Counting down the days. Quitting one of two jobs in need of time. Time to become sailors again. Time to for this unkept, lived in home to transform back into an ocean traveler. Ocean traveler? Yes. Funny to think we haven’t technically made it to the ocean yet. I like to call the Gulf of Mexico an ocean, all though I know it isn’t. Sure feels like it though. Same thing right?
Bimini frame installed. Shade for our sun damaged skin, eyes, and freckles on it’s way. Hairy, moldy, stinky cushions removed and professionally cleaned. Being able to breath again is truly lovely. New foam mattress for the bedroom being cut. No more stale cat urine lingering while we sleep. Louise’s undercarriage will be scrubbed by a diver. Bye bye algae, barnacles, and miscellaneous creatures we have accumulated while at dock. 75 watt solar panel on it’s way. Not to mention a date with some new Simrad electronics that will hopefully take us to Belize after plugging in a compass course.
We have some really exciting projects, and additions that are going to make life for Katie and I significantly more comfortable. Our time in Fort Myers is coming to an end. All though it will still be several weeks before we leave, it’s amazing how my attitude has changed knowing that this trip is about to begin again. I feel like a little kid. Terrified, thrilled, giddy. I am proud that we have followed through with our vague plan thus far. At this point the amount of time and money we have invested in Louise – there is no turning back. Here we go. I will keep you posted on what we are working on, and our plan of action. Stay tuned.