Monday, October 22, 2012

Are we ready?

Well, it's getting down to it. Time to sail away and we are really getting excited about the plans that we have shaping up for the next several months.  Before we can cut loose from our mooring here in Luperon Storyville is demanding a little of our attention.  When we leave here our first planned stop in is Samana, along the east coast of the Dominican.  It will be a 24 hour trip and Storyville has been sitting here since July.  We've both been busy checking things off the list but Troy has been especially busy and deserves some kudos.  Just a few of his recent adventures:

  • Repaired the pump on the water maker
  • Installed the new Pro Charge Ultra batter charger
  • Installed the new Nature's Head toilet
  • Changed the oil in the main engine
  • Changed the oil in the generator
  • Tuned up and changed the oil in the dinghy motor
  • Fixed a pesky little salt water leak
  • Purchased fuel
  • Painted the engine room
  • Re-arranged his tool locker about 100 times
I'm sure I'm leaving out something, but it just makes me realize that Troy is doing so much to make living our dream into reality. And, he's a great singer and guitar player. We do have it pretty good.  In the words of my friend Donna:

Hmmmm...let me get this live on a big beautiful sailboat, you wake up when you just do and its always warm, you sail to fantastic destinations many off the touristy path and blessed with Gods hands, your wardrobe consists of shorts T's and swim suits, shoes are a second thought and you fall asleep every night in a faithful, loving, devoted, guitar playing, talented singers arms, and then you get to do it all over again every day...You my dear friend are the reason why I will believe in fairytales....blessingsxxxooo. ~Donna Lee

While this quote certainly describes much of our life, as you can tell, there is plenty of work to go around as well. I must agree though, we certainly are blessed to be living this adventure with each other!

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. ~Michael Leunig

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~Robert Heinlein

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks nice hope to be living down south when I get out of Afghanistan. ya'll have fun, and be safe, love Bubba