Jen’s Journal – May 6, 2020

Day 312: Bokeelia, FL

Sunny and warm.

We are preparing to go back to Michigan. We created a list of things to do, so that we don’t forget anything. Today is six days prior to departure, and we are pretty good with our schedule.

Seven days prior to departure:

  • Go for one last boat ride
  • Determine which frozen food you can take and plan the rest for the next weeks meals
  • Do one last grocery order
  • Wash the cars and clean up around the yard

Six days prior to departure:

  • Go for one last boat ride
  • Go for one last bike ride
  • Wash the cars that you didn’t bother to wash yesterday
  • Consult with homeowner for what last minute tasks he would like us to accomplish

Five days prior to departure:

  • Go for one last boat ride
  • Hook up porch plant watering system
  • Ration out beers and other cold drinks for the last few days

Four days prior to departure:

  • Go for one last boat ride
  • Hand scrub the floors and clean the walls

Three days prior to departure:

  • Go for one last boat ride
  • Plan the next three days meals. Food in the refrigerator should be consumed by this time
  • Load Arvi‘s refrigerator with any food that is not in the three day plan

Two days prior to departure:

  • Go for one last boat ride
  • Scrub kitchens and bathrooms, using bleach
  • Wipe out refrigerator and stove
  • Finish cleaning out workshop

Last day prior to departure:

  • Make up some biscuit breakfast sandwiches for the road
  • Go for one last morning boat ride
  • Get boat on trailer
  • Load boat with supplies
  • Cover boat, hook it to Arvi
  • Wash bedding and make bedroom real pretty
  • Now we cook in Arvi
  • Tonight we sleep in Arvi

Day of departure:

  • Use the facilities one last time
  • Wipe everything down and leave
  • Notify friends who have offered to pray for our trip
I washed “the island car” car today. Two days later, after heavy wind, the surfaces were covered in dust again.

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