I had a post-in-progress that I just hurriedly wrote a couple more sentences on and then published because this one needed to be written. We have been spending A LOT of money lately! After scrimping and saving and trying to buy as little as possible over the past few years, now it seems like we're going on this crazy spending spree.
|Joe and Rachael rowing in Glacier|
Bay in the old 10-foot Porte-Bote.
For example, toward the end of last year, we bit the bullet and bought a brand-new Porte-Bote to replace the old one that came with Kyrie. The foam on the seats was falling apart and the transom was torn up. All fixable and replaceable, but we got to thinking--our dinghy would be essentially our family car for the foreseeable future. Rather than fix the old one and then run the risk of it completely falling apart, or the motor conking out in the middle of nowhere, let's just get a new one while we have a regular income still coming in and know we're in good shape. We love our Porte-Bote. It's sturdy and stable and I love that it can be folded up and stored on deck when it won't be used for a long time. This one is a 12-footer, instead of our old 10-footer.
|It's our Bumblebee motor!|
What else? Parts for the watermaker, a new phone and data plan, spare parts galore, a few more books for the kids for school, warm weather clothes... Gee, I hope everything fits on Kyrie when we move back aboard. Moving back on our boat can't come soon enough. I've said it before and I will say it again, multiple times--it has been nice living in a house this winter, and it's been super convenient to be right here while we're clearing out the garage and getting the house on the market. However, we're getting a little bit too comfortable with the space. I can see more things creeping into the kids' rooms and on to the shelves in the dining room. I fervently hope we have a buyer for the house in the next month so we can finish up here, purge again and get back on Kyrie where we belong, and get all those new parts and pieces put where they belong so we get our show on the watery road!