Captain's Log, Thursday, June 23, 2011
Yesterday morning my 1st mate husband stayed on board to help prepare the ship for our Swedish visitors to come aboard. My youngest crew member set to dust the poop deck as the oldest set out to sea around the ship to clear the waters of foreign matter.
The visit was delightful and successful as we set a controlled fire on the deck and grilled pizza and made s'mores for dessert.
I slept in this morning until the plumbing woke me as one of my crew awoke to use the facilities. Alas, she only responded to the call of nature and quickly retreated to her private quarters. I found myself the lone person in the galley aside from the parrot who greeted me with a cheery "good morning."
The rest of the crew has finally risen from their slumber. I've decided to go easy on the crew this first week as I devise a plan for the more strenuous leg of our journey starting next week. I don't wish to strain my teenage crew too early in our voyage.
So I will not require any chores today, especially since the deck was swabbed thoroughly the day before. One crew member must go to shore for her summer job for a few hours. The other crew member and I will accompany her in order to acquire a temporary crew person. This person will be for entertainment value only. It will be a good beginning to my crew's summer and will hopefully make them happy for several weeks to come.
I have no immediate plans myself except to devise some grub for this evenings meal as we are on a tight budget and have not been able to afford a full time cook. Perhaps I will scrub the outside of the ship or organize the Captain's quarters in preparation for the harsh weeks to come.