We have just over a week until we leave the States, we know that when we leave here we’re not dropping off the edge of the planet but we also know that products and parts are hell of a lot cheaper here than other countries.
We’re finalizing to-do lists, counting provisions and taking stock of spare parts. Lucky for us Grandma lives here and she has been such a huge help taking care of the kids and feeding us. We will never ever turn down a meal. The boat is a bomb and we are struggling to find suitable holding areas for gear.
So what is on this weeks to do list?
Need to buy:
- food grade storage buckets
- parts for the heater
- provisions – food, toiletries and cleaning products
- fun little activities (crafts) for the girls on those boring days
- lots of Baileys
Need to do:
- get the heater up and running
- paint spots on the deck
- get cabin organized for crew
- clean, clean, clean – we are starting to get mold everywhere again
- get our iphone up and running with the iridium GO
- shots for the baby
- meal plan
I’m sure there’s many more items for the lists but at the moment our brains are about to explode. We are on an emotional roller coaster. We’re excited to leave, sad to say goodbye to family, nervous about forgetting something and plain out exhausted.
Have you ever got that funny feeling in the pit of your stomach just before you go on vacation? You know that feeling of oh lordy I forgot to take my passport. It turns you into a deranged lunatic, packing and unpacking a thousand times. Well that’s us. We have lists here and lists there. We write down odd things (goggles, almond oil, filters) in odd places (table, head, whiteboard), if only we were organized enough to keep everything on one single piece of paper. Well if we did do that I’m sure Crew would eat it and then where would we be? Waiting for a baby to crap out our plans.
It will be a relief the day that we pull off from the dock. We will have do with what we have on board, if we forget something there’s always duct tape and prayers.