Not exactly afraid “of” the boat. I’m more terrified by the fact that I have no idea of how boats work. I’m fairly certain that every noise is a direct result of my nautical ignorance which will immediately result in the boat meeting her demise. As I settle into bed I hear something kick on. Do I look? What exactly am I looking for? And what on earth do I do if it looks “wrong”?? Who do I call? (Ghostbusters, clearly)
I think I’ve identified one noise as the fridge just kicking on to cool itself. Is it kicking on too often? Do I have it set right? Am I using too much power? How much power is too much? And why is that light on that box over there red?
I know it’s hard to believe, but on land I’m actually a fully functional adult. Seriously! I can dress myself, turn lights on and off, make and eat a sandwich, open and close an umbrella…I can even hold down a job! Yay me! I have an obscene amount of things to learn about the boat. With every sound I hear as I try to fall asleep I can’t help but have the feeling that I may wake up a few feet lower in the bay. Just keep floating!
The toilet flushing is one of the most unsettling sounds I’ve heard. It’s like a chainsaw got stuck in some huge tree and is trying to break free. Then the water pump…or at least what I think is the water pump. I’m crippled with the fear that I’m doing everything wrong and slowly destroying the boat.
One day at a time…keep on floating…
See you at sea…I hope…