The trees are turning color and there’s been a frost on the grass this morning so, it’s time to head south again.
It sounds romantic, just hop on a sailboat and sail off to tropical islands but to accomplish a dream like this, it takes lots of attention to details…everything is in the details. Just like when we are on the Snow Goose I have to make lists to ensure that all of the details get done. Well, when leaving Michigan it’s just the same.
|Winterizing the well|
We must winterizing the house, the barn, the cars, boats, finishing projects around the rental houses, our house. Wrap up the last contracting job and help out friends with last minutes things that they need done. Endless decisions about what to bring and of course, even more important, what to leave behind. Is Edie’s stuff ready to go: her shots, pills, a fresh hair cut. If we plan to go to the Bahamas, did we send away for the correct forms? Seeing friends, and family before we leave and taking care of social engagements. When it’s a month before it’s time to leave it seems like there’s plenty of time to get everything done yet, now with the departure only 4 days away, I realize that I’ve still a LOT of stuff to do! The long and short of it is that “living the dream” can, at times, be a reoccurring nightmare.
Next stop New York City, see ya there.
|Now, doesn't this look like fun?|
This year, I hope to bring you blogs that try to catch the feeling of what it’s like to be a live aboard sailor as we travel this winter. If you have any ideas or questions that you’d like to express, toss them in and I’ll see what I can do to answer them.