THERE! I did it! I'm sure that I will regret longing for warmer weather (soon, very soon). But I've reached that point where I just can't take another cool front. Usually this happens in February. Here we are at the end of March and the Norther's are still coming! Once again, I'm hoping that THIS cool spell will be the LAST ONE! No doubt I'll be eating these words, but right now… I'll risk it!
We have made it through winter on the boat. We have huddled in the warm cabin below. We have enjoyed sitting in the cockpit solarium in comfort while the winds howled just inches away. We have taken advantage of those few warm weekends by taking nature walks and strolls on the beach. We suffered through Spring Break Week when I sat in my car for an extra 25 minutes waiting for beach goers to get to wherever they were going. NOW comes the good times.
I can't wait to form new patterns and workflows as we take down the enclosure and send it for repairs. We have a set of new insulated hatch covers on order to keep that sun for super heating our refuge down below. I will get some sun on my pasty white skin and maybe shed a few winter pounds.
The only trouble is, it will be even more difficult to go to work each weekday. There are so many projects that I can't wait to get started. The list grows and grows. Only two and a half months to go until we're Real Cruisers!