Monthly Archives: September 2014

Maintenance Month

Let It Be is not chartered during September, so TMM is using this month to take care of some general upkeep so she will be in great shape for the next charter group.

Most of the items will go unnoticed by our guests, but we are happy to see some items removed from our To Do list.

One of our favorite features of the Helia is the large window and door that opens from the salon to the cockpit.  The door and window were a bit finicky from the very beginning and were a factory warranty issue.

30/08/2012, Cogolin (FRA,83), Chantier Fountaine-Pajot, Helia 44

TMM has worked on this issue several times and now has adjusted the door and window so they work properly.  I’m glad this distinguishing feature is now as awesome as it can be.

Most of the maintenance items will be undetectable but they do keep LIB in excellent working order so our guests can be confident that all systems on board work well.  Our goal is to provide a very well maintained boat because the last thing we want is a mechanical issue to mar your vacation.


What Does My Desk Say?

I am guilty of a messy desk.  I never seem to get it completely cleared of paper.  In fact, it usually has disheveled but somewhat organized piles of paper covering most of the surface.  Instead of allowing this disorganization to weigh heavily on my mind, I’ve decided to take refuge in the wisdom of Albert Einstein:


“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?”

So to my fellow messy desk jockeys, let’s take heart in Einstein’s brilliance and remember that our messy desks are simply a reflection of our dazzling minds.

Okay, that might be a stretch!  And I will admit that I really wish I was better at keeping my desk clean.

But mostly, I can’t wait until I LIVE ON A BOAT and I no longer receive paper mail!!!



Lacking a Majority

Lately I have vacillated about our plan to live on Let It Be.  Why? Perhaps because living on a boat is a fairly unique choice.  Most of the people I know think the idea of leaving a spacious home and community for a gypsy lifestyle on a small boat is ridiculous.


As I struggled with my hesitation, I reflected upon an isolated sunset Frank and I shared on LIB.  We climbed up a steep, rocky shore and looked out at LIB where she sat alone: beautiful and serene with the option to become a sufficient and complete sanctuary. Within her hulls we could create a home in which we can sail to whatever adventures we choose to pursuit.


Mark Twain once said, “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

Certainly the preponderance of our friends are not considering a sailing life.  So if I assume Twain’s attitude, there is no need for me to pause and reflect or to question our plans.  Instead, I should feel free to proceed without hesitation; confident in our minority…




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