Final Countdown

Six weeks before we move to Argentina!  Time is flying by this summer.  There are so many things we are doing to prepare for the big trip.  It's crazy!

A quick update on our progress:

SOLD!  We have the major large items we are selling either sold or listed.  There are three more key items left to sell.  I'm confident we'll have them sold before we leave.

PURCHASED! All but a few miscellaneous items on our 'Buy in the US' list are purchased.  Thats over 150 items (new list here)!  The poor UPS guy thinks we're crazy!  Every day there's a stack of boxes in front of the house.  I can't even remember what we purchased.  It has become a ritual - every afternoon I call the kids over, we open boxes (kids love opening boxes) and organize the new stuff downstairs.

DELAYED! Our boat is delayed 4-6 weeks.  It is what it is.  When it comes to planning dates around boat deliveries, the best advice I can give you is 'FUGGETABOUTIT'.  We are still flying out August 30th.  The extra time we'll have will be put to good use.  We're excited and can't wait!

PACKING! I'm heading down to Argentina in 2-3 weeks.  The purpose is to check on the progress of boat, find a condo/house to rent & transport down 5-6 large containers of 'stuff'.  This means we have little time to get our packing finished...and we're going crazy organizing.  YIKES!

CREWED! The trip from Argentina to Brazil and finally St. Lucia is crewed.  I am excited and relieved to have this complete.  The husband of a fellow Deloitte partner has volunteered to sail with myself and captain for 4-5 weeks!  It's a trip of a lifetime for both of us, and we're exited.  Stay tuned for more details.

PICTURES! Antares provided us with some pictures over the weekend.  I've posted them below.  I expect to have a lot more pictures and video of our boat when I return from Argentina.

So what's next?  Here is a quick overview of the next week and what to expect on the blog!
  • Sarah and I are flying out today for a class in Tampa on our Parasailor.  I'll be posting pics and video later this week.
  • Our NEW logo for the boat is coming along well.  Expect a posting and 'vote for our logo' entry soon!
  • Guys weekend camping & ATV video.  Just finished a 4 day trip near Aspen & Crested Butte.  Have some great video! 
That's it for now.  I have a LOT of catching up to do with the we've been SLAMMED over the past couple of weeks....


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