Thursday, February 6, 2014

Spring is Around the Corner....I Hope

Hello everyone, I am writing today with not much to say about anything. The truth is not much at all is going on. The main reason for this has been the weather. I have lived in Virginia now for 18 years and this is by far the coldest and longest winter I can remember. It has snowed here twice in 2 weeks, first time was 3" and last time was 11". I know it does not sound like much but truth be told, with just one inch of snow here businesses are closed and roads are a mess. This last storm cancelled school for 3 days! When it is not snowing or raining, it has just been cold....highs only in mid 30's and lows in the 20's, teens even. A typical winter for most up north but very unlike any I have experienced here before.
This current weather has put a damper on making progress in getting our boat trailer ready. Its been too cold to sail and really just plain miserable to be outside. I have been down to the docks to pay Sal a weekly visit, but in truth it really isn't enough. She is not looking very well kept, and even seems downright grungy. I am hoping for a break in the weather to at least get her decks washed and her sides scrubbed. That would make me (and her) feel a lot better.
I have been going over the plans of her refit in my head and wondering just how far we want to go. I want to ensure that the project does not get out of control and overwhelming. I am determined to make her a better, safer and more efficient cruiser without getting in over my head. I have watched others become overtaken by such projects, and am determined that this will not happen here. Most important will be cost control, so on long cold days I am often thinking of ways to turn her into a voyager without breaking the bank. All of this thinking is helpful but I find myself getting antsy. I want to get her home and I want to get started.
In staying positive, the winter here usually breaks in 3-4 weeks so I am counting the days until March. 
Come On March!!!

My 66 VW Beetle in our driveway
last Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014

This is how he copes with winter....actually this is how he copes with everything!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to get to my boat. cold weather and snow is not pleasant this year. I'd like to get some work done on my boat too as soon as it warms up.