Thanks MARIE GALANTE for the FAN!
01 August 2009
We've been on the island of Grenada for 23 days! We've been searching everywhere for a 110v fan for the months of work we have on the good ship Altair! It's always hot at a marina. I mean we really scoured every hardware store, marine store and electrical shop, within bus distance and even returned repeatly, with promises of fans arriving daily! There were extension cords for 120 in and 120 out, but all 240 appliances. Everywhere! Now what? Make up a cord from 240 to 120? Do we still need a transformer? Order the fan from theStates?
Lucy and Richard, our neighbors on S/V Marie Galante II, just came back from the Carenage and found a 120v fan! We had been to A & A Hardware already, but they just got two in! Big squat and bigger on LEGS! Finally, three weeks later, thank you both, we have a really huge fan. They are cool too!
We got BIG SQUAT. At last! Yes, it's gigantic. It's loud, but surprisingly calm in it's similarity to a jet plane idling really far away. Yet we are in the shade and cool! Just have to turn the music up a bit. Dudley loves rock and roll!
A lot of adjusting to do. It's HUGE. We've found a way to keep in under the table and the air starts blasting out to the end of the top. It's really powerful, so that air hits us, not the things on the table, the cushions and still cools the entire cabin. It's doesn't blow at the table making everything fly! We just can't close the table to get forward in Altair easier with this monster under there!
Now we're not JUST a pair of hunchbacks, we're really COOL hunchbacks!
The things we do in the name of travel...for a year a half on a small sailboat...at a dock...
I know what Dudley is doing! When we get back to that tiny townhouse it's gonna seem a mega mansion. After stooping, crawling, bending in positions I never thought possible on Altair, our townhouse is gonna be huge. To get into the pantry, dig way back in the locker behind the head for a roll of t-paper, oh, and a roll of paper towels...hah, you need to be a gymnist. If you need something from the pantry, you hang into it at the waist and and hope you don't fall in.
Everybody should do this at least once in their life! A whole new perspective of "what you can do with what you've got". Who knew I'd be happy to get a fan.
Life is good.
And we're waaaaay cool!
Dudley and Bec