Friday, December 10, 2010
Enjoying For Us, December '09-March '10
What a thrill to board our girl for the first time as owners! Never mind that the saloon was strewn with the countless boxes we had shipped down to her. Again, the KKY folks stepped up to the plate by allowing the boxes to be sent to their office. Not only did they accept a flurry of shipments, but they brought the boxes to For Us as well! Poor boat, she must have been wondering what the fuss was all about.
Our first day aboard was sheer confusion! The myriad of folks we had lined up to do "stuff" showed up during different points of the day. At one point, the boat looked like one of those casino boats (albeit on a very much smaller scale) with people coming and going. The electronics people were in the pilothouse, the carpenter was in the saloon, Tom was in the engine room and I was in the master (and only) stateroom calmly trying to get sheets onto the bed. Our girl hadn't seen this much activity since she was commissioned, I'm sure! That night we got to finally catch our breath and enjoy a few minutes together. Over dinner, we toasted everyone that had brought us to this wonderful point in our lives.