The past few months I’ve thought many times about updating our blog but it just didn’t get done. Our days were full of work and play and growing the crew; cycling with kids in the trailer, visiting yard sales for kids clothes and other treasures and of course the never ending boat projects to get us ready to move again. Jack also helped a friend with a remodeling project for a few of the weeks.
It’s 5am Saturday April 27, 2013 and I’m up making Starbucks French Roast coffee in our french press. Great way to start the day. We will be pushing off the dock and starting the trek north in a couple of hours, I’m getting excited! The bicycles, bicycle trailer and double jog stroller are nicely packed in the closet, the fridge and freezer and every available storage space are full of food and everything is stowed away for the sail. Our summer and fall plans are as follows: Edisto Island and Charleston SC, Washington DC in the late spring, New England in the hot summer, NYC in the fall then back south to FL. How the summer of sailing goes will determine our next seasons sailing plans. Stay tuned!
I’ve been working hard on provisioning the past few weeks. Made a trip to the butcher to fill the freezer. I liken packing our 3.5 cubic foot top-load freezer to playing the Tetris game in my childhood (the game where different shaped blocks fall from the top of the screen and you have to rotate and move them to build a wall with no holes). I use every available space in our freezer and pack things as tightly as possible. I’ve even gone so far as to mold and freeze hamburger in unique shapes to make it fit better.
We have visited numerous yard sales during our time here to be sure the kids have plenty of clothes in current and upcoming season appropriate sizes. Jack and I are hoping to stay the same size so no future clothes size planning was needed there, whew, one less thing to plan for. We also made a “pack the car to the gills” stop at Trader Joes in Gainesville FL on the way home from a road trip to MS.
I will update the blog as we have internet and interesting stories to share. Hopefully our next blog entry will be pictures of the huge fish we catch!