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April 23, 2009

Simplicity

Cold winds and head colds.. Two weeks of sick kids. I think we are at the tail end of this madness. Mid April has passed and August is quickly approaching. August being our goal to have Meshach livable and ready for the passage across the Pacific. The house to do list has dwindled as the boat to do list has grown. There is so much to do , but more to think about. What to pack away, what we will need on the boat.. High quality kitchen gadgets come to mind. Don't skimp on this , something learned from doing this before. Bill payer services and basically just simplifying ones life.

I think simplicity is more Thor's motto than mine . As I sit home blogging he is simplifying systems on the boat. Why complicate something with pumps and levers..leave it up to gravity he says. He is referring to the holding tank for the not so glamorous parts of boat life... the head (toilet) . Ok I would rather be at home doing domestics, then a contortionist trying to install systems upside down. the words " Four people on a 45 foot boat for a year" keeps echoing in my head .. What do we really need? Ok back to simplifying our lives. Ok I am pretty organized, simple not so much, but the combination of the two is what we have to strive for. So why can't I find the book Moving onto boats for Dummies? Oh! Ideas .... no time for that.. So I think I will start with trying to figure out what we can't live without versus what we need.

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  1. Simplicity is elegance. Terry and I are looking forward to following your adventures online.

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