Well I can honestly say this past January was the
warmest January I can remember in many years! Sure we had a couple
of northers blow thru and that stunk for a day or two here and there
but most of the time it was warm and sunny - I even got to don a
bathing suit one day and the kids had some water play on deck.
And now, for the interesting stuff, boat jobs, boat jobs, boat jobs!
The squids have a remodeled cabin, compliments of our
captain/handyman. They love it as do I. We are painting in the aft cabin - nearly complete. I even got called in on
this one - not because it was a huge job but because Justin is
getting a bit tired. He even bought me my own mask & safety goggles. Subtle. Floors are partially finished
still more varnishing to complete. Even with the unusually warm
winter the varnish is taking considerable time to dry.
School is going well. Abi is a brainy kid it turns out and we are
moving on to 1st grade now. This has been a more challenging
adjustment for the teacher than the pupil. She is reading very well
and amazes me every day. Aaron is coming along in leaps and bounds
and is quite the conversationalist these days. He is fully
potty trained during the day! Hoorah! Yippee! And now more storage
space where the diapers were being stored! He is my boo-boo boy
lately as he gets a new bruise, cut or scrape daily. I guess it's
natural, but I hate the part when my heart stops beating for that
second or two before I know he's okay.
One of the things we do every 3 to 4 months is re-evaluate our
storage situation. Not consciously, it just happens. We suddenly
think, that should be there and this over here because that makes
much more sense. It may take us 5 years but we will get things
organized eventually. We have recently discovered how wondrous the
vacuum sealed bags are. We kept looking for more and more stuff to
shove into the bags just so we could watch it shrink to half the
size! It was really cool.
Still to do:- install diesel tanks, varnish floors, replace salon
table (we currently have no table and it's lovely and roomy but the
kids are messy eaters and so we need a table), replace water maker
membrane, new headliners in salon.
Already done and I will post some pictures soon:- the galley, new
shower in forward head.