Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First day in MA

I'm sitting in the library in Gloucester,MA.   Could not have asked for better weather!  I am, however, exhausted.  I was sitting in here earlier falling asleep, so I went outside to sit on a bench so I wouldn't get kicked out!  Started dozing off out there too, despite the constant construction noise and blaring horns.  So then I started picturing what would happen if a cop showed up and decided I was breaking some sort of vagrancy laws (I assume they have them!)  Sitting on a bench with bag (full of half-eaten shrimp lunch - YUMMY!), a laptop case, and a suitcase.  So I finally decided that wasn't going to work out either.  I wandered around the outside of the library for a bit, then finally picked a spot where I could tai chi from.  Wasn't ideal, had plenty of gawkers, but it was the best I could come up with!  I'm glad I did, I feel so much better!  I'm still really tired, but at least my body's not all achy!

My camera's one of the things that got left behind in consideration of weight and space.  Unfortunately, this means I only have the phone, which takes great pictures but gets cranky if it's off a charger for too long.  So i'm just going to upload one of them - it was taken in the transit station close to the airport.

Current plan is to leave here Friday, destination Cape Cod. :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Preparing for Hurricane Kat

The boat made it through Hurricane Irene with no problems at all.  Hurricane Kat may be a different story!

Where did I get all this stuff?  Honestly, other than purchasing exercise-related items, I didn't know I had accumulated so many "things" since my arrival here (2 years, 1 week ago).  I packed (for storage) an entire box of shoes!  What's that all about?  Me?  Shoes?

I'm shipping a box to Susan today so that I don't have to take it on the plane.  Trying to make it not quite so heavy, but I'm not sure of how much success I'll have.  The original sorting of the clothes left me with far too many clothes, far too little suitcase space.  Again, what's that all about?  Me? Clothes?

I have a bunch of running around to do today.  Post office, library, etc.  I'm having this huge debate about computers.  I can get a brand new Acer 14" 2GB Celeron laptop for $249.  I can get a brand new 10" Toshiba or HP netbook for $229.  Or, I can suck it up and lug my ancient Toshiba.  That's not really a good option though - without a working battery, it'll be rather useless on the boat.

Decisions!  I'm nuts!  I know I am!  But not nuts enough to fall for a Craigslist scam.  Sheesh.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Inaugural Post

So, I've made the decision to sail from Boston to Florida, with a friend of mine that I've known for a long time but have never met.  5 weeks... theme from Gilligans Island

My stomach is churning - so much to do!  Woodman's lost the mooring for the boat, so he's trying to get it moved before the hurricane, which is apparently going to be west of him, thankfully.

I leave here Tuesday night.  More to come...