New outboard motor

Today I purchased a new outboard motor to replace the one that Neptune took on the crossing to St. Martin. Only 1900 Euros, for a two cycle 9HP Tohatsu. My 6HP 4 cycle Tohatsu cost over 2000 USD. All the same this was an unexpected expense. I have some Spectra line that I will use to secure this one to the pulpit. Got lots of other things done but not the full list that was on today's "to do" list. I didn't finish boat projects until 4PM today and that is a violation of the routine… Oh well, its a boat and there are always boat projects. We will leave the marina in the next couple of days now that we have an engine for out "car". Tonight it is raining and cool, so I've pulled out some chicken and sausage gumbo for dinner.