Monday, March 26, 2012

I don't care anymore!

Naw, it isn't what you think.

Up until now I have been keep a detailed account of the funds flowing into the boat. The latest revision shows over 5 SBUs have been spent on "repairs," more than 13 SBUs have gone to "equipment purchases", and there is an estimated 27 SBUs still to be spent on things like a dingy, motor, solar panels...its a long list.
This morning I puttered around installing an LED light bar in Deb's galley. It came in a box full of other LED lights to be installed here and there. Up until today I would have asked how much this box full of LED lights had cost so I could add it to my list. I would have also made sure to add the cost of our new fans to the list, one of which now resides in the V-berth. (Replacing the old one that did move air but had a bearing that screamed like a Tasmanian Devil while doing so, making it a bit hard to sleep.)

But you know what? I don't care anymore.

We had some money.  Deb needs more light in the galley and we needed the air to move around in the V-berth. Money goes to light people to get what we need, lights go into galley to get what Deb needs. Other money went to the fan people and now the air moves (quietly) in the V-berth. THE END.

Why bother counting what it costs and then mulling over it for the rest of my days? We have light, we have moving air, we will eventually have the rest of the stuff we need to get gone. Sure money will disappear. In fact lots and lots of money will disappear. But in exchange we will have a cruising boat and be gone ourselves.

Sounds like a good deal to me. In fact I think I'll start to cheer at every fading means we are getting closer.


Latitude 43 said...

Thanks, now I have that Phil Collins song in my head :)

Every time I think about the money pumped into the boat, I remember how much money I spent just on lawn care, when we owned a house. I immediately feel better. said...

Now you're talking! No sense in worrying too much about spending the money on things you actually need on the boat. I understand that it will all be worth it in the end. I cannot count the ways I've spent money on the house we live in, and I'll never see a return on that. It's an investment in living a comfortable life. Your life will be on that boat, and you'll be more comfortable for the money you've spent.