I cleaned like, the whole damn house today. And of course when you do house work, you need the tunes, right?
Country music fits my summer, although I listen to every kind of music. A few songs came on today that I really enjoyed last year because they made a lot of sense at the time, like country music usually does to my life – makes sense. Except of course that I have never really been a pick up truck kinda guy hehe.
Today though things are a bit different. A lot of the songs are about the nine to five grind and working for the weekend. I used to thrive on that stuff because it made me feel better about my daily grind. It made me happy to know songs were about busting your ass through the week so you could enjoy the weekend because that’s what life was. I mean, that’s what everyone does… right?
Now things are a bit crazier and honestly, a whole lot less stressful. The grind is daily, don’t get me wrong. Get the boat ready, find money to add to the savings account every minute, sell everything you own. My daily “to do” list is long and arduous, but I’m not really “worried” about it. I know that come Aug 1, we’ll be ready. The boat will be ready.
In the last few weeks I’ve been working on the solar array, removed a few thru-hulls that need to be replaced, and started planning the toilet replacement situation.
I’m getting a lot done but honestly, there really isn’t any stress.
I guess it’s true what they say… when you love what you’re doing you’ll never work a day in your life.
Stress isn’t something I have anymore and I honestly love what I’m doing. I can’t get enough of ordering boat parts, installing boat parts, and playing with… you guessed it, BOAT PARTS!
I wonder sometimes how people see us. It seems to be divided from what I can perceive from my conversations…
In one camp, you have the naysayers. “You’re too young to do this, you don’t have enough savings, you don’t have the right boat!” I take these people with a few grains of salt… and by that I mean I listen to what they say because there is likely some truth in it. They may be assholes in how they articulate their thoughts, but the point they make is non-the-less valid.
In camp two, the “I have no idea but it sounds cool!” people. They’re good for the soul. They need the most explanation but they feel good.
And in camp three, the positive people. We sold some old boat parts to a guy yesterday and he has been down to the Caribbean six times so far. He congratulated us on our decision and had nothing but support for our journey. The people at our Yacht Club are in this boat too (hehe pun). They are super supportive and only offer advice. They fuel us.
Anyway, regardless of the camp you fall in, we’re going and hope you follow along. There are a few ways to stay up to date on our adventure, whether you believe it to be deadly, or courageous. Insane, or inspiring.
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ladyksailing/
And lastly, but most importantly, I’m going to ask you for money heheheh.
Seriously, short term we have everything worked out but long term we will need to fund this adventure. The way people do this is through YouTube videos which we are releasing weekly, and through a website called Patreon. Don’t bail on me just yet, I’d honestly like you to read this…
Basically, Patreon allows you – our friends who follow us and enjoy our pictures and videos or just want to help, to send us a dollar or two here and there.
You go to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/ladyksailing
Sign up to send us a buck or two every time we release a new video (4 times/mo max).
We publish a video of our awesome adventure, you get to watch it, and we get a couple of your dollars. If enough of our friends and loved ones do this, we can sustain this adventure much more comfortably and safely.
Becoming a Patreon also get’s you access to the “Secret Treasure” section of our website which may or may not contain naked pictures… of our boat. 😉
Anyway, consider committing to send money. Thanks for reading, all the love to you and your peeps.