We have yet to feel any sense of routine, other than that we've followed before, largely due to the lack of refrigeration. Our lives are disrupted by living out of an ice chest We haven't made real dinners, mostly just warmed up leftovers.
I have not finished stowing everything away but have a plan. Our clothing situation is still in an uproar. I think that's going to be the most difficult system to refine. The problem is that this time of year, we have cold and warm days… I need warm clothes in the mornings and then switch to shorts and T-shirts in the afternoon, only to flee back to the warmup pants as the sun sets. I think that I'll cull some things once I develop a routine. If I haven't worn it in two weeks, it goes! (at least to storage for a while)
Work clothes present some problems. Our original plan was to continue doing laundry at the townhouse. We have since decided that it would be too restrictive to plan for a laundry day in town. We bought an iron and one of those stubby ironing boards for the boat and will do laundry either here at the marina by the load, or at the laundromat up the road. That way we can get it done quickly when it's convenient. Ironing will cease once I quit my job.
|Watching the sunrise in my jammies|
The drive into town is nothing I've not done before. It just takes time. The island road provides a beautiful, soul lifting backdrop for some designated "thinking time". It's difficult to think about anything unpleasant with such beauty all around. I saw a flock of Roseate Spoonbills one morning and wished that I had my camera. I may have to start carrying it with me to work. I had fog lying in the troughs between the dunes another morning. It was like something off of a postcard. Gorgeous! The traffic isn't really bad and it's just a straight shot until I join my usual path to work from where the townhouse is.
It really hasn't sunk in that - We live in Port A on a sailboat -… Maybe it will just be a gradual thing. Having the luxury of storage at the townhouse helps a lot. We haven't had to deal with getting rid of everything. Bruce still has his garage full of tools and windsurfing gear. Lots of boat stuff is being stored there until we are forced to find room on deck. The life raft, the extra sails, deck storage chests, etc. can just stay there until we need them.
I look forward to getting the fridge fixed and making some choices about the freezer compartment before I get too cozy using that space for other things. We continue to shuffle stuff and form workflows and routines. We're getting it figured out and it feels nice being out here. Marina life is good!