Saturday, April 28, 2012

17 Days Until Launch

Every day I see my dream…it is getting so close and my nerves are on edge…my head spins so much I feel like Linda Blair…lol…just keep the pea soup...ha ha ha

 I have spent the week getting the truck and camper ready…new tires, brakes checked, oil changed, fluids checked, cylinders repacked and topper for the truck…the camper needed new tires, registration, insurance and wheel bearings got fresh packed…copies of all paperwork have been left with the shelter, in case we should need them

I have prepared my clients for my trip…I will miss them…the Publishing Company has been left in Chris’s hands, Chris is also handling the congregation- I trust him…I did my exit interview at school and took my final in feng shui, checked out with the dept head and bursar…all I have to do is paddle and go to class…wave on, wave Miagie school of paddling...too funny…I have gone over all my accounts with Dale so Walter will have some help while I am gone- I have faith in them both…they gardens have been weeded and had compost scratched into the soil- they will have to hang in until I get back

Tomorrow will start at Atonement Church on SR54 in Wesley Chapel, FL…we will have the blessing of the boat and the journey…Pastor Scott is a great guy and has stood by to help with the paddle in any way he could…I have been blessed to have him in my corner…he helps many in our community…he does not care who you call God, just that you call- when this comes from the heart the energy from this sentiment is amazing and I want that on this paddle…Taylor will be making video on this event so I should have it for you Monday…I am excited to see his talent flow…

Tomorrow afternoon…hmmm…Debbie and I are supposed to repack and make a list of missing items:/…I know what we are supposed to do…but, if I always did what I was supposed to, I would not be the Girly Pirate…I wonder if we can sneak off to the beach….maybe we can do both;)

Monday is a client day…I also have to take the camper to get the new tires out put on…Tuesday is a final walk through on the camper-I will pack anything we will not need until out arrival in St Augustine on May14…maybe I can sneak to the beach again;)

OMG…this is really happening…it is all coming together…I am scared, excited, proud, confident, nervous- all at the same time…I will so miss my family and animals….this is something I must do…they understand-they are worried, but they trust me…my friends are being very supportive…the energy has been so wonderful to feel….

All of this is about donations to a shelter for battered/abused women…many people think I am crazy- to these people I ask you to call Trish (352)521- 3358 and pledge a donation, if I make the trip from North Peninsula State Park in Florida to Old Orchid Beach, Maine in under 60 days you will donate $X… if you are one of the pessimistic sort you can pledge $X on the fact I won’t make it…if you think I can pull this off you can donate on my page (PayPal) or go to any SunTrust Bank- tell them you want to donate to the Sunshine Paddle…either way it is a win/win…

I feel like a horse straining at the bit…I am ready to run…my muscles seem to flex of their own accord…my motions are not fast, but they are deliberate and carry resonance…how else can I explain…I got my hata blockas on and have lost the ability to hear/listen negative crapp…emotions are running high at the moment…the work being done by Sunrise of Pasco is very important…at the rate of budget cuts more women and children will get killed/hurt…It is my hope to help these women get to safety- in a manner that will let them be a whole human being…I have had to relive what happened in my life…this is so not easy and makes me thankful for I am at-also kicks my ass emotionally…if it keeps one woman safe, I did my job:)…so much going on in my brain

Well I hope this gives you some insight…if you are trying to reach me, call the house- if you get no answer please leave a message…I have been on the phone so much the phones die…I will post once more the day before we leave

May the wind be at your back,

Captain D

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