“It makes me feel closer to nature.”
These are the things that Rich says that make me question his sanity. Carrying five-gallon jugs of water back and forth to fill our water tanks every other day makes you feel closer to nature?
Now that winter’s over and the water is back on at our dock, the idea of lugging heavy jugs of water back and forth so I can do the dishes makes me feel a bit cranky. But thankfully we don’t have to do that because there’s a hose right next to our boat that we can use to get the job done. Yes, I’m a little spoiled by the modern luxuries I had when I lived on land—running water, hot running water, not sharing a bathroom with my neighbors—and I am not giving this one up anytime soon!
But one thing’s for sure, I sure do love that guy. I know we’re married and I’m supposed to know everything there is to know about him, but I like that he can still surprise me like that. While I’m pretty sure he was at least partly kidding about hauling the water, he makes a good point: Living on a boat definitely brings us closer to nature. Yes, even in Jersey City. And there’s something really cool about that. I’m a city girl at heart, but now I love coming home to the marina after a long day at work and the way the quiet slowly calms me, melting away all the noise I hadn’t even noticed while I was in Manhattan. On warm nights I can sit in the cockpit watching another beautiful sunset with only the water lapping against the hull and the chatter of the ducks and geese as my soundtrack. What’s not to like?