Dr visit today

Yep, went to the doctor for my foot. She dug into the wound with a long sharp object and pulled out a couple bits of rust.
I also got a prescription for antibiotics, so I'll have to stop drinking beer and rum for a couple weeks. My foot is much better today than on Sunday and since she dug into me, it is already less painful in my ankle. Total cost of Dr. Visit and drugs 148 EC — less than $60 US.

serious pain this morning in my foot

I could barely get out of bed. Thanks Julie for leaving her cane with me. Now, mid-day, the foot is feeling fine and the Marina has offered to provide help if needed. (Thanks Mary at Whisper Cove). I'm trying to get an appt for Monday to see if this is normal healing pains or if I need antibiotics. I think it is normal healing pains as I have no swelling, redness, or any other signs of infection. It is afternoon here and I can walk without pain…. we will see what the morning brings…

Time to get the bottom cleaned

The pistol shrimp are driving me crazy. Here are a couple of links to you can see what they are and why that make such loud noise through the hull of the boat. Popping noise is non stop on the boat! They are living on my hull with all the other sea critters. I think they are trying to get through the hull at times.


Lots of shopping today, but taking it easy

I need to let my foot rest after the punchture. We are walking on land only, no beach cause I don't want to put my foot in the water.
No signs of infection after 3 days, but it still hurts to walk on it. Otherwise okay, keeping it clean and watching for any signs of infection.
Pups are begging for walks right now, about 30 min before the normal walk time. They are so cute when the fuss to go out walking.

Import taxes

Customs just charged me 9.49 EC to receive a package of boat cards mailed to me by my sister. The guy at FedEx laughed, he said it was the lowest charge he had ever seen and that it cost the government more to inspect and issue the tariff that they were collecting. Oh Grenada they love to tax boat parts/stuff.
I got the cards, they look nice and should hold up better than the ink jet cards I was using until my printer went south. Thanks Julie.
I was also boarded today by the local Coast Guard. The wanted to check paper work and take a quick tour of the boat. No safety inspection or any of that stuff which is what I was expecting. Cinco barked at them, but they laughed him off and rubbed him behind the ears. They had 8 or more people on that boat… way more then needed for patrols and inspections.
Puppies went to the vet on Wednesday. Cinco will be on Cyclosporine eye juice for the rest of his life to keep his immune system from attacking his tear glands. Ugh, he has become comfortable with me putting this in his eyes every day. It appears to be working.