Well, I would be lying if I said it didn't cause me a bit of panic to see our new home in such disarray. I guess a little part of me, was expecting a glorious moment, of stepping onto our boat "Artemo" and dancing around in celebration. Ok, it was a big part of me that was expecting this. Pretty much the opposite happened. We finally got to it and as to be expected, after sitting for a year, it needed to be aired out and put together. We all pretty much looked around in silence. We were also hot and tired.
The Perry family doesn't give up easily though. We all arrived bright and early on Sunday morning, prepared with loads of "Elbow Grease". We worked away. The kids and I emptied cupboard after cupboard, of man stuff. I am sure Grampa Earl would have thought each item I pulled out was a treasure, but to me, it seemed like a whole lot of dirty junk! Regardless, we cleaned and organized and Graham worked on getting new batteries, checking the engine, checking the fuel tank, installing the wind display, list goes on and on. We hope to get the new batteries installed tomorrow and hopefully fire up the engine. Fingers crossed. We want to move it over to the dock at the Villa we are staying, so we can easily transfer our stuff on board.
We ended the day by driving to a secluded beach and the four of us swam in the ocean. It seemed so perfect. In fact, Alex, being Alex, says..."We are living the dream"!!! I killed myself laughing, we all laughed. He had his arms crossed over his chest as he said it. You can picture him I am sure. Dream is a little bit different than I imagined but it sure is cool.