Monday, October 17, 2011

Time To Head Back To Panama

Celebrating my birthday with
Kelly and Charlie

Apollo, the best dog ever
Well, it's been an eventful summer, what with buying a condo, gutting it, putting it back together and buying furniture, but it's time to head back to the boat and do all the cleaning and painting (woodwork) all over again.  Had a wonderful summer, and Kelly and Char,  Shaun and Kali were great for putting up with us for the two months until we got into the condo.

It was a ton of work, but we love our new place.  Got into our old condo complex, buying a ranch instead of a townhouse.  Let's eliminate all the stairs we can!  The basement is huge, and with all the kids bringing old toys over, we lose them down there and have peace and quiet on the main floor.  And, I have to say, I love my new queen size bed.  That's not to say we don't love the boat, but since we've been living aboard full-time since 2005, with only a few breaks, it's a nice change.  The boat is for sale, but we hope to get one more cruising season out of her.  If it doesn't sell, we'll sail back to the States in April, put her on the hard in Georgia, and winter in the Bahamas until she sells.  We've done that before and loved it.

Heading back to Panama in a couple of days, not too soon for Dennis who is craving the heat!

Up on a ladder - I hate that!

Cody, I thought you were working

The living room before

The living room after

Dennis scraping the kitchen vinyl

Relaxing in his new lazy boy
with the dining room in the background

The Murray family

The Piehler family
My birthday necklace with
all the grandkids

Brooklyn wasn't tired

Parker and Brooklyn
ready for school

Parker is in there somewhere

Brooklyn, Madison, Ryenn, Taylour, Parker and Emmy
with Avory in front