Chores and Surprise
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Wed 8 Jun 2016 22:57
A Day of Chores and a Wonderful Surprise
The day began with a stripper – well Bear was stripping a wire at least. When Bear had put the AIS in he took advice and shared the mast-head aerial with the radio through a fancy splitter. The radio has never been pleased with that arrangement. Today the skipper fitted one to itself, no more sharing. A few contortions but mainly on his back, don’t ask what the umbrella was for I didn’t...... Still he came up smiling. I left at the language uttered about sending the mouse to lead the wire. I busied myself with tin audits, list making, and a chunk of birthday cards with Moonpig (always makes me swear). How can ordering a few cards take an hour and a half so when Bear asks what have you been up to my yield looks like zero.....
Meanwhile, himself is near job end, just a screw left to do...................
After winning with Moonpig I stripped the line of gunk from around the bathroom sink. No matter how much we spend on the ‘guaranteed never to lose its shiny white’ it always does and I so dislike the sealant going dotted and skanky-looking. I had a mad idea whilst out shopping – buy black gunk.........That won’t show black dots will it............ I got some great views as ‘himself’ applied the new stuff. Does it look shocking – absolutely. Does it look awful – yep. Do I feel I have made a small win – Yes.
After supper we settled to watch a film. Ping, an email came with the title Surprise. What joy, delighted to read Rod and Mary, dear friends from Sheer Tenacity not seen since Savu Savu in Fiji, are to join the Indonesian Rally. Fantastic news.
ALL IN ALL A SMASHING END TO THE DAY
GOOD TO BE TICKING OFF MY LIST OF CAIRNS JOBS