We have been back in Guatemala one month, but not back on Take Two! We returned to supervise the bottom job (a one-week process) and decided to do more work. We rented a beautiful house on the Rio Dulce and have been zooming back and forth each day to work on the boat, socialize, or provision in town. This is a snapshot of our daily routine for the month of November.
6:00 am. Jay and Tanya up early for morning quiet time, coffee, and yoga in the rancho overlooking the water.
7:30 am. Breakfast prep, kids start getting up to do school, Jay goes to the boat to work on projects.
8:30 am. Breakfast, morning devotions, school work.
12:00 pm. Lunch, Jay returns in the dinghy to work from home for the afternoon. Finish school day after lunch.
2:00 pm. Tanya goes with Sam and Rachel to the marina to hang out with other boat families or to town to buy produce and get dinner supplies. Big kids finish school and practice music.
5:00 pm Tanya returns as the sun begins to set over the Rio. If there’s time, Jay and Tanya have a chat over sunset drinks in the rancho.
6:00 pm. Dinner prep with one of the kids. Free time for everyone else.
8:00 pm. Story time for Rachel while big kids finish dishes/evening chores.
9:00 pm Jay and Tanya head to bed to read until they pass out. Rachel and Sam to bed. Big kids watch a movie, send emails, or read until their bedtimes.
The boat is supposed to go back in the water at the end of the week, when we’ll begin the process of moving back home, cleaning the boat, and readjusting to the space. I’m hoping to get back to a daily ukulele practice and to find more down time to read or write. Jay is hoping to get the boat back in good condition. The kids are looking forward to sleeping in their own beds again. We’ll all begin thinking and talking about what comes next for Take Two, probably a trip north to Mexico.