Saturday, 22 January 2011
We are Moving....
Okay, so to let you in on what's happening. Today Pete and two lovely friends, Chris and Ian, sailed Carpe Diem round from her winter berth and moored her alongside Bonnie. She is looking a little scruffy and neglected, but nothing that a good wash won't sort out. In my last post I said that the kids would be moving back into the house, well we decided to move out! All our 'stuff' will be stored in one of the bedrooms in the house and the kids get the rest of it, whilst we live on Carpe Diem and get on with the barge. It makes sense. It gives my son and his girlfriend somewhere a bit more stable to live, especially as it looks very likely that it will be a long, long time before they can buy somewhere of their own. They just want somewhere that they can stay in longer than six months (Rob wants to keep chickens!). They will pay the bills etc so it gives us more money to use on the barge and Pete will also be able to spend a lot more time on the barge. Carpe Diem has heating, shower etc so we will hardly be 'roughing it'! Also, having the barge next door will give us the illusion of more space and we will be able to use my 'office' on the barge for more storage space.
So it's all change and I am frantically packing everything up before they move in on Tuesday. We won't actually move on to the yacht for another couple of weeks, as we have to clean it, take of all the boatie stuff and put on what we need to live. Watch this space!