My feet are throbbing and when I sit down on the galley floor to put away things it is hard to get back up again. In fact, I look up longingly wondering if I am ever going to make it up! But, 24 hours ago I was feeling panicky, stressed and all sorts on top of all that, and now, although tired, I think I will actually be able to make charter.
We installed cleats and chained and locked up our two new boats as much as we could on dock, as that is as close as this weeks guests are getting to see that we DO actually have new ones as we have no time to switch over tenders. We figure we can next week as we can leave the two tenders on dock for our maintenance guy, Felix, to swap over and just take the run around on charter as it will be easier to manage as a tender since Richard and Lisa, Bazza and I will all be there.
So, Cape Cod Pirates, our old dinghy may remind you of the old 30 year one you have at the lakehouse!
The princess is running around Puerto Rico shopping, drinking margaritas and I also hear rumors of casino's...We all do enjoy Puerto Rico very much. It is the "big city" after Tortola. Me, well, once I managed to get myself picked up off the floor I looked at my fridge to see what it was lacking and it actually at that time looked like a fair bit. So I did the normal yesterday afternoon and went to Bobbys, Cash and Carry, Riteway, and One Mart and walked up and down all the aisles. It was hard work, but I managed to catch quite a few things that filled the holes in the fridge quite nicely... I am sure there will be a couple trips to the grocery store this week. And I never did find any starbucks frappucino for my mocha frappucino's yet!!!!!!
Tonight our guests have a sleep over on the boat. That means we "kind of sort of" are supposed to be ready this afternoon, but as long as they have clean beds I am not too concerned! They took the fast ferry at noon today over from St THomas and the plan was to spend the afternoon shopping in Roadtown, having lunch at Pusser's etc etc, so we sent Conner in to town before deck cleaning duties to pick up all the luggage for them so they did not have to make two taxi trips back and forth with luggage. Here he is rolling it down the dock...I wonder if we could make any money by having "virtual holidays" guests send then luggage here, we take it around for the week and take pictures of it in various breath taking places??? Seems like it would be somewhat easier!
Now, remember that this group has BEEN on the boat before. In fact, they have been on the boat MORE then once!!! They told me that they have learnt and they pack light! I may want to question them what "light" exactly is as this does not appear to Conner to be too light. They said they had "gear" in there. Well, they are not SCUBA divers so I am not sure what type of "gear" they exactly have!
Bazza has been swamp dog busy since arriving on island. He just THOUGHT he was a kept man. Yes folks, he is STILL whining that he has not gotten a vacation! What does he think he was doing the last 4 months? Visiting relatives or something????
He replaced the membranes in the water maker yesterday afternoon, as water that was so salty that I could not even drink it, was not that handy. It is much better now. He was busy taking apart his ROV crate this afternoon, NOT because the ROV is coming on the boat quite yet, but because he had to get my housing for my camera and my SCUBA gear out of there!
Plus he had some electronic bits that he brought that he is busy filling up the office with now....
As an aside buried at the end of this post is the news that yesterday WAS a very busy day, as although Bazza said we could not buy anything else, apparently we COULD buy something else and Bazza and I have now bought BACK Yacht Promenade. You have got to know that a business is good when we buy it BACK! So, you can probably look forward to a Kerry and Bazza and Richard and Lisa owned and ran charter boat in the future if all goes according to plan...Unless of course someone else who might have an idea what is involved and what it entails to run a charter boat wants to buy a very good one?????
Yes, you will probably get more details then that at some point, but not this afternoon! We will let the coconut telegraph suck on that for awhile!