Wednesday March 1st, 2017
Why does there have to be so much stuff on a sailboat to stub your toes, to hit your head, to have to sneak around, crawl over and contort your way into? Yesterday I was putting a coat of Sikkens on the cap rail on the port side. You can only paint about a foot without standing up moving around a stay then wind yourself through the life lines to paint another foot. You spill a drop have to get up and get your rag and wind yourself back in to complete the next foot.
I thought that I could do it from the dinghy. So I tried that. I still had to wind my head through the life lines all this while bouncing in the waves and wakes of passing boats. Boats passing closer to see what I was doing. I know I have talked about this before, but I have to get to about six coats on for the teak to get protection to survive until next fall. The sun is relentless. Three coats of Natural Teak and three coats of Full Gloss. It is easier to put on than real varnish but it doesn’t get to the gloss of varnish either
This morning my knee hurts, my shoulder hurts and my attitude is suffering. The coffee is substandard. I would give anything for a cup from Loco Beans or even dark roast from Tim Hortons. I refuse to pay the equivalent of $22 Canadian for 300 grams of Starbucks coffee, even if it is their Verano which isn’t bad.
There are only 31 shopping days until my 64th birthday. OMG I’m almost as old as Rick.
Congratulations to our daughter in law Crystal and the committee she is part of who managed to secure the 2018 Northern Ontario Provincial Men’s Curling Spiel. Remember, “It’s amazing what you can achieve if you don’t care who gets the credit” Harry S. Truman.