Between the boat projects, the grieving process and the shrinking cruise window duration it became apparent around the 1st of March that we we not going to be ready any time soon and progress had almost ground to a halt by then anyway. We made a decision to fore go any attempt at leaving Mazatlan. This took the pressure off and allowed the skipper some space to reboot the emotions.
Some friends from Portland were down for their annual vacation so we spent some time with them and revised the project list with the must get done new items added. Went to see the movies (Avatar, Alice) eat out several times, watched videos at our friends condo and generally relaxed.
Two new things did make themselves apparent. First the head hosing had to be cleaned out twice and the unit rebuilt twice (isn't boating fun ... NOT) and then lately the refrigerator seemed to not be keeping things cold. We cleaned to raw water filter and removed and cleaned the pump head but it didn't make any difference. So today the service guy showed up, tested the system and said "No Gas, man".
He removed the entire unit and took it with him, hope he doesn't forget where we live. He said manana, but that means not today! So we'll see ....
Some boat projects have gotten done and today the skipper sanded the three booms for painting. So slowly things are starting to move forward.
Our exit plans should start around mid April include visiting folk in Arizona and Texas. Susan will be taking a trip to visit her mom from Texas and we may take a side trip to Minnesota before heading back to the Northwest. Well that's what we know now. Of course that was written in the sand at low tide ...
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