When I worked in film editing, we used to have a saying: Editing is never completed, it’s just abandoned when the time runs out. The same thing seems to apply to our endless planning tasks. We could easily spend another month at the dock tweaking this and optimizing that. But it’s time to go!
We’re not going too far on our first day out. We may go to Cobourg or, if the winds poop out, just Whitby. That’s okay. It’s a first step. The forecast is for light winds in the morning and none in the afternoon. Thursday is supposed to have more wind and have them out of the east, so that may be a good day to cross to Rochester or Olcott.
This past two weeks has been a whirlwind of activity. Lots of send-off dinners and potlucks and evenings at the pub – I think I gained four pounds! We’ve also checked a huge number of things off various lists. But so much of the time, it’s felt like two steps forward and one back.
Tonight, for example, on the eve of going away, we were basically camped out on our porch waiting for Kath’s emergency credit card replacement. We were nervous that if it didn’t arrive before 7pm, we would probably need to spend tomorrow camped out all over again. Luckily, just as we were starting to resign ourselves to that fait, it arrived at 7:15pm.