Monday, August 3, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Cheers! (in moderation)
Friday, July 31, 2015
Brunswick Georgia is a nice little town. It's also a damn hot and humid bug filled little town as well. It's to the point where any mention of lighting the oven is met with a hard stare and a "seriously?" comment.
We have bugs. Lot's of bugs. Right around dinner time the gnats come in and fly in your face and ears. Apparently I am a gnat magnet and they want to get to my brain through my ears. This drives me absolutely nuts and it can be embarrassing in a crowd when I'm swatting my ears for things no one else sees. "Look at that poor man, bless his heart".
We are in a slip near shore and next to a large power yacht which towers over us. Our boat has very little free board so we feel small. All this means we get very little breeze. Sounds like a lot of whining doesn't it? We kind of bring this upon ourselves for not having any air conditioning I guess. We are surviving with fans and making sure the screens are in before the gnat party starts. All in all it's not bad.
What makes you forget about the heat and bugs are the people here. They are fun.
Most of the social activities are at the marinas new clubhouse. This is where you get the free wine and beer. If this existed in NY, the wine would be gone in ten minutes, and there would be drunk guys littered around the keg in the morning. NY can't have nice things.
The clubhouse is an air conditioned (frigid) building containing a bar/dining area, a boaters lounge and laundry facility. Very nice. I'll need to complete a twelve step program before I leave this place.
The rigging inspection is in August. We are getting the bottom painted in Titusville. Cheapest so far and we may just do it ourselves when we get there. If the rigging passes inspection and I do not find anything funky when we look at the bottom then we will head to Vero for some doctor visits and re-stocking the boat for adventures in paradise.
That's all I have for now. I am trying to get back into the art of blogging. I'm in a rut after having a rather large and funny post about the Bahamas just vanish on me. Blogger, tablets and Google Drive can be a total pain in the ass sometimes. For word processing you can't beat a plain old laptop, but ours is now in some Microsoft universe where PC's get slower and slower until you are forced to upgrade to a new unit running a new Windows operating system. I refuse. I stripped the laptop of all unwanted software and blocked all windows upgrades. I removed anything remotely suspicious, like the old DVD software that secretly installed about ten other programs that wanted to run all the time. It's running a lot better and might even be useful again after I backed up the 25,000 photos I had stored on it. I used to be better about keeping these PC's running fast, but it reminds me too much of work. I'd upgrade to an Apple product if I had money, but I see Debra bowing her head in defeat with that unit as well. What is comes down to is the fact that we do not always have Internet and these tablets want to store everything to the cloud. We'll get it figured out. Eventually.
Having a good time here. Staying hydrated.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
I forced my brain to go to technology mode and I managed to find a solution for both Deb and I. It's a wireless USB port/charger. We can plug any style memory card into it and access it over wifi. Should be here this week.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Hello out there.
Yes, I still have a blog. I actually have a post ready, it just needs some photos to break up my ramblings. For the seven of you still following, it should be out this week but no promises. Oh wait, there are eight of you. Cool. I think my Dad signed on.
We are in a marina now. Hot as balls here. Not much of a breeze to speak of. The fans are running pretty much all the time. We have met some really nice people here so I think it will be a good time unless they find my totally drenched in sweat body repulsive.
I have to stop myself from turning on the anchor light every night. Our last anchorage was supreme. The quietest so far and not a soul around. Now we are surrounded by boats, cars, trains and planes. Quite a shock.
OK, I have to get the boat ready to sit by itself for a few weeks while we risk our lives on I95.
Have a nice day.