|Les and Dick moving the couch|
to the Pied-a-Mer
I feel like I should do an end-of-year wrapup here. We've been steadily following our plan. We now have two storage lockers in Seattle, because we were feeling like the one might not be sufficient once all the furniture gets moved. We've been filling and moving boxes to the storage units. We've sold several larger items on Craigslist. With help from our wonderful marina neighbors Dick and Susan, we moved our beloved daybed from the apartment to the boat, so in one sense the boat feels more like "home" now. Making it even more like home, our marina finally got reliable high-speed Internet.
We've got reservations for all the planes, hotels, and car rentals for the first month of our trip, along with some others in the middle. I've been in contact with my 25-year penpal in northern France (whom I've never met), and she's invited us to stay with them for a few days.
On the bad side, Les started to get panicky, a problem he often has with life changes. Not that he wants to back out, more that he wants to get the move over with and start the trip. With help from meditation, exercise, Zantac for stomach pain, and a talk with his doctor, he's doing much better now.
We're both really looking forward to 2015 and the adventures ahead.