Never know what day it is. Never know what time it is. Hygiene and health are questionable. What month is it? How the hell did we get here? What are we doing again? Whose idea was this? Running water would be nice. Or how about milk that stays cold? A vacuum to clean 4 shedding beings would be lovely. A cat who does not mistake our bed for her litter box possibly. Better yet, a house that is stable, where items stay in one place…where things only move when you move them.
The jokes we make about the life we signed up for are endless. The truth is, thus far, we would not have done it any other way. We would not have chosen a different boat, a bigger boat, or a newer boat. There is nothing else that we wish we would have done to out-fit or prepare Louise. Jimmy, Randy, and Tari Knew exactly what was important to have, and exactly what was not. The more you have, the more you have to fix when it breaks. Keep it old school my friends. It’s way cheaper, and way more rewarding. Life is just fine without a water maker. All you need is 20 gallons of water a week.
Living simply is a miracle in itself, and I would say we have gotten darn good at it. Making it to Mobile Bay was our first huge accomplishment. For two girls who never graduated college, this is how I imagine it feels. Why isn’t everyone calling me and sending me cards in the mail?!?! Maybe because I have no address. Reaching the gulf and seeing that first dolphin in Mobile Bay, might have been the most satisfying moment in 61 days and 1300 winding miles.