Sunday, November 23, 2014

Congrats to Rik!

Congratulations to Rik on the successful launch of his Pathfinder! See his photos and watch his video on his blog post, Salt.

Keep the sailing photos, videos and adventures coming, Rik. This is the sort of thing that will get me through the looming winter!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Michigan Mid-November

What happened to October? And all my plans to have Gardens' hull painted before winter set in?

What happened was… Life. It seems that when I plan things, I don't take anything else into consideration. So, if ANYthing (anniversary trips, birthdays, etc.) outside of the plan arises, the plan takes a hit. I know better, too. I mean, one would think I'd allow some leeway in any plans I make but apparently I am a slow study.

And Winter happened. Sure, the calendar says it is still autumn but today's three inches of snow has "Winter" written all over it. The snow and steadily cooling (colding?) temperatures put an end to significant boat work in the barn until it warms up again. In the meantime I will bring supplies in from the barn and tidy up as best I can so the space will be ready at the earliest sign of spring. I can, and will, work on what I can in the shop until the bitter cold of January shuts me down there. Then I'll work on what I can in the basement. And, I will allow for Life when planning boat work.