About three weeks until D-Day.
We spend our spare time dreamily crossing items off the 'to do' list, and excitedly poring over charts and pilots. Progress is exactly in-line with our detailed, Gantt-charted project plan. The minutely itemised budget remains well under control, with no unforeseen setbacks threatening to puncture the bubble of serenity in which we wind down our day-to-day lives. The lingering summer evening sunlight allows us plenty of evenings on the boat to get those final jobs finished, secure in the knowledge that all the important preparation is behind us.