Well, today Barry decided after working on the engine with Captain Geoffrey that this option (fixing it up) could be eliminated.  I don’t know enough about engines to explain it, but the engine didn’t have compression.

Geoffrey tried hard to convince Barry not to give up on it so quickly but we also realize that fixing engines is his livelihood and he was seeing a job melt away.

We ended up storing the engine with Alan Labbs (a gentleman from our ward in Jupiter that is a machinist.)  He will be a lot of help to us in other ways.  He use to make water makers and might be able to get us one at a cheap price.

Today we took our first shower from our solar shower.  Accept for the fact that it was dark and windy and the sun wasn’t shining, oh I already mentioned that, I could imagine that it might be a pleasant experience.  We just couldn’t stand going one more day without one.

We won’t torture the kids though.  We will wait until it is nice and sunny and make it a happy memory for them to enjoy.  Actually it wasn’t as bad as it sounds, but it sure helps us appreciate the warm water we have always taken for granted.

Warm water is nice, but here in Florida it isn’t something we need.  Need, and want are two different things and taking care of my son is what I need to do right now, bye.


About Trisha Perkins

Hi, my name is Trisha Perkins. I was born in St. George Ut, and raised in many different places. California, Texas, Panama, North Carolina, and Utah have all been home for me. My family moved back to St. George Ut after my father left the army. I was home schooled most of my school years, then enrolled for long distance schooling from an accredited high school. I taught gymnastics and swimming for 3 years. Then I realized I wanted to learn more about children, because I didn't know enough about them and I wanted to be prepared for motherhood. I taught montessori preschool for one year, then I went to a summer camp in New Mexico to teach horse back riding. Now I have to back up a little. A couple of my friends had gone to this same summer camp to teach the year before and one of their friends from camp tagged along with them back to St. George. Here enters the Pioneer. My life would never be the same. I tapped into a soul that I didn't know the voltage of. I met Barry Perkins. He proposed to me while scuba diving off of the Californa coast. We were married in the St. George temple on October 16th 2004. We have always wanted to give our children the best education. Leadership education! We wanted to travel and let them experience different cultures and countries and read great books and be a united family. So here we are starting off on a journey of a lifetime.

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  1. Karina says:

    Good idea waiting for it to be a good experience for the kids. Glad you’re so flexible; you’re a better woman than I am 🙂

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