Originally Posted by Seaworthy Lass
A week has passed since you originally posted and I hope you have managed to catch up on some sleep now. Are the mozzies annoying you less too? (And sorry for hijacking that thread for a little bit, I am not good at resisting temptation LOL).
It sounds like lots of expensive work is being done (eg new sails
and rigging), so I imagine money
. On the upside this major work will mean you have a greater chance of less hassle later. And yep, boat work always takes much longer than expected - the rule
of thumb often repeated is that anything you think will take an hour will take a day, if you think it will take a day give it a week and for a week's task schedule a month. Saves a lot of frustration if you keep that in mind.
Anyway, hope you are on the water
soon and enjoying some well earned R&R
, no worries about the other thread I have been told I have a strange sense of humor
and almost always enjoy the drift in these threads. I still don't think vegemite is for me, but when I get to Oz I will try it at least once. I have adapted to my environment
better and the mozzies are less of an issue as I find myself wearing long pants more at least at the boatyard.
You know sometimes you just need to vent a little. It had been a long week -- visitors, working on the boat, watching work not getting done on the boat, folks back home emailing and asking why we are still in Puerto Rico
and not sailing yet. They just do not understand boats and sailing, most think we are completely insane and throwing our hard earned money
away. I think it all got the best of me! It is nice to have a place like this to share your worries and doubts with people who understand.
Work is progressing better this week. Everyone seems to be in agreement we will be back in the water
by the end of next week. Some parts
we have been waiting for are scheduled to arrive on Monday -- keep you fingers crossed
! The hubby and I have made good progress on the projects we have been doing, but have not gotten as much done as we wanted to while in Puerto Rico
. We have agreed that these projects can be done in some beautiful bay somewhere down island! After all I believe we have a whole damn hardware
store on board at this point!
Anyway, thanks for the thoughts, life is better. I get to spend the weekend cleaning
the truly disgusting spaces around our holding tanks
It appears some of our hoses have leaked in the past -- yikes!