Thursday, December 22, 2011

Report from St. Louis

Let's see....St. Louis - today's forcast is for a 30% chance of rain with a high temperature of 43 degrees, seas are, well, nothing. Pompano Beach's forecast is for mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 81 degrees and East southeast winds 12 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. No small craft advisories at all. I'll take that.

We have been working very feverishly to get all of our unfinished business moved to the finished category. We are packing boxes to send down to Florida with the first shipment of 4 or 5 boxes going out today. Just this morning we booked our flight reservations to return to Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 5 leaving STL at 7:20am arriving at FLL at 1pm. We are going to rent a mini-van down there so that we can make plenty of runs to all of the stores that we need to. The West Marine store on Federal Highway in Pompano Beach is going to become our favorite haunt. (info: West Marine for boats = Auto Zone for cars). We are sure that plenty of our money will also end up in the hands of Target, Walmart and Home Depot.

One of the things that Lisa and I have been discussing is that the very first thing that we have to do when we get on Why Knot is to do a complete inventory of all of the things that are part of the boat. Things such as the lines (and their lengths), engine parts (fuel and oil filters especially) and all of the other things not physically attached to the boat itself.

14 days to go.

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