Hey everyone! We haven’t posted in a bit, and I happen to have internet right now. Unfortunately I don’t have our camera to upload pictures… Soon though. Anyway things are moving along. Winter and spring seem to be duking it out, and so far Im not sure who’s winning. It’s definitely warming up slowly, but we were quite surprised to wake up to snow this morning! It doesn’t look like it will last to long, but it’s been coming done pretty hard.
Planking is going swimingly although a bit slower than I would like due to all the rain we’ve been having. I am finally learning to accept these weather delays after a year of working on this project. There is always something else I can focus my energy on. For instance yesterday I finally got around to a job I had been neglecting since last summer. The said job being bolting the stem assembly together. Quite an important thing, but I got into the habit of saying “I’ll get around to it eventually” on account of it being firmly glued together with epoxy. I get into this obsessive need to progress sometimes that I put the little things on the back burner. Another valuable life lesson to be learned from this project! As much as I want to be done building, and start sailing again I value this experience more than I can describe. It has, and will continue to teach me so much. Not only about boat building, but about life, and the way I perceive it. I know I need to get through this in order to fully appreciate the freedom and bliss of sailing, and the cruising life I have been so fortunate to live.
Once again thank you to everyone, and a special thank you to all who have donated to help us achieve our dream!
(thought this was cool!) Cheers!
Garrett & Ruth (and swab)