Finally, the Rock has returned to…
No, sorry wrong show. I suppose my first non-tv week is catching up with me a bit.
…Yes, as that would imply, we are now at the marina! Tuesday went about as smoothly as it could be expected. Of course, this is coming from the person that wasn’t on the boat for the trip. As I’m the one with the driver’s license, I’m the one that got to taxi the kids and the car over to the marina as we waited for it to arrive. It did give me a little more time to visit with Skip and Ginny. (I know I’ve mentioned them, but for those new to my adventures, they’re the people we got the boat from. They are 2 of the sweetest people you’d ever want to meet. I hope they’re doing well on their adventure to Arizona, and hope one day to meet up with them and see their place in Jamaica.)
This week’s main adventure has been working on getting basic amenities. We accomplished getting a hose (to bring water to the boat), and got an electric cord (though we need an adapter or some such to make it usable) and we got a propane hose to be able to set up the grill (if we can figure out how to mount the grill).
Basically, we’re doing the most basic form of camping at this point. we have a roof over our heads, and that’s about it. It’s not the kind of thing most people would want to do, that’s for sure.
On the other side of the coin, we’ve met a good number of our neighbors. Everyone’s been so nice to us… (So, there’s no need to come down here to beat them up, though you could come down to visit and get pictures *wink, wink*)
We have much (MUCH) more that needs to be done to really have the feeling of going from ‘camping’ to ‘home, sweet home’, but we’re decidedly on our way. It won’t be much longer till I won’t even be able to remember what it was like to live in a house and especially somewhere without palm trees.
I had totally meant to get several pictures around the marina, to really try to give a feel for what it’s like to live here, and why we’re doing this. Alas, just trying to get situated has really been the focus of the week.