Back In Propane!
29 April 2012 | Eastern Holandes Cays / Swimming Pool, Kuna Yala, Panama
Susan / mostly sunny, calm, 90 degrees F
At yesterday's potluck we're told about a full 20 lb bottle of propane on s/v Melody. Mark's wife is here (he had a massive fatal heart attack a few weeks ago) liquidating as much of the stuff as she can on the boats he kept here; apparently he used them as floating storage units. They'll be a "fire sale" tomorrow but when she learns we are completely out of propane she lets us pick up the 20 lb bottle last night after the party. This morning Mike & Gloria, s/v Respite, lend us their propane transfer apparatus and by 3pm we have one 10 lb tank available to use and the other is nearly full. Which is great on a number of levels, one of which is we have nine days including today, before we drop off Vida Dulce and about that amount of fresh & frozen food to eat. I've kept a running inventory of all food supplies this past month and made flexible weekly menu plans to make sure the fresh items are used optimally and in a variety of dishes. Having a working stove & oven is critical to that plan so all is once again good on Vida Dulce. I must say I'm looking forward to being able to easily buy a variety of fresh foods, and ready-to-eat ones if needed!