This is it! We are just less than three weeks out from out tentative departure date…. Wow. More than one year of preparing the boat and six years of planning and dreaming have passed by. It’s hard to believe that the time is almost here.
We’ve completed PHASE I of provisioning: an $8000 peso Costco run. It was the first time we’ve been to the Costco down here, and wow, it was worth it. We stocked up on things like canned chicken breast (my new favorite thing), couscous, toilet paper, paper towel, pasta, cereal, chips and crackers. We filled two entire trollies and are even talking about going back. PHASE II will be a Walmart or Mega trip to make sure we have all the smaller items, spices, herbs and Mexican delights we need for the next three months. PHASE III will be for fresh fruit and vegetables, a day or two before sailing into the sunset.
Aside from provisioning we’ve been knocking things off the To-Do list. Last week I felt like we weren’t making any progress and I was starting to get really stressed out. This week we’re crossing things off left right and center. After sitting down and drawing out a planning calendar I realized that we have a whole extra weekend in there before we go that I hadn’t factored in…. tons of time.
Is a last minute Single Side Band Radio installation a good idea? We’ll have to let you know. The tuner is now installed and most of the cables run – one more day’s work and we’ll be able to press ‘ON’ and see if she works…