We are making the transition from house to boat. And, it’s a lengthy process. The house is up for sale, but we still have a few nooks and crannies with stuff to clear out. This week we came home on Monday night and have been busy working on processing.
Our worse location left in the house is the garage which has been stock full of junk and furniture we either want to keep, sell, or giveaway. We also had all the usual garage junk on the extremities. This week I did pickup truck loads to Goodwill, recycling, dump, storage, and the hazardous waste dump. I got all the oils, old paint, paint thinners, anti-freeze, and other stuff you can’t dump at the landfill. I was surprised and alarmed how much “hazardous” materials we had out there. Thank goodness no one lit a match! We also processed most of the stuff in the attic and the last remaining closet (I think). Anyway, lots of progress, but still more left to do next week.
Also this week, I continued to process our digital media library. My friend Andy has been helping me acquire our new computer network for the boat. We started experimenting with the new stuff and testing it with the media. Karen has been working on final selection of our travel health care.
This morning, I’m going to be headed back to the boat (Karen will come later after a dentist visit). This weekend I hope to finish some projects postponed at the boatyard, set up parts of the new network, and experiment with the kite aerial photography equipment. We also plan to move the boat out on the water to test equipment and get Karen more practice driving Tahina.
Next week we come back to Raleigh for my trip to the dentist, more garage cleaning, visits with friends, and a wedding.
The next 2 weeks will probably be like this – back and forth – until we are finally ready to move on the boat and final preparations for departure. We are still looking to leave near the end of October/early-November.