Monday, February 19, 2018


We did not go to the Exumas, Bahamas last year so I have zero notes to refer to, however a good boater I am! I saved all previous notes. The inside of these couches are empty (ish) right now but in the next 2 to 3 weeks, they will be logged and jammed pack! Let my Walmart adventure begin!!

I have these two couches that you see, plus another one and under our master stateroom bed. Plus I fill up one shower stall.

Under the helm station in the pilothouse is usually a great big green garbage bag full of chips and munchies. 

One week before we leave I will finalize the provisioning by filling up the 2 freezers and the 2 fridges right to the maximum! The below picture demonstrates my great organizational skills. All these notes are great reference points. I totally understand them all and will base our 8 - 10 weeks of 
provisions needed on these notes.

The ladder leading down to our swim platform. The last step is suppose to be under water most of the time, hence all the barnacles clinging desperately to that step. The tides have been very low later in the day and a nuisance getting on and off the boat. (Flip Flops not the greatest, especially when one falls in this brackish water)

Friday, January 12, 2018


These 3 above photos are the BEFORE. They were worn out, cheap material and extremely sticky. We had to sit on towels and I avoided touching the couches with bare skin. We went and got all the couches recovered. They turned out so much better than we anticipated. So pleased with Covergirls in Stuart, Florida. 

This is what is looks like inside once all pieces on board (before it rains here). A giant jigsaw puzzle. There is only so much room to put everything and assemble the backs of the couches to the bottoms then the cushions to the correct couch. Lots of fun and humid! No more sitting on lawn chairs for the past week!

AFTER wow!

Now we can have visitors and no need to explain about this sticky furniture on board. Bring on the guests!!

Saturday, January 6, 2018


All of our couches are out of the boat being reupholstered with CoverGirls here in Stuart, Florida. So far they look so amazing. We are quite excited to get them all back onto Time Out. In the meantime the Rug Doctor is cleaning the carpets. Paul went to Winn Dixie and rented the Rug Doctor machine. Took us no time at all to clean the carpets including the stairs. Nothing sexier than a topless man cleaning the rugs! Salt water takes its toll on carpets and rugs. Start the season fresh.

We left snow and cold from our back yard here to the wonderful sunset! It is cool down here but no comparison to what is happening up north. We are so grateful to be down here.