I'm probably pretty easy to read. When I'm in a good mood everything is right with the world. When I'm in a bad mood, the Chaos of the USA comes into focus and somehow gets a little ridicule. And when I'm busy days and even weeks can go by without a blog post, which has been happening with an increased frequency since we moved back to California. Like it or not, daily life is busy and it honestly takes me 30 minutes to an hour to pen a decent blog post. So rather than just turn out a "See spot run. See California go bankrupt" type of post I just don't say anything at all. Frequently, I start a post, work on it for 20 minute and then just bail out and hit delete when I feel that it's just not happening, or as Jason would say about the lardless tortillas here in the States "Dad, there is no Love".
Where is the love? Jason and I crack ourselves up every time we ask that question while eating a piece of smashed white bread. Before we lived, cooked, and ate simply in Mexico we didn't really notice all the junk we were eating. We still are far from what I could call health food nuts (I have a bag of salt water taffy in hidden in my desk) but it's hard to walk the isles of "Stuff Mart" and not notice that there are more and more premade and process food items. As convenient as they are, my home made pizza still has more love even if it costs more than a Costco Pizza. There is some dough raising right now in the galley, because even if I'm swamped with work an Italian Boy still has time to make a pizza pie between working the phones and emails.
The Next Project to keep me busy.
As if I didn't have enough going, it is now time to deal with something that I've been planning since we bought this boat: Building a New Fridge and Freezer for the boat. The huge amount of power being sucked out of the battery bank by our 120v dorm refrigerator needs to end. After seeing and researching all types of DC Refrigeration systems, I've decided to go with a Cool Blue 12v Refrigeration from Technautics Inc.
. I know that everyone with a boat will have an opinion on what the best marine refrigeration system is, but when it comes to the all-important issue of Power usage, you just can't beat the numbers from Cold Blue. Now this isn't the cheapest system on the market and I could spend maybe even ½ as much on another system, but the upfront money isn't nearly as important to me as the long term power usage. I will document the project as I go and if you don't hear from me for a few days, well you know it's because I'm busy with something!