Sunday, August 24, 2014

I think Ill follow the advice from a Sea Turtle

Well the boom gallo is installed. Now we will wait for the canvas to get made for the cover along with the sails to come back. Not too much left on the list of todos. Mostly buying back up items and he has a few odds and end things but nothing big. I still need to contact the phone company to let them know we want to turn off our service in October. Uggg. No phone!  Lol. Im doing it all by choice but its still going to be difficult. I have been practicing leaving my phone behind. Its getting a little easier. Maybe Ill try turning it off for several hours a day. We shall see. 

What inside looks like during this installation

Steve' tool bags 

What Steve looks like when he is done 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lists After Lists

Not a lot to blog about this week. Going down the list of to dos. We both have gotten our yellow fever and tetanus vaccinations. The JIB sails are at the seamstress to have a foot rope put on them. The Boom Gallo is still at the welders. Address changes are in process of being done. Notice to Marina has been given. I copied my address book for my daughter to keep. I made sure everyone had each others contact information. Provision lists have been made and prices out.  Lists after lists are being made 

Two more weeks of the television and then its coming down. Thats been a big discussion around here. We decided to just go without a TV. It takes up space and I would really like to stop that habit along with the phones. We will be able to find internet where we go and that will be enough to correspond with family and friends and we can catch up on the news. We have two laptops  and  an ipad. That should be plenty.   I really want to get rid of my phone and television addictions.  Im actually looking forward to sending handwritten letters and post cards.  I also want to get out and explore the new places we go. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

What Happen to Sunday Blog Days?

What happened to my Sunday Blog Day!?  I am running out of things to tell you because we are still in the waiting mode. The things that remain on our todo list  are there mostly because they are things to do right before we leave. 

Steve is still in the process of refitting the boom gallo. Its with the welder. The fabric for the new Bimini has been ordered.  

There is a farewell party date set to send off our Neighbors who are headed to the East side of the Caribbean and ourselves, whom of course always go the opposite way of most, is headed to the west side of the Caribbean. We hope to see everyone there. 

Saturday, September 6th @ the Waterford's Pavilion around 7pm (potluck style). 

The subject came up with friends the other day about how will they know when we leave and when we have arrived safely. We are giving up our phones in October and we are not taking one of those Spot devices. But we do have an AIS device that you can track us on. Here is the website for that and you will have to search for our boat Saga Sea. You will be able to see where we were when we last turned it on.

Of course we have a key person dedicated to be our person to call if we pull our emergency device. She will call our family. My daughter will have a copy of my address book and my passwords to the Blog and my Facebook to notify people of any event. I believe I have covered all the bases in case something goes terribly wrong. I think I am more prepared than most people and we all risk our lives daily getting on the road. 

I believe we have decided to wait for the northern front anchored in Galveston. That will give us sometime to get adjusted to living at anchor and traveling by dinghy.   That should be interesting. 

The only pictures I have to post this time are from my last White Linen night in the Heights.