Bet you can’t guess what I got for Christmas! Somehow, Christmas became Spring (Winter?) Cleaning Day for me. I like to do some cleaning project that is normally at the bottom of the to do list – if it ever even gets there! I’m surprised at the degree of satisfaction that I get from it – and that it doesn’t carry over into every day cleaning activities. In any case, this Christmas, I tackled my bilge. Dragged the hose – complete with high water pressure – down below and pressure washed the crack between water tanks and bilges where dirt accumulates and then the limber hole/pipe under the mast support that allows water to migrate aft towards the bilge pumps. Ended up replacing the limber chain (rope) and clearing a plugged limber hole. Given how hard it was to access the plug it was quite a job.
Dave’s willing assistance with this project was my Christmas Present, more treasured than any trinket or other material object could ever be.
We are in the midst of a multitude of jobs, in a race to see if we can ready Heidi for a transatlantic sail. I had a survey done on her and additional problems ended up having to be added to the list. So time will tell what the future brings, but in the meantime I am once again happily puttering away on my list.
Hope the Spirit of Christmas will last longer than the Holidays – we sure need more peace and friendship.
Wishing you Happy Holidays and All the Best,
Robn and Dave
Glad all is well on your end and things are getting done. Hope you have a terrific new year and a healthy one too. We are all fine and enjoyed the holidays nicely. Happy sailing and stay safe.
Love, Bob, Nancy & Chloe