Friday, July 22, 2016

Let's get ready to ROOMBA...

This past week Mom posted the following on Facebook:

There are a lot of things I don't know. But one thing I do know is that a floor painted chocolate brown is not a good choice with two yellow labs. Jeff says we should get a Roomba but can you run those suckers 24/7....

We heard from several people who loved their Roombas, so an order was placed and today the Roomba arrived!

Daddy did the unpacking and setting up with a lot of help from the kids.

She had to go into her dock for a rest and charge before we could set her loose on the mountains of dog hair - I mean, those thousands of heavenly fibers of love and joy. The kids helped with that too.

We had to wait until the little "Clean" light turned green.

It took a while but finally she was ready. Would she pass the test?

We took her to the worst spot on the boat, the master stateroom floor. Mom has been laid up with a bad foot and the kids have been keeping her company. She's not able to easily vacuum and as is widely known, the male of the species has a deadly allergy to vacuum cleaners (and dishwashers and washing machines...).  We let her loose, wisely keeping the kids below.

She took off. So far so good.

After about a half hour of listening to her rumbling across the floor and one trip by Jeff to empty the dirt bin, Mom decided to hobble up to the stateroom to check things out. She was amazed. This is the same spot with the dog hair (I mean, thousands of heavenly fibers of love and joy) gone. At least, until the crew heads up for bed.

Tomorrow we unleash her on the salon and galley. We'll have to figure out where to keep the kids. Who says we don't know how to party on the weekends?

Friday, July 15, 2016

There She Goes...

This morning aCappella pulled away from the Zimmerman Marine dock with Daddy at the helm. She is being hauled out for bottom paint and a couple of other projects to get her ready to sell. Sadly, the crew was not onboard. Dylan and Dee Dee were banned to keep her dog-hair-free. Mom was stupid and fell and bunged up her foot...

So the whole crew watched from the upper deck of Red Head as she pulled into the bay where the travel lift awaited.

Dylan and Dee Dee watched intently as the home they have known for their whole lives was raised out of the water.

We still think she is a beauty. The kids are hoping the new owners will have a dog, or two, who likes to swim and carry lots of treats onboard. Maybe they could meet them in the Bahamas and show them the beach.

We had a lot of good years on that boat. Many good memories too. I think we're all gonna miss her a little...

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Home Sweet Home

It has been crazy! But Dylan and Dee Dee have finally made Red Head their home. In fact, they've settled in quicker than their mom and dad. Of course, no one has seen them packing and schlepping and cleaning...

And there was a lot of stuff!

But first, Dylan had to help pilot us from Brewer Capri in Port Washington, New York to Zimmerman Marine/Norview Marina in Deltaville, Virginia. He's still the world's best 1st Mate!

Fortunately, they were ready and waiting for us when we arrived.

Dee Dee was happy to be settled in after many long days of moving.

Here's to many years of cruising with two brunettes...

Two blondes...

And a Red Head.