A 28Hr Day
26 September 2012 | Would there then be enough time?
Posted By: Live-A-Board Bozo Hobo Rich
If I had a 28Hr day maybe I would have time...doubtful....but it would at least give me a better chance. With the kids need a boat ride to the pier at 630AM, so the day starts at 530AM and ends sometime after 9PM by the time they finish their homework. In between, just seems like a blur. Lori is still busy organizing our lives and playing the paperwork game of address changes and re-entry and between work and boat projects it's time to pick up the kids at 4PM before I even know what happened. The preparations for next weeks Annapolis Boat Show are all made and hopefully I'll return and still find Lori and the kids still living on the boat.
What I notice most about being back is being BUSY...24/7...7 days a week busy. We were always busy while cruising, but I feel like we are living in a world with the remote stuck in 2X. I want to hit the pause button, or at least the normal play. You know you are busy when you are looking forward to a cross country flight just to have a down moment, even if it is in seat 22C across from the bathroom.
I'm trying to think back and remember if we were this busy before we left to go cruising. I think that we were and added to that I was traveling around the Country for work. The "being busy" is much more noticeable now because I'm playing the Frog being dropped into the pot of boiling water rather than just having the temperature slowly raised until I'm cooked. Don't get me wrong here, there is nothing inherently wrong with being busy, we are designed to work and not sit around watching cable news all day and I have the personality that NEEDS to be kept busy, which was a big reason I started up the water maker company while we were out cruising. But so much of the being busy seems to be, as the kids call some of their home work, "Busy Work". Stuff you do because everyone else is doing it and it's the thing to "Do" rather than because you actually need to do it. Having to take the tender to the pier every time we want to run into town really makes us plan our day and coordinate our trips into town, not to mention the cost of $4.40 gas!