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June 2013

Tackling Our Project List

June 27, 2013

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Now that it’s warmed up, we’re finally getting to work on a couple of big projects. Like our bed. Currently, we’re sleeping in the salon on what could be loosely referred to as a double bed. It’s more like a 1.5 berth with even less room at the foot of the bed where the mast cuts in a bit. Since we’re both fairly tall, this is less than ideal. So Rich has proposed a pretty radical idea for converting our bed into a more comfortable one. We’re planning on working on it this weekend so stay tuned for an update on what we’re hoping will be a massive improvement in our quality of life.

Rich also has a bunch of ideas for remodeling our kitchen, but I’ve talked him out of doing anything about it until the fall. At the moment our kitchen really is a disaster: the stove top works but not the oven, the sinks are way too small and awkward, the refrigeration doesn’t work so we’ve been using a dorm-size fridge that nothing fits in. You get the idea. But now that we have a barbecue we do a lot of our cooking in the cockpit. That means there’s no real need for an oven (and it’s going to be too hot for that pretty soon anyway). Plus, barbecuing means a lot less dishes to wash! So I’m content to wait to tear apart our kitchen until the fall when the hellish summer heat will be past us but it will still be warm enough to be living in a construction site.
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