Monday, November 16, 2009


Wow, how did it get to 7 pm again before I post?

I didn't sleep very well at Hailey's (like about 4 hours) so I went to sleep early last night, and slept until 10 am -- it was lovely! Woke up to torrential rains which have continued uninterrupted all day ... so it was a good day to stay home and do nothing. Well, I did manage to get dressed. And I finished a small toque for the charity drive from the left over sock yarn (that I'd started at Hailey's yesterday) ...

Michael, on the other hand, had an energetic and productive day that started with a knock on the door this morning. A marina tenant had spotted several logs chained together, adrift in the Upper Harbour earlier, and it appeared that the obstruction was heading into our marina. Michael went down to the end of the dock to assess the situation, and sure enough, it looked like a bit of a boom/breakwater had broken away from the Rock Bay project area, and was about to do some damage to one of the boats in our marina. These were logs the size of telephone poles!

So he had to fire up the inflatable and tow this beast back up the harbour and tie it to an old jetty. After that he decided it would be a good day to get a new winter tarp on the boat, so shopping for that was a major project. The tarp has to be large enough to cover the entire bridge of the boat (a tarp's purpose on a classic wooden boat is to keep rainwater off the wood as much as possible to keep wood rot at bay), and I'm picky about how it looks -- so it has to be white rather than those cheap blue plastic tarps you see everywhere.

He finally found the perfect tarp at about 4 pm this afternoon, and then had to put it on in the pouring rain. It'll come off in time for this year's Carol Ship Parade in December, and then probably not again until spring.

The Harmony Guide book is off the shelf (in the toque picture) because I'm designing another newsboy cap for someone else for Christmas ... I'll let you know how that goes!

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