You see, Scott boxed up all of our belongings in Trinidad just before we sold Rasmus. He then took them all to a shipping company which was going to ship our boxes here to Ft. Lauderdale in "about a week". This was over a month ago. We just got word that the boxes are not going to ship for at least another week or two due to some sort of customs clearance issue and when they do finally ship, they're on the "slow boat" so it could take another week or more after that. It seems that during our extended stateside hiatus, Scott and I completely forgot about "island time". This was a mistake.
Not only are all of our tools in those boxes, but so is everything else - our dishes and cutlery, our pots and pans, most of our clothes, charts, our bosun's chair, portable electronics, books, spare parts, navigation aids, pillows, bedding...everything. Aside from the few duffles we have in our jalopy and our sweet baby, we are bare bones'n it down here. We've been living without most of that stuff for a long while now so waiting a couple more weeks isn't a problem, but the tools - well, that is a problem. I've always said Scott is super handy and can fix anything (literally, anything) but only when he's got his extensive tool bag handy. He's definitely more clever and resourceful than you're average Joe, but I don't even think MacGyver could help us here. The projects we have will need more than some dental floss, a roll of duct tape and a pocket knife to complete.
Or will they?....
Looks like we'll be hitting up the rental department of Home Depot!
* For $10 extra a night we upgraded from a motel to a hotel and boy oh boy does it make a difference! Much more comfy, significantly less sketchy and lots cleaner. We are happy nomads again.