Major progress day

July 7th, 2008 by Kip "Galley Master" Jones

Last night around 5:00 Randy, Jenny and Quinlan joined us for a last night on the boat.  We had supper, went to town for ice cream, and then came back to see their pictures of their great time on Prince Edward Island.  Quinlan got one more cooler bath before we all went to sleep :-)  After breakfast they packed up their things and headed for Halifax and their trip to Boston and then on to California Wednesday.

We then moved Geraldine to the fuel dock and two mechanics came aboard and began to sort out the fuel line blockage and cleared out some debris that had blocked the line. Now we can draw fuel from all four tanks versus just two and this was such a relief.  Stuart advised Walt on replacing the oil pressure switch which fixed our get home motor problem.  This is a back up system that runs off the generator and propels the boat in case of an emergency.  Of course we gave away two pounds of Peets coffee to these talented men!  Thanks for all the prayers.

After seeing all the work going on, a neighbor from a near-by boat asked if he could bring us dinner he had cooked and gave me 15 minutes to get the table set!  We were treated to BBQ chicken, red potatoes and veggies John had made!  The people here in Nova Scotia have been so nice to us.

Today we also remembered mom’s going on to be with the Lord five years ago now.  I painted a frame and spelled out her name using nautical flags “Geraldine” and mounted it in the galley because she was always interested in what was coming out of the kitchen and wanted it to be good!

 

2 Responses to “Major progress day”

  1. Paul and Kay Tokar Says:

    It is such fun to watch your progress, and to see the answers to prayer as you solve one problem after another. Praise the Lord for his provision of helpful people along the way. We love you. With prayers to the Omnipotent One for your safety, Kay and Paul

  2. Martin and Lorraine Smith Says:

    Who would’ve expected God to use blocked fuel lines to introduce you to good Nova Scotians? Our Good Shepherd is always caring for us in ways that are beyond our imagination. We’re inspired (as usual) by your patient waiting upon the Lord who delivers us… perhaps it looks more patient on this side of the internet, than there :) God speed and bless you.

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