Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cabinetry and Living quarters

Note: This is my first post done on the Blogger app. So if you have any trouble seeing these photos please let me know.

Well, all the structural work we were doing is done, so we are now on to the fun part. We have been planning the cabinetry and the layout of the living quarters for years now, and it's a tremendous pleasure to finally be able to do it. 

I find the above pictures absolutely adorable. Ben looks like a kid with a new Lego set.

Yes, those are splints on both my wrists, it turns out both wrists were sprained.  The secondary x-rays turned up nothing broken, luckily. The healing is slow and I'm having trouble holding a hammer or a brad gun, but I am able to do lighter tasks. I can also carry a surprising amount of lumber in the crooks of my arms.  It's hard not to be joyful though, watching this all come together in the golden July sunlight.

At the other end of the dock is a beautiful little sailboat called Treasure, and on Treasure lives this little guy. His name is Redford. 
Redford has discovered that it is not too hard to hop aboard the big tugboat down at the other end of the dock. And if he does so, the people working there will stop whatever they're doing, and scratch him behind the ears. 

Happy Summer everybody.

Friday, July 4, 2014


Ho boy,  We've gotten a great deal done.  I would be able to tell you about it in greater deal if it weren't for my accident yesterday.  I was stepping down from one of the diving blocks at the pool where I work and my feet flew out from under me.  Though I landed on the deck pretty hard, I walked away with only a badly sprained wrist.  Since it's difficult to type now, I will refrain from long winded stories.

Here be pictures.

A hole.
Covering the hole.
Madrona tree growing out of a piling.
Scrapey scrape-scrape.
It would appear there is wood after all.  I was beginning to think our boat was made out of linoleum.

We needed a pretty, instant gratification job.
Ooooh shiny!

Unfortunately blurry picture of wheelhouse overhead before.
Wheelhouse overhead after.
Pleased with result.
We've actually done more than what's pictured.  But the rest of the photos are on Ben's camera which is  . . . somewhere.  We now have paint samples taped to the walls and are planning the layout of the galley, which is a lot of fun.  I am going through my possessions and deciding what I really need in preparation for moving aboard.

My hand hurts now so this will have to be sufficient.  Thank you all for your kind words and support!