Now that we have a boat, the next step is to get it ready to be our home. While the boat is in pretty good condition, thers are items that need some attention as well as a couple refit upgrades that need to occur. But it is a bit difficult to do that from Colorado, so today I departed on a cross country road trip so I could work on the boat and/or oversee repairs and upgrades and learn. I'm writing this from my hotel room in Boonville, MO. and it is very late so I will keep this fairly short.
I am driving from Colorado to Florida so I will have a car while I work on the boat. In addition to working on the boat, since I currently work from home I will be continuing with my current software engineering job while on the boat in Florida. One of the advantages to the software gig...you can do it from anywhere. Unfortunately, we still have things to deal with in Colorado, so my wife is staying behind to work on wrapping all of that up.
This means that today was a somewhat bittersweet day. I am making positive steps to realize our dream, but it is coming at the cost of being away from my family. This will be the first time my wife and I will be apart for more than a week since we got married over twenty years ago. Even though I have visited a lot of places, I have also lived in Denver my whole life. While I know I will be flying back to Denver to help out a few times, these things combined to make me feel a bit sad as I watched the Rocky mountains disappear in the rear view mirror.
Well, I had better get some sleep since I have another long drive ahead of me tomorrow. Ought to be interesting since some of the states I will be driving through are ones I have not visited yet. Wish I had a bit more time to explore...maybe next time when my wife and our dogs will be with me.
I will post some pictures of the trip when I have a bit more time and a real computer to post from.