Saturday, August 1, 2015

Move day 1--done.

After waking at 4:30 and spending 11hrs on the road (with lots of stops), we are about halfway to our new home.  We had a few stops to get the paddle board strapped on correctly and we are all struggling with driving below 65mph with the trailer, but we are getting there!  Knoxville, TN is our stop for tonight.  Can't wait to get there and stop eating a ton of junk food!!!

Ready to go

After a fairly stressful few weeks of boat maintenance, household goods shipments, work, school, cleaning, and packing, we are ready to leave.  Sort of.  We are really going to miss this place and the people we've met!

Katreina spent last night with her friends for an epic art/farewell party.  I can't thank moms Melissa and Heather enough!

I was up early today to start the final purge and cleaning fest.  It was worth it--sunrise was beautiful and final packing went well.  

Monday, July 27, 2015

The raft is back!

A tiny victory today--we got the life raft back from Vane Brothers!  We even had a little fun with some of the expired contents.

Now we have lots of non-boat prep to do before the move, but at least we got that major bit over with!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Mount up!

Well, today we busted out some chores!  Frank's main job was to mount the life raft rack.  That took some dock consultation and measuring about 40 times before drilling, cutting, sanding, shimming, drilling...  I cleaned a nettle net, repaired and packed Legos, packed up fish we got from one neighbor to share with others, cleaned a bit, and eventually took the kids to the pool for a bit.  In the end, the rack was mounted, the kids had fun, and we had a nice dinner of grilled rockfish.  It was a good day.