Monday, June 28, 2010

glad that's settled

Billy loves air conditioning and yoga

If you read the previous post then you know that Travis and I have been perfecting the "rolling and tipping dance" while planning a small wedding aboard Lucy Maru. Well it all got to be too much. We kept coming back to our back up question in times of uncertainty ..."what would 'normal' people do"?

Indeed it seemed ridiculous to be restoring a boat with an arbitrary deadline of early August, so we can invite our parents, who in our eight year relationship have never met, aboard our boat/home to perform the equivalent of a theatrical production surrounded by decorations that cost way to much. OK, so as you can guess, we are not going to do that. Phew!

Instead we are going to get a marriage license in a nice and private courthouse ceremony, just me and T, and invite the folks to meet each other when its convienient for all involved. This plans feels so much better!

Having made this decision we decided to relax a bit and have some fun. We have, after all, in three weeks, painted the hull of Lucy Maru, painted the deckhouse, painted some overhead sections, and painted and varnished the stern. So yeah, we're beat. Coz you see when I say painted, what I really mean is we sanded, then wiped down, then painted... then sanded then wiped down then painted again all of the above mentioned boat sections, all while keeping our day jobs, which are not the usual nine to five grinds, but still take their toll. Ahhh...relaxation is well deserved and well appreciated.

While Me Voy waits, T perfects his skillz on something a bit smaller

Lucy Maru's hull is all painted!

Chopper watches as Travis goes sailing. The stern we worked so hard on the last week, is now varnished and ready for letters

Lucy Maru is such a pleasure to live on! We are so privilaged to live on this classic cruiser. I only hope we can simplify with grace when it comes time to move aboard Me Voy.

We must get Me Voy out of this Satellite Hell as soon as possible, which
looks like next Fall perhaps?


Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

You two are amazing. That is a lot, and I mean A LOT of work to get done in that amount of time. In that same amount of time here, I probably went to the grocery store, cooked dinner, did a few loads of laundry and de-molded a couple of walls. That's it. Nothing else.

jomamma said...

I'm so glad you guys didn't fall for that 'normal' people thing and try to kill yourself over planning a wedding. You guys are better than normal, you live on a boat! LM is looking fantastic. I may have to make an offer on her, if I win the lottery.

Travis and Maggie said...

I like your attitude Jomamma, especially the winning the lottery... and buying L.M. I bet you would make a fantastic boat owner. Think of all the knitting you can do on deck while "hubby" picks and grins.

Thanks Heather. I know you know what I'm talking about regarding how much work this has been. We pushed ourselves to our limit that's for shore!(... props to overboard) Sailing Me Voy, (notice that's what this blog is called?), should be a breeze

jomamma said...

Well my problem wouldn't be the winning the lottery or the boat ownership, it would be getting the hubby on the boat. He gets seasick if he sees the toilet swirl. I'd have to drug him so heavily that he'd just be a lump in the way.

The hoopla with a wedding shouldn't be the actual ceremony... that should be calm and quiet and serious. The hoopla should be the party after the ceremony. AND why not have everyone who is excited about the fact that the couple has finally tied the knot throw and pay for it? Not the parents, good grief they are still in debt from trying to raise the dang kids. Those folks over at Bride's (frickin') Magazine and Martha Stewart are full of shat! Weddings are so screwed up now days. You could support a small village with the money spent on weddings. It's so stupid. Just go before the Judge or Preacher and pledge your love and get it over with. As you can see, I'm not a traditionalist when it comes to weddings. Marriage yes, take the vows seriously.

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

Lucy Maru looks amazing! Believe me, we know what you mean by sanding and painting and ya'll have been working your a** off! Also, the marriage, not the wedding, is the most important. Sounds like ya'll are listening to that inner voice and doing the right thing. Can't wait to hear about it!

rob said...

You guys are "one"! you work togeather well, you support each other and most importantly you love one an another.
Not being religious (the human kind with big hair,long dresses, beards and stories type) I see no real reason for a piece of paper other than perhaps in todays times and legal climate etc, it may be made difficult to live where you chose to without one? :o((

Travis and Maggie said...

Word Jomamma, word...

Travis and Maggie said...

Rob, we are, we do, and its great. That's our thinking about it being simpler in many ways to be married. Its supposed to improve our taxes, for one , so we'll see. Is there a self employment tax in the UK? There is here. Zietgeist.

jomamma said...

And if you don't have that 'proof' you can't get into the hospital to see the each other when you need to.