Ever since we had the mast pulled, we’ve had a huge hole in the floor. The mast is between the boys’ bedrooms so there have been planks of wood there since then. The boys literally have to “walk the plank” each time they need to use the bathroom. Since the mast is done, the mast boot is in (that keeps water from running down the mast into the boat), and the lifelines are back on again (that was a priority), the floor was next on the list. The boys are very happy about that! No more walking a balance beam several times a day…though I think it’s made them a bit more graceful on their feet. 😉
I can’t believe August is almost over! We have (almost) survived another hot, hot, hot season in Florida! We are crossing our fingers that the hurricane season will stay quiet (knocking on teak!) and that we are spared another extremely wild ride this year. We’ve had hurricanes and tropical storms every year since moving to Florida and this quiet period has been a huge blessing.
If you haven’t signed up for our Fall, 2019 24-Hour Short Story Contest, don’t delay! It’s right around the corner! Read the details here:
- My Foot Found the Hole in the Boat Floor!
- Our Sailboat Has Been Demasted!
- Sitting on a Bucking Bronco Toilet!
- Another Falling ON the Boat Accident! (Yes, really…)
- Annoying Neighbors!
Angela Hoy lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. She is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, and AbuzzPress, and the author of 19 books. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at GotNoTanLines.com.
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Angela Hoy's popular online class is now available in book format!
Remember Your Past
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- Using Angela's MEMORY TRIGGERS, recall memories that have been dormant for years
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