Monday, December 14, 2015

It's Christmas time

It's getting toward that time of the year again when we all hunker down and get ready for the colder weather.  Brrr. To me it's never a particularly inviting idea. However,  in the midst of all this Brrr dom is Christmas ,which I like. I don't really care about the gifts and stuff but I really love the way that  everyone makes a special effort to make time for others. Family is so important.
Anyway,  enough of that.  We have been busy.  Bet you thought we had packed up for the year, didn't you.  Nope.  We had a couple of things to do in the house.

We put in a wood stove and built a new table for the kitchen.  Our original table was huge and we get tired of climbing around it. This one is perfect. 

We also have been finishing up the last plank on the boat- since we finished the deck beams. That looks fantastic.  Today we made 21 mast hoops for the main mast. The hoops attach to the mast and the sails to raise and lower them. We have the wood cut and planed to do the rest of them as well.
We have a list as long as your arm of things that have to be done over the winter.  Should be a good one.

We've been celebrating with our friends, Evan and Nick Densmore,  as they are completing their vessel Katie Belle to get it ready for its maiden voyage to the Carolinas in the new year. We wish them good luck and smooth sailing.  Way to go, guys.
Have a safe holiday season.

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