The idea of living on a boat is foreign to many people. I get that. But I still find it funny the questions that some people have about the lifestyle.
I recently met someone whose first question was: "So, do you have an inside?" I can be a bit of a smart-aleck, so I wanted to reply with: "No, we sleep out in the elements." Instead I explained that we have a cabin, AC/heat, electricity, running water, etc. I can only assume that she thought I lived on a canoe.
A friend in the marina was asked if she showers regularly while living on a boat. Um, yes. My Carver 466 has two showers and enough water to last at least 4 days without refilling the tank. I can shower, wash my hair, shave my legs, and blow dry my hair just like a land bathroom. The only real difference is that I have to make sure my water tank is filled at regular intervals. Every slip has water spigot and we can easily refill with a garden hose.
Keep the questions coming; I like educating people about the lifestyle.
On another note, when I die I'll know whether I'm in heaven or hell based on the absence or presence of washing machines. I really despise doing laundry. I hate it even more when it isn't convenient. I've been without a washing machine on the boat for the last couple weeks because of a water leak that we didn't have time/energy/space to address. Instead I've been doing laundry at the marina office.
That changed today when we pulled the washer out of its tight quarters: