Then yesterday a ferry broke down, so there was no travel for half of the day to and from the mainland. (Thankfully the repairs didn't take too long.) I was traveling the inter-island ferry to Shaw Island for our basket day, but even that was late because of the disruption in service of the mainland ferry, which also carries some interisland traffic. I am relieved that I had made my monthly trip to the mainland the day before for appointments, shopping, and filling up with gas.
Am I ready to pack it in and leave? Not at all. It's just serves as a strong reminder how important the ferries are to us, and disruptions in service are felt by all. Appointments off island are made with the realization that they may be broken.
Ah yes, acceptance and patience for what comes our way is part of this way of life. Not necessarily a bad thing.