Saturday, January 23, 2010

Work, Work, Work...

With some fun thrown in there just to keep us sane!

Doug has been busy. He has completed rewiring the starboard side of the boat (almost), which included adding in all kinds of new gadgets like... CO2 and propane sensors, GFI breakers, and more.

As you can see, Moondance is held together with a lot of orange conduit and cable ties!

Doug installed our new systems panel (ooh - ahh) and it has everything. It includes a new bilge pump monitor, a engine hour meter, and lots of other cool stuff.

At the same time, Doug is re-bedding the chain plates, remodeling the propane locker, modifying the exhaust system, and planning more cool things - like our wind generator, watermaker, diesel genset, and more.

Since the inside cabin is a wreck, I have been working on outside projects - like polishing stainless, varnishing teak, and general boat maintenance, plus growing an herb garden. It was wonderful to have Casa Ana's place to work on some of my projects!

We love having Odyssey as our boat neighbors, plus Jessie's Girl comes by for a visit once in awhile.

This is communications - boating style!

We have are still trying to include the social stuff like dancing at the Club Marlin, watching football games at the Tailhunter, Luche Libre wrestling, birthday celebrations, movies, dining out, happy hours, and anything else we can squeeze in.

Even with all of the hard work, we have decided to NOT sail to the South Pacific this year. It was a very tough decision (picture tears), but it is the right decision. This will give us chance to complete all of our projects and make sure they work - which is a good thing.

We will spend this year cruising mainland Mexico from Mazatlan to Acapulco. It will be fun - join us!

And, Yes, that is Jessie singing with the band!

And, this is me testing out the new lounge chairs. Are they comfortable? Can you get out of them easily? No and No!

11 comments:

"My Blessings" said...

...still following Moondance from Belen, NM! I've been so bad about emailing, but I will soon...just been too busy. Reading your blog "takes me away" and provides the relaxtion I need! Thanks! Love, Denise

Julia said...

Hola Moondance,

We hear that you are back in the states for a bit, who knows, we may still be in La Paz when you get back. We are trying to be zen and embrace the now.

I'm sure that postponing the Pacific gives you guys some much needed breathing room on the projects. Sounds like the right choice.

j&j

Jaye said...

Well, we're selfishly glad that you guys will still be in Mexico this fall, since we're coming down.

Jaye said...

Well, we're selfishly glad that you guys will still be in Mexico this fall, since we're coming down.

Jaye said...

Well, we're selfishly glad that you guys will still be in Mexico this fall, since we're coming down.

Jaye said...

So glad, apparently, that I needed to post it three times.

Behan said...

WAH!!! OK, so I get to have tears too about your hard decision, too! That's a biggie... not made lightly. So then the big question from us becomes- when are you headed for mainland MX? We just hope we get to see you before heading out into the big blue.

Hope you have a good trip back to CA, give Ana a big hug from the Totem crew. You can do three between knee and bellybutton height to channel the kids. ;-)

Ness, Eric and Gavin said...
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Ness, Eric and Gavin said...

Thank gosh you brought along an electrical engineer! Know your choice was tough, but you will have years to do the SP and if you stay in Mexico maybe we can run from our chaos to the peace of your beach! Hugs

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Ana said...

Great pictures! That lounge chair does NOT look very comfortable! Thanks for taking such good care of Casa Ana, you just look like you belong there!

I didn't know you knew Chinese!