Today was a big day for us. I spent most of the time today on shore playing with the kids. Barry was getting ready to take the engine out of the boat and he got a call from Captain Jeffery, a man Barry had met and talked to about our different struggles with the boat.
Jeffery owns and sails a couple boats, and he said he could fix the engine we had for a lot cheaper than buying a new one. He took Barry’s number and said he would call. Well he called today right as Barry was working on getting the engine out.
We decided to give it a shot. It we feel like we still can’t trust it (the engine) when all is said and done, then we will sell it to offset the cost of the new one.
Jeffery came and helped Barry take the engine out and lift it will our boom, then swing it out, over, and down into Jeffery’s dingy. They then took it over to a marina and they got it lifted into the back of the truck and took it to Captain Jeffery’s house.
He and Barry worked on it until later in the evening while I took the kids to the local library. Melody and I are reading books about Lions and safari animals. There is a Safari place by the airport that I am planning on taking the kids to next month and we are reading up on the different kinds of animals we will find. Melody is really excited.
We are all safe and sound and still having fun. The boat keeps looking better and better every day, and after playing hard all day Melody said “Mom I am ready to go home to our boat.”