August 24, 2012 by Last Star blog
With Patricia taking Cole to school I have been going back and forth to the boat trying to get as many issues resolved so we can leave. I thought I could avoid two trips through the DC traffic by spending the night aboard. I packed some fixin’s for Taco Salad, some breakfast and loaded up the truck (I did not “move to Beverly, Hills that is, black gold, Texas tea…enough of that). Worked late and got some details sorted out, ended up having dinner and watching an episode of “Breaking Bad”; the episode of the fly and contamination if you are a fan. Envisioned my first night aboard with Patricia so this was a bit unorthodox. Slept well, the AC kept me quite cool and the fan provided some “white noise” to ensure a sound snooze. Tomorrow Patricia comes home from Austin; minus one. Hard week for her and for Cole, me too. I’ll pick up the “fresh” cushions for the Salon and will make the center of the boat livable again and I will now have to find a new “work shop” to stage from. This week I got the dinghy hung on the arch, the HDTV up and mounted on the swiveling mount, the wifi booster mounted and routed, ordered parts to fix the aft toilet and am STILL tracking the foul odor coming from the forward holding tank. The motor mounts await my attention but before I engage on those I want to sort out the two electrical Perko switches that are confounding my charging and management of the house and starter batteries. Thanks to my friend “Trash” who came out this morning to help.