Monday, September 1, 2014

Four Weeks and Counting

Well down to the last month before departure. Everyone asks if we are excited, "Uh Yeah!"   Our whole life is about to change drastically.  Im full of all kinds of emotions: excited, scared, anxious, happy, frankly emotionally exhausted.

The first week of October we will sail and anchor in Galveston somewhere and wait for the perfect weather window. Hopefully that will give us a little time to get calmed down and get more of a taste of what like will be like living anchored out. We will not have a car or a phone. We will have to dinghy to shore and walk to the store if we need supplies. 

No need to worry about Fairlane on board.  She  potties on the forward deck.  We just rinse her potty grass off. 

We have given our notice to the Marina. Steve will give his notice at work two weeks before October. Our cars are in the process of being sold. Transportation is a bit tricky. We might have to ask favors of friends or ride our bikes to where we need to go. 

We have requested a TIP (temporary import permit) which is regarded for Mexico. We will also need to get a Zarpe.  That is basically an exit form. Letting our first port' country know where we have come from. Oh and we have also requested fishing license from Mexico. 

We have copies of all important forms with them backed up on the computer and flash drives. We are taking two laptops and an ipad. One will be kept in watertight container for backup. We have a small portable printer, as well as 3 terabytes of back up storage for movies and music. 

I have bought silica gel packets and containers to put in our cabinets and with our electronic devices to help with the moisture we have been warned about. I have also started collecting things to trade with. I bought a case of toothbrushes that are individually wrapped and fishing hooks. A friend gave me a carton of cigarettes and some jeans. Lol I hope those are wanted for trade. When we go to remote islands the locals like to trade produce and lobsters for items. Not everyone trades but we thought it was a good idea to try and save some cash. 

Next Saturday is the big party to say good bye to everyone. I hope to see everyone there. Its Saturday, the 6th, at 7pm, Waterford Marina Pavilion.  

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