Thursday, January 21, 2010

News update

I wish I had some boat pix to add here, but I don't. Hold on, hold on, there's a good reason for that!

It all started with Tara's birthday. I won't say the number, but it was a big one, and she decided there was no way she was spending her birthday in Winnipeg. We tossed around various options (I figured we could just head out to Wavey Creek and work on the boat, but for some reason she wanted to go somewhere warmer) before settling on Mexico.

So there we were, all set to head off to Playa Del Carmen the next morning, when all of a sudden we bought a house.


Two glorious weeks of sun and sand and warm Mexican hospitality later, we returned to hideous cold and the dawning reality that we had a LOT of work ahead of us. The boat has been sidelined until we are settled in the new place (sorry, Dad! Wait, no I'm not, he's fishing in the Bahamas and doesn't need my sympathy!). Since we took possession we've been removing 100+ years' worth of load-bearing wallpaper/paint/plaster sandwich, patching, sanding, painting, arranging plumbing, electrical, and alarm upgrades, and generally spending waaaaay too much money at Home Despot. Also time... for a while there we were going every day, which is too often even though it's close.

So that's why I haven't updated the boat blog. Come hell, high water, or complete burnout, we'll be moved into the new place by the end of this month (because we have no choice, ha!). We'll need a bit of time to get settled in, but I hope to get back to work on the boat in February. In the meantime, I'd like to welcome new readers and assure you that the blog WILL continue shortly.

Oh yeah, I'll post some pix of the house when we're done painting, too.