Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Post #100

New Transmission Installed Today
[Maryanne]Today feels like a birthday. We have a shiny new transmission installed, and all seems to be working well. My new phone arrived last weekend, my broken west marine cart is being replaced and delivered for free. All we are waiting on now is our autopilot controller and we will be 100% back with all systems go.

I know I've gone on a bit about the transmission - after all, sailors for centuries managed without engines of any kind. But if you can imagine losing your water heater in your house in the middle of winter. Yes, you CAN live without it, you can boil water on the stove, run to the neighbor for a hot shower and generally make do, but really who would want to when you know you can have hot running water again just a plumber away! Losing the transmission is a bit like that.

I'm sure Kyle will want to test out the new transmission thoroughly next time he is home, I did a few quick tests while the mechanics were here, and all seemed well.

Oh - and Blogger tells me this is the 100th post - so for those of you still reading - CONGRATULATIONS, a milestone has been reached.


Karen said...

Actually, you and Kyle both deserve the congratulations. You've managed to document your lives in an entertaining, down-to-earth, informative yet thoroughly enjoyable way, allowing us to learn about and share in your travels, just as if we were there with you in person. (Although I'm glad I wasn't there for a couple of the experiences you described!) Fingers x'd for a speedy repair of the autopilot and a 'mechanically-UNchallenged' future! :-)

Let's see..... 100 posts in roughly 6 months..... I hope you're still posting (and I'm still reading) on your 1000th-post anniversary!

Happy sails!

kate said...

Congratulations on all counts! I'm so impressed with your mechanical prowess, Maryanne. Enjoy your hot water!

Mommy Dearest said...

Still reading, of course! Wouldn't miss it for the world