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Disappointment comes with the territory

So, being positive people we have rolled with the punches for months – waiting
waiting for the paint
waiting for the mast
waiting for the repairs
waiting for parts
waiting for news
waiting for paperwork
waiting for the mast
waiting to leave

we have worked hard to remain calm and professional and polite at all times.

Today we were filling our time here by doing our RYA First Aid Certificate – another step for Mark in his Yacht Master program and for me a useful reminder of my St John Ambulance days!
Today was the day before our mast was due to leave SparCraft’s Factory in France and head towards us. Had we counted down the days until tomorrow – YES!
However – even though we are realistic and we understood that not only could the mast be late it probably would be late we had still hoped it would not be late. WRONG

Sparcraft have cruelly left it until the day before it is due to be transported to tell us it will be a week late:

Sailing teaches you Resilence and Grit

All About Resilience:

Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Even after misfortune, resilient people are blessed with such an outlook that they are able to change course and soldier on.

So we focus on our leaving date of the 6th or 7th June and we think about meeting my daughter in Barcelona – leaving all this far behind us

But ouch
today was a body blow

PS We still remember that this is a very middle class problem and that there are others much worse off than ourselves. But this is our home and it is challenging.

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Discussion

3 thoughts on “Disappointment comes with the territory

  1. bummer. waiting can be tough, it’s the feeling powerless that sucks. it is a good thing you are both resilient, much love xxx

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    Posted by Banana Anna | May 21, 2015, 5:23 pm
  2. Hang tough, Tina.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Pete | May 21, 2015, 5:54 pm
  3. Disappointment comes with the territory, I’m afraid. We had a new engine fitted in May in France and were beset by their working hours (9-12 and 2-5) in addition to the many public holidays they have in May. However, on the bright side, as a nation they have got the work/like balance far more sorted than we Brits have! Good luck!

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    Posted by Jo F | May 21, 2015, 7:17 pm

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