My boyfriend came home one day and asked, "So do you want to move to a smaller place?"
I unenthusiastically replied, "No!".
He was not done with the conversation and let me know that he had a wonderful idea. Now, I've heard wonderful ideas and I can assure you that this is not one of them, but I let him continue. After letting him finish and finding out that he was quite serious about giving up land for water; we started looking for a boat.
He did not want just any boat. He wanted a CHEAP boat that we could fix up and eventually live in someday. As he finished school and his internship, I hunted down every cheap boat that could be found. With much luck, I found a boat that is within 15 minutes, it is inexpensive, but runs.
Now, the photos and why this project will last longer than I ever wanted it to:
Some of the more observant people (okay anyone that is not blind) can see that there are no windows. The DIYer is currently at the boat putting in the window. I offered to help, but I don't think he trusts me with power tools.
The one thing that eased my mind a bit is that there is a hatch at the front of the boat (in the sleeping cabin) so if the boat catches on fire in middle of the night, while the guy bravely puts the fire out, I will get off the boat and run for my life without having to worry about making it to the back door.
This is one of the biggest adventures yet for me. I am excited about living on the water, but nervous about freezing to death during the winter! The cleaning will be fun, the renovations will be awesome, and many fun memories will be made on this boat.
But when vacation time comes, I want dry land to put my feet on!
I have been thinking of names for the boat. "Don't be stupid, Moron!" isn't a favorite of the guy. I think that "Brenda is awesome" is a little pretentious. If you have a name for the boat, please leave a comment!
The boat needs to be on the water on July 1st because the last day at the apartment is June 30th. Wish us luck and come back for updates! The boating project will continue until we decide boats suck or we build the mother ship.