1. A first aid kit has been assembled and neatly boxed up in appropriate white “waterproof” bins and cute mesh bags containing such item groups as “Dental” and “Clean-up” (that’s the betadine, et al.) and “Holy Shit Gaping Wound Closure” have been geniusly crafted on this little beauty.
Mom will donate left-over and hopefully not too expired Vicodins for emergencies (what are moms for?) and we found a willing doctor to write the rest of the heavy med scripts! We are so set.
Behold the First Aid Bins:
2. Also sewn on the wee petite antique machine were these Net Things that cover the, uh, Cubby Things on the boat so that the contents don’t go flying across the cabin when we bump into the big water. The downside to this improvement is that Joshua and I will no longer be able to play the “What Went Crash” game. We’ll get over it.
3. OH, and new sparkling clean dry cushions for the forward bunks have been made using rejected (i.e., free! Thanks Bill!!!) closed-cell foam pieces from CCushions. I did not sew these on the wee machine but on the burly Sailrite machine. That lovely color is “China Blue,” in case you were wondering. You may pronounce this with a Texas accent.
4. Provisioning! I have successfully purchased toiletries and spices. I had to go to probably 5 different stores to get it all too. If the food-buying part takes me nearly as long as buying our shampoo, we might get out of here by spring 2006.
5. Lastly, Joshua and I continue to improve our vocabulary by watching movies in Spanish.
* Pincho perro (Thanks! Amores Perros)
* Puta madre, hijo de puta, puta mierda (courtesy of Motorcycle Diaries)