Whether we were ready or not, our anticipated box arrived and we took possession. Even though we were not able to bring Storyville over to the dock (because of our steering problems) we had to get this big box of stuff out to the boat. We managed to make a couple of dinghy trips, with help from George of Survival Anchorage and Rod on s/v It's Perfect. Of course, just as we were dinghying (spell check thinks that isn't a word, but I think it is!) all the "stuff" out to Storyville, the clouds rolled in and rain was threatening. Fortunately, we had just enough time to get everything (including the new deck box) out to the boat right before the rain started!
We have since moved Storyville over to a marina in the next bay by using our emergency tiller. That was an adventure that I was not looking forward to as we had to negotiate our way though a reef. Thanks to the help of our cruising buddies and of course, to Troy for putting it all together, we had an uneventful trip and now we know that our emergency steering system works.
The projects have officially begun aboard Storyville. We are working on installing the new watermaker, getting a swim platform and, or course, fixing the steering problems. Between all the work we are trying to have as much fun as we can. We took a whole day to do an island tour and I will have blog posts coming up about those adventures. I will be doing my first hash tomorrow (if you don't know what that is you will just have to wait for the blog post!). And there is a dinghy concert that we are looking forward to on Sunday.
It's hard to work with so much fun going on, but we are doing our best to balance it all out.