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Recap - March 2018

Our Last Week of Work (9 to 5)

We are already at our last week of work at our current employments/jobs. We can't believe how fast time has gone by since January, when we handed in our resignations. We are very fortunate that both of us have outstanding employers who understood what we want to do and have and continue to support us.  We are very lucky and we know it.

Papi's director (boss) organized a farewell supper for him and invited a few key people. Papi was really touched and pleased, and also very humbled by their presence and kind words.  I'll be having a luncheon this week to send me off as well. It will be different no doubt - as we will all head back to work after. 😊

We were supposed to start our marine mechanical and maintenance course last week. However, we received an email saying it was postponed by one week due to an incident at the school.  We are looking forward to following/taking this course - I am sure we will learn a few things that we can use and bring with us on our trip.

April is the start of our new full time occupation -  planning and preparing for our trip! We have a very long and detailed list of boat projects and one of all the other things we need to accomplish before we can cast off in July!  Now is the time for us to sit down and establish our priorities:  what "needs" to be done before we move into the boat, what we "can do" once we are settled aboard, and what are "nice to haves".  I already know that we each have different ideas - but we will make it work and we will find that happy medium where we meet and agree.

Papi will be calling the marina soon to see what timeline they are looking at to work on our boat and launch it.  We need to be in the water no later than 31 May, which is when our lease ends for our rental apartment. Their schedule will dictate when we will be able to work on our boat projects, so when we have dates, we will be able to plan accordingly and use our time effectively.  Three months is not a long time to move out our rental, into the boat and get all the projects and administration done!

We unwrapped our dingy! It is now inflated in the garage. Every time we open the door leading to the garage we, I mean  Papi,  gets a really big smile on his face - we are both really looking forward to taking it out on the water.

picking up the dinghy

dinghy out of the box
ready to float 🙂

We mostly took care of personal things this month, things such as medical & dental appointments, income taxes returns, finalizing or handing off work projects and adding items to our boat project list. Next month is when we start dedicating all of our time to make our anticipated departure date of 1 July 2018 a reality. This is really happening!!!

PS: I added a new recipe on my On The Boat: Food & Recipes Page.
For those who would like to check it out, here is the link:  Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Tina & Papi

"In life, it's not where you go, it's who you travel with" 

– Charles Schultz