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Tick, Tick, Tick!
Time is ticking by! The last few days have been pretty busy, getting the house ready for Ike and Adam, my house sitters from Austin. They arrive next Wednesday, and I want everything to be ready so that they can enjoy themselves - and the house! And the kitties, of course!
It seems like there are so many little things that have to be done before I can leave - trash and recycling, stop the mail, clear out the closets, make sure there are extra sheets and towels available, mow the lawn, copies of important documents and on and on! It's a lot different to going away for a few days, or packing up to move completely. Sort of a mixture of the two. There are some things I will get once I get to Socal, like a new bathing suit and shorts (not hot items here in the PNW), sunscreen, another not so hot item here, as well as bug spray. There will be a much better selection down there. I've had my typhoid and Hep A shot and am getting malaria pills next week. I haven't seen that they have zika there, but hopefully, being offshore with a good breeze, we will be fine. And at the Maya Mountain Lodge, we will probably have mosquito nets and/or air conditioning. Also, I thought it would be a good idea to read up on Belize, as the books I have are dated way back in 1999! I'm sure the country hasn't changed THAT much, except for more hotels etc, but it's best to have up-to-date facts and figures. So I bought The Rough Guide to Belize and have it as an e-book on my iPad which will make it easy for everyone to use on the boat. My next job is to make a list of all the good places to go around here - sort of a handbook for Ike and Adam. And for the Airbnb people this summer. Then I will turn it into a 48-hours in Port Townsend article!
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