Here are some new things I'm discovering about living aboard:
For the last 2 weekends, I've been invited to spend the entire weekend at friends' homes, away from my boat. By the 3rd day, I'm a nervous wreck. All I want to do, is get back and check on my boat, my home. Even when the boat wasn't
my home, I never went more than a week without going down to check on her.
When I leave the boat on a long weekend, I secure all seacocks, hatches
and electrical systems. I unplug shore power and stow everything. I still
freak out. Also the truth simply is, the boat is my home and after awhile, I simply want to be in my own home, no matter how nice and comfy my hosts' bed may be, and no matter how nice their water pressure and private shower might be.
Second new discovery:
It's after Labor Day and already, Fall is "barging the line
" with much cooler temps and drier air. The A/C is stowed away and I'd better get a blanket and sweat pants down to the boat! I did sleep the Sleep of the Gods last night though. No A/C, hatches
open with screens, and the stars above me.
Dinner last night was pizza and wine. Sort of "ghetto fabulous".