It’s been about a month since the offer was accepted on the boat, and we have had a whirlwind of activity in our lives, however we’re still not living on a boat. Everything is still going as planned, but we’re all chomping at the bit to be sailing our new cat.
As you know if you’ve been following, the house is sold (along with almost everything in it), so then thanks to Pam and Mike we headed off to SC to hang out at their lake house until Jordan’s baby shower. While we were there, Jordan came over for a visit, and we had some quality family time. But it wasn’t all fun and games.
Anna had projects to finish and also make preparations for Jordan’s baby shower. I worked on digitizing everything I could. Kylan worked hard on finishing up his last week of school before spring break, and Jordan was a great help where she could. In fact we were so busy we hardly had time for anything else. I mean except for the tennis, kayaking, ping-pong, walks and games.
As far as the digitizing goes, I used a Neat Desk scanner to convert hundreds of pages of paper documents to digital form, and for the most part it worked pretty good. The program portion did crash a couple of times when I got carried away with the number of documents I had it processing at one time, but amazingly when I restarted the program, it continued where it had left off.
I also spent hours and hours of turning old home videos into digital copies. It was quite the walk down memory lane. I don’t recommend trying to watch and record that many hours of video in that short of time. It took some effort near the end to remember how important some of those memories are.
Then we headed back over to Knoxville to stay with our friends Robert and Angela. You know they’re good friends when they let you have a party at their house. Thanks you guys!
I understand the shower was great. The theme conveniently enough was “under the sea” so lots of sea creatures were floating around the house along with a beautiful sand castle cake. And yes it was edible.
Now we’re on our way back to FL where I understand the boat too will be there soon. We stayed at our friends Les and Linda in Marietta on the way down. I had parked just inside the fence in the back yard, and after a full day of rain the day before, the mustang pulling a trailer couldn’t make it out the slight incline. Thank goodness for AAA. After a small tug with the winch cable, the mustang and all of our earthly belongings were on the road again.
We’ll put our stuff in storage in FL and stay with Pam and Mike. It will give us the opportunity for some quality time with my mother while we work out all the final details of buying our new vessel. The count down dwindles. It doesn’t quite look like March 25, but it shouldn’t be long after.
We’ll let you know.