Sunday, April 14, 2013

project season

It's that time of year when we wake up and say, hey it's warm enough to work on the boat so let's whip out our to-do list with 647 items and see which project we can tick off the list. The list is dizzying in truth. When your husband has the 9-to-5 grind and you are caring for a little one and schooling the older one the list tends to do nothing but collect dust. But Naia is getting a wee bit more independent and so the bigger items are starting to get crossed off.

Look! An empty room. Where did it all go? Sigh, well that's the thing with boat projects, you are living in a construction zone until the bitter end. So the stuff from the salon gets shuffled into the guest room and the school/ craft room (which Zach calls "Knowledge Meadow").
(Salon cushions and other stuff on guest room bed.)

(Baskets-o-stuff in the guest room.)

("Knowledge Meadow" with piles-o-stuff that normally goes up in the salon.)

Our salon windows started leaking in the fall, but we never got the weather we needed to remove them and re-bed. So we put it off knowing we'd be covered in plastic all winter. Now that the plastic is off it's time. The first 3 sunny days in a row we jumped on the chance. This is a simple but very labor intensive project.
(Chemical goo applied. )

Use chemical goo to un-glue window... then carefully... CAREFULLY (it's heavy glass) remove window without breaking, cracking, or chipping it in ANY way. Set is aside. Then clean residue from everything, and put a new, superior chemical goo in and set the window carefully... CAREFULLY into place. Allow to set and dry, and then hold your breath until the next rain.

The goo that is supposed to help remove the windows didn't work as well as we hoped, so rather than getting all 6 re-bedded this weekend, we did one. There are 7 all together, but we did one a couple of years ago. We're hoping that next weekend will be dry and we can knock out a couple of more.

Then it's on to the next thing. And the next.  And so on.

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