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April 25, 2005

Weekend in review

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 5:31 pm

Saturday we were going to do some work on the boat so we dropped H-man off at Heather’s for the day. I would have loved to take him to the boat with us but it would have been difficult to keep an eye on him while cleaning, sanding, and scrubbing. The last time he was at the boat he got hurt just climbing down from the bench at the table so there’s a lot of hazards for a 2.5 year old on a boat to watch out for. Nickey cleaned out pretty much everything on the inside – the head, galley, and storage areas – and I sanded down all the wood on the back of the boat. This is the second time I’ve changed the way the wood is protected on the outside. When I got the boat it was all oiled with teak oil. I got tired of trying to maintain that so I thought that varnishing it would be easier….not even close. For two years I’ve been trying to keep the wood on the back looking good by varnishing it but it seems to deteriorate much faster than using oil. So…I sanded it all down, used Teak-A to clean the wood, then put on a couple of layers of oil. I need to put on more but we ran out of time before we had to leave to go pick up Hayden. It was pretty cool to watch Nickey sanded part of the wood with the sander. Heh, I like a woman who knows how to use her power tools! LOL. We took Heather and her BF Ed out to dinner at a nice Mexican restaurant for watching Hayden. Hayden was super tired and crashed on the way home (@ about 6pm), woke up briefly when we got home and took him inside, then we put him in bed and he didn’t wake up until after 6am! Normally he goes to bed between 9-10pm and gets up around 5:30 so he must have been REALLY tired!

Sunday Nickey had to babysit for one of her clients and she took H with her. My job was to put up the crown moulding in the condo while she was gone. I decided to bribe a friend of mine with beer to come help me with it. It was actually harder than I thought it would be. Not only do you have to cut the end of the moulding at a 45 degree angle, but that cut has to be cut at a 45 degree angle sideways as well. It took us about an hour and a half for some reason to get that all worked out. It took us about 4 hours to put up 65′ of moulding in the dining and living rooms, not a speed record by any means I’m sure. Now I have to punch in the nails that didn’t go in all the way with the nail gun, putty the edges and gaps, then paint it. I didn’t think it would really make that much of a difference but it does look a lot nicer in there now.

Yea! My mom is coming up from San Franciso in May and will finally be able to meet Nickey and Hayden for the first time.

1 Comment »

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    Comment by Jimmy — April 26, 2005 @ 8:12 pm

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