Rainy Days and Saturdays

Well it has been a while and we have been busy.  John has been making great meals on our grill. And don’t he look handsome doing it!

We have also been doing boat chores.  I installed some new bags to hold our lines.  John installed our can crusher and our new Outland Hatch Covers.  They cover the hatches, block the sun and make it so much cooler in the cabins.  (I like that it makes it dark so I can sleep late!)  Check them out at outlandhatchcovers.com.  It took all of 3 days to get them after we placed the order.

Just so you can not say the Ferrell’s are all work and no play we have also had some pool time.


We did take a trip to Bonnie and Richard’s in Boonville NC to obtain our new licenses and I got in a little kitty love time.  My lap, 2 kitties……..sigh……..love me some Charlie and Wesley.

And back to the title of the post today is Saturday and we are having some big time rain.  We even have a little “river” going down the top of the boat.

We are to move the boat on Monday to Portsmouth Boating Center to start the engine  and fiberglass work we need done.  I hope it stops by then.  Is there a go away rain dance I can do?

So yesterday was “Mike” day.  We went to see Mike at Portsmouth Boating Center to schedule the haul out, bottom paint and removing of unwanted thru hulls.  Then we went to Norfolk to see Mike at S&S Marine, He built our hard top and dingy davits, for some special sized clamps for our grill assembly.  Then we saw Mike at Horizon Marine to order and schedule our new engine install.  It appears we will have that all done the end of July.

Today we went to a party here at Tidewater Yacht to support Folds of Honor.  We had great food, great music and lots of fun.

What I have learned living aboard for one week

So we have been living aboard for about one week and I have learned the following:

  1. I still have way to much stuff!  We sold our house and I thought I had gotten rid of all the stuff I did not need……I was wrong. (that does not happen very often, just ask John)  As we have started going through the boxes of our life, we are getting rid of more and more.
  2. We don’t miss a TV.  We had planned to get a smallish one to watch shows while we are in the marina and then movies later when we would have down time.  I have not missed it and Big Brother is on……….wow, would not have thought that.  We will most likely still get one.  I know, I know, but we will.
  3. If something can go wrong it will.  As you may know we have 2 engines and we replaced one not long after we got the boat.  We had hoped to make at least one season on the old one.  We plan and God laughs.  We moved our boat to pump out the holding tank and coming back we heard a clunk.  John checked and it is appears to be the transmission.  Well at least we will have 2 brand new engines for our trip.
  4. Dinner cooked by us on the boat is better than any meal in a restaurant.  After 2 months of hotel living it is nice to eat our own food.
  5. A beer had on your own boat is the best!

We had some very fresh tomatoes with a big THANKS to Aunt Rita for that cool tomato only knife.  We got it as a gift from her a long long time ago and her words were to use only on tomatoes and never wash it in the dishwasher.  We have followed her advice.  Big shout out to Aunt Rita as she would be 100 this year.  We miss her and her pecan divinity.

We enjoyed a great 4th of July holiday and watched the fireworks from in front of our boat.  They looked cool reflecting off the water of an open slip in front of us.

Now this morning we have some rain.  Will be looking for some leaks.