frosty the dockman

It’s been really cold!!! In the 20’s I think. I hardly understand how cold that is, but thankfully the dogs were made for this kind of weather. There’s a nice thick layer of frost on the docks. Even on the ramp, where I did in fact slip this morning. My electric blanket is plugged in and is a permanent fixture on my bed. My space heater was on full blast at the highest heat. I even stuffed the normal “air flow” space between my hatches with a scarf, because sweet baby jesusĀ it was cold last night!


two life changing years

The first night I ever spent aboard the boat was a little over two years ago. My how my life has changed! I’ve got less patience for some things, and much more patience for others.

So far in two years I’ve gone from not having any knowledge about sailboats whatsoever to being on two racing crews, having single handed my own boat, I can now fix things by myself or with a little help from Google or talking to my neighbors about it, etc.

This place that I am at, figuratively and geographically, is awesome. My dogs love it here, I love it here, this is home. I’m still a year or two away from having all of my debt paid off, but I’ve gotten to a much better place financially than before moving aboard. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this is my favorite adventure so far and I can only hope that I slowly morph from a marina woman to a cruising woman.

I never in a million years could have seen my life going in this direction, and am so incredibly happy about that!