Monday, March 7, 2011

Testing 1, 2, 3

We're down to the wire now...10 more days until we leave for the Marquesas.  One of my items on my list of to do's is to make sure I can email posts to the blog.  So here is my first test.

My plan is to email our position and general weather conditions, catch of the day, deepest, darkest thoughts (well, maybe not) daily so that all of our friends, family and followers won't worry too much about us while we're crossing that big pond out there.  I won't be able to upload any pictures since I'll be sending the emails through our SSB radio, so you'll have to wait until we get there to see those.  We're anticipating anywhere from 17-21 days - give or take.

All that's really left to do (from a big project standpoint) is to change the oil and provision.  I'm sure I'll be complaining about the small things over the next few days but in general, we're ready to go.  Even Jake is ready.  He asked me this morning if we couldn't just go ahead and leave - "I'm ready for the South Pacific."

So there you have it.  I'm going to stop now and keep this short in case my little test doesn't work.  Keep us in your prayers and please don't forget to follow!  It's really nice to have this connection back to everyone and it means a lot to us that we can spend our days with you, even if it's just through my big mouth on the internet.  It can get lonely out here :).


Brad said...

Very cool. Guess it works.

I spent my weekend sound proofing my heater installation. Bet you don't need a heater, especially where you're headed!

Hope you're saving space for some fresh
Ramen noodles. Never know when you might get a craving. LOL

Del Viento said...

Wow, I'm excited for you and your family. Best wishes for a safe passage and we'll be following along--you and the rest of the crossers--learning from your adventures.
Michael, s/v Del Viento

Papa Mac said...

Looks like you got the SB working good.Is that right, side band.. Not like Sweet Old Boy. We enjoy your E-mails so much, one of the high lights of the day, if not THE one. Love you guys..

Nicole said...

Awesome! We are thinking of you guys daily! Love you all.

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