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COVID Times

Posted on Sun 08 May 2022 in Landlubber Life

Last night, I updated the version of Pelican I use to generate the site, and fixed A LOT of layout issues with articles that I never cleaned up when we switched from using Wordpress. Still a lot of bit rot links that are gone forever, links to spreadsheets, etc.. But as I did that it was a lot of fun to take a trip down memory lane and remember all the fun things we have been so priviledged and fortunate to be able to do.

Let's get back into that !

Wow, last update was in January 2020 when we went to Winter Park. Well in February of 2020 we went to Zermatt for our 10th Wedding anniversary with friends. It was an amazing trip. Zermatt is so beautiful.

Aniversary Gang

This was right when COVID was starting to become the big news story. And from Zermatt we skied into Northern Italy which was a COVID hot bed at the time. One our friends thinks she got COVID either on this trip or the wayback, but the rest of us faired well.

When we got back to Seattle, Dawn was first asked to work from home because she had been travelling, but the next week the whole company went to work from home.

We still skied during COVID and that was such a stress reliever. We thought about geting kayaks. Couldn't find any. Also it would have been hard for us to store them.

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Still did some camping with friends. Socially distanced at the time because no one was vaccinated. Artie has been such a joy to give us a way to get out when the times were more scary. I will do some posts about Artie soon, as we've made some modifications.

Through these times, we've been careful, but not completely shut-ins (well except in the beginning). I had been going to Kraken Games, until they stopped asking (they never enforced) mask wearing. Kraken hockey games have been so much fun.

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Both Dawn and I are life long Flyers fan it is a little weird to now have two teams, but going to games is a blast and it helps when your seats are amazing.

Kraken Hockey

I'm not going to rehash two plus years of generally miserables times. But even with that, it was not all bad, and it is good we remember to make great things happen even when the days are dark as night.

Adventure is a foot!

Dawn and I have many irons in the fire and planning new and exciting adventures. With that, I plan to get back into the blog as it is a great time capsule and ocassionally its been enjoyable and helpful to others as well.


We are Liveaboards

Posted on Tue 10 May 2011 in Landlubber life

Dawn and I have been selling off, donating, gifting and throwing out everything at the condo which won’t go with us to the boat. For the past week we’ve had no place to sit Dawn's new Office but the floor and after tonight we will no longer have a bed. So that pretty much makes it official, as of tonight we’re officially moving aboard Deep Playa!

Part of moving aboard means making sure Deep Playa isn’t just a boat, but a seaworthy cozy home. Dawn has been doing the lion share of these projects; converting the shelves in the v-berth to cabinets, adding a cabinet at the head of the v-berth, lining the hanging locker with cedar, and testing out her new office (see pic at left).

Over the past few years, a non-trivial amount of blood has been lost, a LOT of sweat has been wiped from our brows and even a few tears from our cheeks and it feels damn good to say this so I’ll say it again (in caps even)…

WE ARE LIVEABOARDS !


Preparing to Move Aboard–Getting Rid of the Stuff

Posted on Mon 02 May 2011 in Landlubber life

Dawn and I held a Yard Sale this weekend to get rid of the stuff we’ve accumulated since we sold the house and moved into the condo bout 7 years (?? – Dawn knows) ago as well as stuff we’ve had forever but just doesn’t make sense to take on the boat. Prior to the big garage sale we also let our friends come over and get first dibs on things and immediately we were left with pretty much nothing to sit on! I had initially thought this was going to take a little longer, but all of a sudden I realized, we’re probably going to be liveaboards in a week or so!!

After the yard sale we took a very full car load of stuff to Goodwill and a stack of computer stuff to InterConnection being mindful to get receipt slips so we can itemize our deductions in our 2011 taxes.

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We still have a pile of “valuable” designer or “cool” clothes stack of sporting good stuff, a desk and a bedroom set, that we’re taking to Buffalo Exchange, 2nd Base and listing on Craig’s List respectively.

It’s nice to get rid of this stuff, but man will I miss those boots!


Happy Birthday Admiral Dawn

Posted on Fri 28 May 2010 in Landlubber life

Pirate Dawn

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Happy 29th Birthday (again?) ! Love, Cpt. Peaboy

P.s. Dawn is “The Admiral” as the lady of the boat is so frequently called in the world of sailing, but she’s not a web guru so I can post whatever pics I want of here and there’s little she can do about it but attack me in my sleep. :-)


We’re busy…

Posted on Wed 03 March 2010 in Landlubber life

Sorry I’ve not posted anything in a while. We’ve been busy tending to other matters.

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More on the boat later in the week.


ScanMyPhotos.com Price Increase

Posted on Thu 01 October 2009 in Landlubber life

I just got an email announcing new pricing:

While our last rate change was in 2007, in order to maintain our high level of customer service and upgraded technology infrastructure, certain adjustments will occur on October 10th.  The new rate schedule applies to prepaid fill-the-box photo scanning (\$149.95) and some standard photo scanning services (\$64.95 to scan up to 1,000 photos).  Always save 10% (up to \$25 by entering this promo code on the order page: TWITTER.

Click here to order by October 10th at the current rates!


Paper

Posted on Wed 30 September 2009 in Landlubber life

When we bought Deep Playa there was a file box of manuals and receipts which were almost fused together into a single paper brick. Paper and moist environments don’t mix so well. Since then I’ve been making progress on scanning all of those documents and where it makes sense I put them up on the web for all to have was drop.io/deepplaya. [NOTE: Drop.io is no more.]

Well one of the things we wanted to keep at hand but not take with us were all of the pre-digital photos that I have from my childhood that my mom sent me when I turned 30 as well as a bunch of things from college, about 1800 photos! I seriously though this would cost about \$1000 or at least \$500. Nope… only \$124.95 !!

www.ScanMyPhotos.com will scan all the photos you can fit in their box (roughly a shoebox) for \$124.95! You have to sort them all by size band them together and they just scan them all in size order. The send you a folded box and a shipping label in a US Postal Service envelope you unfold the box, tape it up fill it full and slap on the US Postal shipping label. They were not the highest quality scans of photos I’ve ever seen, but these were cheesy vacation photos from 1971-1981 on pretty crappy print paper anyway so it’s not like we were archiving artwork. The scans all look respectable and I’m happy that now I can take all my pics with me on the boat in digital format and send the originals back to mom for safe keeping. I highly recommend www.ScanMyPhotos.com !