I looked at the calendar today and have ony 4 full weeks before my “retirement” and devotion of full time efforts to pre-departure activities.
After looking at the list from the last post, I realized that it only included about half of the items I have in my head for accomplishment before I depart for Chicago and beyond.
But, I have lots of confidence based on excitement combined with knowing how I’m going to do each task that gives me plenty of motivation to continue.
Tomorrow (Tuesday, 7/14) will be my first visit to Amalia for about 10 days and I have a tentative list of what I need to get done by being there all day.
First and foremost, I will be delivering my Engel and making a temporary/permanent installation. It has been sitting in my breakfast room off the kitchen for the past few months happily keeping its cool and waiting for new adventures. Its about time to give it some! Along with keeping some sandwich fixings, condiments and the like available, it will be nice to have cold drinks and no need for ice. While the solar installation will make me energy indepenedent with the fridge once it is finally installed, it will run on shore power now and whenever I am plugged into it while on the trip. It has smart circuitry which automatically switches to 12V whenever 120V is unplugged.
Hopefully, I will be able to make a final installation of the davits so I can mount the solar panel, route wiring and complete my electrical installation.
Taking off deck hardware and stripping the aft deck is also on the list so I can use topside paint and KiwiGrip on the area and make a permanent installation of the two access hatches there.
Every little bit helps!!!