It seems that every problem taken care of, every 'fix' put into place, just uncovers one more item to add to the never ending list. I know, this is the way of the boat owner and I accept it. I'm not sure what I would do if there was no wiring to do or water leaks to fix.
I'm here on my own so that some of the messy projects can be tackled, projects that require every surface to hold tools, parts, or the remains of day old sandwiches. Odyssey is a great boat and came to us in beautiful shape with so much new gear and rigging it would make your head spin. What she didn't come with is the equipment to live on her. On the hook. For example the house battery set is massive but no inverter was installed. Not a single LED could be found. Every single item in excellent shape but just not up to speed for energy conservation or living aboard.
There are endless little(some big) projects to do, things to add, and we'll get through them. There is a satisfying aspect to taking care of your ship, your home. It isn't just a place to sleep. Our boat is a home. Eat, sleep, laugh, love. Explore. If you spend time and effort anywhere I guess this is as good a place as any. Maybe the best.
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats"
From "The wind in the Willows"