It's official, as I write to you tonight from our new home the S/V Sanibel. We are moved out of the rental house and living aboard. Although we had planned to be anchored in Charlotte Harbor this weekend, we have decided to stay on the dock at All American for a few more days. We'll push off on Monday and anchor in Charlotte Harbor for a month. The boat is not quite as organized as we would like, but that's ok, because we still have time.The majority of the push and purging is over, however, just in the few hours we've been on Sanibel we are finding more things to be purged.
My girlfriend, Melody and her daughter, Summer came to visit us last weekend. They helped me pack things up to take to the Goodwill and took a load to Sanibel. We had a nice time. Our neighbor, Monica helped me take furniture to the goodwill and a load to the boat. Everyone's help was much needed and greatly appreciated.
Daniel bought a one way plane ticket for February 19th. He'll stay on Sanibel with us for a week for so and then drive Jimi's truck to Sidney, Nebraska where a new job opportunity awaits him.
Molly is on the boat and doing exceptionally well. She's getting comfortable, sleeping, eating and exploring on occasion.
Things we could miss - a larger living space, regular hot showers, and TV.
I'll try to write again next week with a quick update.
A couple of weeks ago we tested the engine, the autopilot, the windlass, and the genoa sail on the canals. Here is a short video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55g_cnXsxVo
Lorie & Jimi