Well, it looks like the count-down until the move has officially kicked off. Samantha and I drove back from Hilton Head yesterday, due to some traffic we were slowed down and because I promised a friend I would meet him at the theater to watch Stardust she had to drop me off there before heading home.
The movie was good, if you were already interested I would say definitely check it out. However, I was tired, and I was missing Samantha about half way through it. Shane took me home and the second I walked in the door I as greeted by…bags.
Trash bags to be exact, filled to bursting with…stuff. I called to Samantha “What’s in these?”
“Oh, just clutter, you know…crap I need to get rid of and don’t to move.”
“Ah, none of my clutter? You know how expensive my clutter is…”
“No Matt, just my clutter, I wouldn’t throw yours away.”
Whew! “Oh, good…ready for bed?”
She sighed “I still have to finish laundry and I want to get all this out of the way.”
Uh-oh, she’s tired and I wasn’t around to help! “Can I help?”
“Yeah, can you fold the clothes on the bed?”
Oh boy, she’s out of it, she actually *wants* me to fold clothes. “Ok hon.”
So, I folded clothes, got ready for bed, and read for a bit. It wasn’t until after the light got turned off that I really started thinking about how much I need to do to prepare for the move. In turn that got me thinking on all the other stuff I wanted to do and I began mentally making to-do lists. Ultimately, it all lead back to The Fox.
My boat has sat, largely neglected under a tarp in the back yard for the last year. I had every intention of working on it when I brought it home, however our current living situation was less than conductive to that sort of work. However, all that will shortly change. I’ll have a nice big uncluttered back yard in which to store it and work on it, AND I’ll have a garage in which to keep the neatly ordered, labeled, and filed pieces and tools required. I’ve also placed a stranglehold on my spending…no more toys…unless it has to do with the boat.
It rather stinks that I can’t find a way to make an XBox 360 link back to the boat, but I guess that’s just the way life is. Unless I install an LCD, that would take a power inverter but hrm, they make one for marine environments…oh, yeah and a solar panel to keep the battery charged. Thats not a terrible hassle… ARG so yeah, I’m going to get the Fox all beautified again and actually start sailing it. Wish me luck!
[tags]sailboat, moving, packing, clutter[/tags]
For those who were wondering, the answer to the pondering in the previous post *would* have been (b) however, due to my own thinkings, it won’t happen until I’m sailing a real sailboat again. Guess I’ll just have to borrow dad’s model from time to time!