Carrying on anyway!
Yesterday I sat on the front deck of my tiny houseboat with my son, sipping wine, watching the sunset and talking about a 1000 things, but the number one subject of conversation was the re-habbing of the houseboat itself, which I will be moving on to within a month or so. What? Leaving my tiny shack for the tiny houseboat? Leaving my beautiful yard? Leaving Spike the hummingbird? Yes and yes and yes. As my (and many of ours) friend English Karen says, "You'll have a new (and massive) yard to explore!" And of course, she is right.
Things change and although there is some heartwrenching in leaving this yard I've loved and tended to for over a decade, I'm starting to get excited about the move. The poor houseboat has needed a revamp for ages and this is about the best and fastest reason it's going to happen. Luckily, I have my son here to do the bulk of the work; he's living on it until it is ready for me. Hooray!
This is an excellent view but it will not be my view, at least not quite. There is still the question of 'where in the bay' with a few potentials looking good, but that is way down the list of decisions at the moment. More important are some basics, like rebuilding steps and benches and some floor areas where rain did its bad work (as opposed to it doing its good work on the land and in the cisterns).
I know people with cats on their boats. Of course, most people I know with cats on their boats are a little crazy (you know I say that with love), so that might also help in our case.
You know how projects can drag on and on and on? This one has done that but I get the feeling that we're not too far away from that oh wow we're really close time now. And I'm excited!
|This was a day of serious demolition about a year ago. It was way big fun!|
|And a way big mess to clean up. But then, almost instant gratification on a project moving along. Woohoooooooo!|
I get to do the fun stuff, like ordering solar light/various devices chargers. Many of them looked good but I liked this combo one as well as reviews as well as that they work with underdeveloped countries to provide light in the darkness. Win win win! I bought mine from Amazon and got a nice surprise in an unmarked price reduction. That would be another win on the scoreboard!
I didn't know until after ordering it that it can be bought on the site with the link below (their link on Amazon made it sound like it could only be bought there...go figure) so that's what I did.
|You can read all about it here.|