Final Countdown: 4 Days

September 19, 2011

With just 4 work days between me and the life I have dreamed about, things are getting a bit hectic. We’ve been frantically dealing with last minute details like: shredding 25 hard drives and 26 backup tapes; buying a watermaker, swim ladder, coffee roasting drum; fleshing out the amazing first aid kit that Vick’s mom made with prescriptions etc; trying to cram in as much time with friends as we possibly can; etc. We are in a strange state of limbo that leaves us feeling neither excited nor particularly stressed. It’s hard to be too stressed when you are counting down to a dream life, and it’s hard to be excited when you have so much to do. Instead I find myself looking ahead and feeling brief moments of exhilaration which I quickly squelch so that I can stay focused. It’s like dreaming about someone else’s life.

So in lieu of a real blog post, I’m going to drown you with some snapshots of the lighter moments of the last week. Stick with us. In just two short weeks I’ll be writing fascinating accounts of our trip south, replete with the full emotional bounty of the first days of our new life!


  1. Comment by Deirdré Straughan

    Deirdré Straughan September 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Warmest congrats, best wishes, and bon voyage!

  2. Comment by Abigail

    Abigail September 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Miles is starting to look like a big kid! (Commenting on the photos and not on you leaving, clearly. 🙂

  3. Comment by CJ

    CJ September 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

    The flurry of activity will be followed in three days by the enormous realization that you are actually doing it (not just planning it anymore)! Here’s wishing you the calm in which to absorb and steep yourselves in such an incredible reality. I will be giddily following your adventures from afar!

  4. Comment by Pale MoonDove via Facebook

    Pale MoonDove via Facebook September 23, 2011 at 8:20 am

    We wish you all the happiness and adventure in the world…keep safe…and have a time of your lives!!!

  5. Comment by Amanda as a bee

    Amanda as a bee September 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Bon Voyage indeed! Good on you for doing it and following your dream! Have a great time sailing and we’ll be reading!

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