Will the chaos be over soon?
03 May 2007
Whew! What a day! Our second in command, Mark, is on his way to El Salvador! His flight leaves early tomorrow morning and by this time tomorrow, he will be on our Sunshine, getting reaquainted w/ my Dad, giving Sunshine a good "looksey", and meeting Santos, our third crew member. First thing this a.m., our real estate agents assistant came by to take pictures of our house both inside and out and also virtual tour photos for the internet. Then I had to run a few errands before picking up Micah from school and getting home to get him & Jen some lunch. Plus, try relentlessly and finally tracking down a package from UPS that Mark needed to take with him, meet w/ Mark and Kelly about 30 minutes from our home, before they head to Grand Rapids to get him the package and other last minute items he needed for the delivery, then back home. Been on the go all day from about 7 a.m. until 4:30.
Repairs and maintenance on Sunshine are coming along. Dad and Santos have made 3 trips to San Salvador, over an hour from Sunshines location in Bahia del Sol, for parts, equipment, provisions, etc. The bottom has been sanded and patched, repainting will be beginning soon. The plan right now is for them to get on the way some time next week. Jim and I are both, sooooo ready to get this part behind us and get Sunshine on her way here. It has been physically, emotionally and mentally draining for both of us to make sure that the crew is well suited, prepared, provisioned, and equipped for the journey home. It's hard trying to make sure they are going to be as well taken care of as if we were physically there ourselves, but yet we aren't.
Now, back here at home we still have a lot to do on the house, minor things, but yet A LOT of minor things, trim work around the windows put back up, sorting trash from treasure and stuff to give to Goodwill or other donations, cleaning and transferring that that is what we absolutely want to keep to storage, finishing the front and back porch that had to be put off last fall due to a very early cold Autumn. It will be so nice once this is all said and done, and Sunshine is here and get her cleaned up, (more work-*sigh), and then, maybe relax???