Despite our love of industrial strength velcro, I busted out Scott's awesome pocket drill and started drilling holes in the boat. The fans that we have come with sticky tape (as well as screws) and we originally mounted them with the tape, with the understanding that if we liked their placement after "living with it" for a little while, we'd permanently mount them. So that's what I did. I also mounted our emergency flashlights, varnished some spice racks and mounted them in our aft bathroom for a little extra counter space. Living on a boat is so much nicer when it's comfortable and homey (and not "camping") so I sprang for some nice memory foam pillows, as well as a nice new bed spread and some outdoor pillows to brighten up the cockpit which has become my preferred reading nook.
In other news, our new dinghy and inflatable stand-up paddle board arrived yesterday. Incredibly excited about these two things. I will share pictures once we have them all set up on the boat, at the moment the dinghy is still in the box and I'll need Scott to help me get it onto the boat and our davits. We're looking very forward to cruising the canals around here on these new toys before we put Florida in our rear view mirror.
My sister flies in today too. Her boyfriend is a musician who is playing on some jam band cruise and she decided she needed a break from chilly Portland, OR to hang out with him down here when his ship comes in. Of course it didn't hurt that we happen to be here too.
It's going to be an exciting and fun couple of days around here!