Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Enjoying the sun


      I just had to do a couple of pictures on here today--partly because I seem to forget to post pictures, and mostly because these just epitomize my kids and how they have adjusted to boat life already!
Levi decided it was too nice a day to be cooped up inside
even if he did have math work still to finish!

And Rachael decided to grab one of her
books and follow suit.

      This is one of those days that make me glad to live on a boat, especially after those stormy days we had last week! It also frankly makes me long for the days ahead when we will be in warmer waters, not tied to a dock, but hopefully bobbing at anchor. We're hoping for that to happen in about a year and a half, but it all depends on work and how much we can put into the cruising kitty in the interim. 
     I'm beginning to wonder what I can do to step up my writing and blogging game to help contribute so Joe doesn't feel like the burden of earning is all on him. I know I don't have a ton of readers yet, but for those are reading this, I would love any suggestions on improving readability, aside from the obvious of writing more often! :)

Monday, March 14, 2016

We survived!

     Yes, I feel like that is an appropriate title! The Northwest received two big windstorms this past week--one that hit Thursday morning and one yesterday (Sunday). You can read a bit about the one Thursday here. That one was crazy for us mainly because we somehow were not prepared for it. We heard about high winds coming to the Seattle area, but somehow we missed the memo that it was coming to our area as well. As it was, Joe and I were awake periodically from about 1 am to 4 am, when one of our docklines broke because of the storm surge!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Here comes number three!

    Storm number three for the week is settling in around here. Figures, since my parents are coming to visit this weekend... The one upshot is that it gives me an excuse to not drag the--um, what can I nicely call it? That lovely device that cleans out our holding tank? Anyway, it's too windy for me to have any desire to haul that thing over here and suck out the tank.
     In the meantime, these windstorms are doing one thing--helping us get used to this rock n roll life known as living on a boat. Kyrie does do some rocking in this wind, but nothing like some of the other boats. It's amazing to me how quickly this has become normal. I remember other times being out on Shiva and after we hit dry land again, it felt like everything was moving. Not anymore! Even now, looking out the windows and seeing how everything is moving doesn't bother me. As a matter of fact, I'm sitting here on my bed, watching all the boats bouncing up and down, knowing Kyrie is doing the same thing and I feel fine! In the past, I have had some seasickness to deal with, and that made me nervous, going into living on a boat. I'm sure there will still be plenty of options while underway somewhere for the queasiness to set in, but I'm glad my system is off to a good start adjusting. The kids all seem to be dealing with the motion fine, and even Desi, who frankly I was the most worried about, doesn't seem to mind!
       Hopefully this storm will blow itself out soon. I'll have to go double check the dock lines, just to make sure they haven't loosened at all.