keep a very positive outlook because we need help, positives thoughts, and love to get this together in the next week. I do not know how this will happen, but I know we have to continue pressing on.
Thus far I have (this last weekend that is):
1. Removed a toilet ALL BY MYSELF
2. Removed hoses for two toilets (Gross, stinky, but I won)
3. Sanded the bottom of the boat (I have abs and shoulders to show for that) Also learned a ton about sanders
4. Removed rotted wood from the galley
5. Cleaned the shaft and replaced zinc
6. Scrubbed toilets and inside the engine room
7. Sold a lot of stuff! I didn't realize how much we had until I started really looking (A lot we have barely used to)
8. Emptied the water tanks
9. Realized how AMAZING this journey is that we are on.
I wonder what keeps them from having their own adventures??!?!?!?
On the list as we move forward (I'm sure I'll miss something)
- survey/ rigging inspection
- Custom sheets
- working with Scott Haley on the keel
- Finishing putting the bracket on from Howdy Bailey (www.howdybailey.com)
- Selling more items
- Chuck's father is down for the weekend to help and take items to storage
-Replacing inside panels
If nothing, I (we) hope you gain inspiration from our story to pursue your dreams. Life is not about the things you buy, but the experiences you get to have with the people you choose to surround yourself with.