My wife and I bought our boat back in September of 2012 and have been toiling away ever since. As with any boat, the project
list is unending, but as of this past weekend I finally feel like we have overcome neglect of someone who clearly held a different opinion of "nice" than I do. She looks like a completely different boat, and IMHO is the prettiest in the marina. Now we just have to keep her that way!
To celebrate, we are going to spend our first few nights aboard. We'll shove off the morning of the 4th and not return to the slip until the evening of the 7th. Obviously to the seasoned cruisers and liveaboards such a thing isn't even worth mentioning, but to us this is yet another step toward the ultimate goal.
In our time together we've done a great deal of camping and have traveled coast to coast in the car, so we are quite used to tight quarters and non-luxurious living. I am sure, however, that staying on the boat will present new challenges and learning
opportunities and I simply cannot put into words how excited I am.
I haven't felt this antsy or looked forward to a trip this much in a very long time. The weather
looks like it will be beyond perfect and as long as we survive the drunken powerboaters zipping around after the fireworks it will be great (fingers crossed).
My apologies for a post that doesn't have much merit, but I had to share my excitement somewhere and thought this was a place in which some might relate.