Mobetah in St. Pete Beach Florida just prior to leaving for the Northwestern Caribbean

Mobetah in St. Pete Beach Florida just prior to leaving for the Northwestern Caribbean

About Us

Until his retirement, Bill Was a Landscape Architect for the National Park Service and Pat was a Physical Therapist.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Back Aboard The Boat

After packing and loading the car, the truck and the neighbors' basement with all the things (food, clothing, electonic gadgets, house wares, books, boat parts, etc.) that one gathers in three and one half years of dirt dwelling, we then headed out for the boat.

When we arrived, the thermometer in the car said the outside temperature was 106-F, and we found one air conditioner not working and the other not working very well. With the help of a very nice and knowledgeable air conditioner tech from a local electrical contractor's shop both air conditioners will now freeze you! In order to get to the two air conditioners, we had to empty the vee-birth and everything we had on the aft cabin bed and put it on deck ...... meanwhile, Bill was unloading the food, clothing, electronic gadgets, house wares, books, boat parts, etc. from the car and truck. Of course, all that stuff ended up on the deck while the air conditioner man did his thing. Mobetah looked a lot like the Bevery Hill Billies old truck for a day or two. It all is now being put away, and things are beginning to look normal again. Of course, we are sorting again ..... you know, this pile stays on the boat, this pile goes to Good Will, and this pile goes back to the neighbor's basement and later moved to storage (Curtis, thanks for that space in your basement ..... We Love Ya!).

We are cleaning as we put stuff away. Bill had not been able to get over to the boat for the last two or three months, and the deck was filthy and beginning to turn green (not to mention about a million May Flies who decided die on our boat)! Inside, the boat was very dusty (where does all that dust come from?)

After we get things organized, in a week or two, we'll go up the river and anchor for a day or two (something we have not been able to do for almost three years) just to unwind and to see what still works and what doesn't). Then we'll drive to North Padre Island, Texas to check on the condo and visit with friends for a few weeks.