Living on the water for us is still a lot of LIFE! Yes, my mornings are AMAZING…
my favorite time of the day,
but in life you still have laundry, garbage, grocery shopping, etc. I still read aloud to Jonathan and we are on Book 2 of a new series called Adventurers Wanted.
Our plan to leave for the Bahamas in March was delayed as Rick was in the process of selling his company to a gentleman in St. Petersburg, FL. With that completed, we decided to bring a little change to our home by replacing the 15 yo carpet and outdoor furniture on the aft deck…morning…
and recovering our well-worn cushions in the bridge.
Now there is a new coziness in the bridge and aft deck.
Provisioning has been on my agenda for the last six weeks. I vacuum sealed most “boxed” items
and “filed” them in my indoor provision couches. These couches are amazing!
The freezer is full
and this small basket contains a variety of dehydrated veggies, soon to be rehydrated making 140 cups. Wow!!
My original refrigerator died and a new one stands in its place…ever wonder how to get a refrigerator off and another one on a boat?….challenging, but not impossible. Just put it through the window! 🙂
Rick has improved the power system of our boat by reducing the need for use of the generator while underway or at anchor by adding solar panels to the top of the boat and reducing energy consumption.
Our last few months here have been pretty uneventful. Jon continues with his experiments…starting a fire in a coconut with the use of his magnifying glass (not on the boat)
creating gifts for friends and their boats
repairing Grandaddy’s driftwood American Bittern’s beak with a stick and dremel
and surfing when the waves are just right.
Katherine has finished her schooling and has changed her hair to galaxy colors…I say close to sunrise colors…pink, blue and purple.
Richard is still faithful to his guitar time, electric and acoustic, and time at the beach with our friends.
David is still being productive and successful in creating and selling his wrapped wire jewelry.
first pair of earrings
and first symmetrical piece. Love it!
I put on my “Happy” hat, that is my grandmother name, and headed over to Marilee’s in March when Judah was due to be born. I enjoyed the pre-baby time with the family
especially, with Cristopher.
Though born a few days after his due date, he was not born late…God’s timing is perfect. Judah Gray was born on “Pi” day, 3/14, weighing 8lbs 6oz, 21″ and a full head of hair like his brother.
a joyful addition to the family!I even added him to the scrabble family tree at Grandaddy’s house…perfect fit!
and we found a new heart rock to add to their family collection.
For Resurrection Day, I crocheted some sand dollar coasters for our boat neighbors
and included the Legend of the Sand Dollar, a story about Jesus! GOD is so creative!!
A few unique boats have come in recently. The historical replica of the Nina…how did they cross the Atlantic Ocean in that?!?
and a replica of a condominium???
This is next on the agenda…If and when the LORD wills, we will travel south on the ICW to West Palm Beach area and when the weather is right, we will make the 60 mile crossing to the Bahamas!
Looking forward to what GOD has next!