The weather has been pretty decent this week, but another front is blasting thru today and tomorrow (same storm that dumped 9" of snow on our homestead in Minnesota). Predicting wind gusts to 50 MPH and temps cold enough to bring snow. Hopefully this will be the last one. Strong winds started around 1:00. Izzy thinks we are out on the high seas due to the rocking and rolling at the dock - she has been in deep hibernation mode for most of the day - she does not like waves. As I type this she has come up from the safety of her kennel and has wedged herself between a pillow and my right hip. She's trying.
Boat projects continue and yes, we are still speaking to each other. I am learning to speak Martian and Rick is just hanging in there, trying his best to put up with a Venusian. We are nearing completion of the Saloon, dinning table cushions and are very pleased with the finished product. We have new respect for the upholstery people and are beginning to see why they charge so much! Very time consuming, to say the least.
Curved cushion was a challenge - decided to go with a pleat method - will let you know if it works -after this one more cushion to go.
Rick will then take a break from upholstery work to do some maintenance on the NAID stablizers. The hydraulic pump shaft oil seal is leaking and the seal will need to be replaced, i.e., pump rebuilt. The hydraulic lines are showing their age, sweating/leaking oil and also will need to be replaced.
Izzy has a new dog friend named Ginger, who gives her a run for her money - and it's not easy to give Izzy a run for her money (well maybe Ruby, Olivia and Chevy on Drift Away).
We are all enjoying our little cabin on the water, just a little bit warmer would be nice - this weekend is giving us promise.