That is to day, I have to go through my "to do list" and get everything done.
The beginning was easy. Phone calls, meetings with supplier, place the orders. I have the main sail ordered with a deposit made, I have the WindVane Monitor ordered with a deposit made, the divers have started maintaining the hull and have replaced the missing zinc anode, dates have been set up with the carpenter, and I am waiting for a quote from Mike's canvas. More important, the hatches have gone to "HatchMasters" in Connecticut and should be back by the time I come back from my transatlantic trip.
Now comes the boring part. Make a full inventory of what I will keep on the boat, maintain the winches, take apart, clean and put back together both heads and discharge valves, etc . . .
Not much has been done so far, as I have wasted a lot of time hiding at the house, pretending to myself that the weather was too bad.
I am now in San Antonio to party with my brothers and will have only a few days back in Norfolk before I fly to St Maarten. At least, I should try to clean the inside of the boat real well, empty the fridge, etc....
I hope that sailing to France with Bernard Couvercelles will take a maximum of 35 days and that we will leave with no delay so that I have a little time left when I come back before Jean-Paul flies in.
Lots of stuff on my plate. Maybe too much . . . . .