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Fragments

On August 31, we dropped off our boat to the guy that will be doing her face lift. He hadn’t been on the boat before but he is well aware of the layout of a 340 Sea Ray Sundancer.

He looked around and added some other things he wanted to do to make her pop as he called it. I can’t wait to see what she looks like when he’s done with this first phase. We discussed some other things that needs doing and he’ll guide us as to what he would do first and why. I will say he agreed about the carpets. Terrible and then some and you can’t keep them clean. Apparently with the new flooring you can spill red wine on it and it will wipe right up. Now there’s a concept.

The fall season of shows are going to hit the screen this month and the first part of October and I’m looking forward to Black List, Criminal Minds and Longmire. I’m especially excited to see Longmire back. It ended with a cliffhanger then A&E cancelled the show. Netflix picked it up and it will pick up where it left off. Awesomeness.

We are having a blogging buddy visit in October from Australia. He’ll be here for an entire weekend and we’ll be able to take him boating and hopefully visit some other boating friends. It’s the end of the bay cruise so it’s a bit more problematic, but we’ll supply a fun weekend.

As you know we’re home this weekend, because we can’t be on our boat. The scheduled pick up date for the boat is September 10th. Did I tell you I can’t wait? I thought so.

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Have a fabulous day and weekend.

Fragments

I told all of you about not buying a new boat and remodeling ours. Well, we’re going to do just that starting August 31 of this month. We are dropping off our boat to a guy that can make your boat look like new. What are we going to do?

The first step is getting rid of all the carpets. When the boat was built in 2000 carpet was the thing to do. Well, it’s not anymore. Our boat will have faux light teak throughout below. Vacuum and damp mop. It’s bullet proof too. I can’t wait to have clean floors below. It’s almost impossible with carpets on a boat.

Next they are making us a new mattress. Nice and firm and then they are making fitted sheets and a bed covers. I already have boat pillows and they will redo them as well.

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I’ve not decided on the colors yet, but this will give you an idea of what it will look like when it’s done. I can’t wait.

Now let’s go to the cockpit. There is carpet there that we have to take up several times a year and bring home to power wash. It just doesn’t stay clean either. I have hated it forever, but the alternatives were few. Well not anymore. There is a new product that again looks like teak that goes down the same as the carpet, but you can vacuum and then damp mop. No bringing them home to clean. I can’t wait.

So when we get the boat back on the 10th of next month there won’t be a piece of carpet anywhere. Did I tell you I can’t wait? I thought so.

Standby for the next phase of work. Not sure what we’ll do next, but we’ll figure it out at some point. I can’t wait.

Fragments

I can’t believe July is almost over. It seems like yesterday it was the beginning of spring and now we’re racing toward fall. Slow down will you.

We are in the middle of another heatwave. We’re staying home again this coming weekend and staying cool. Little Bit doesn’t care for the heat either. It’s all about her.

We took a road trip last Saturday and visited Jamestown, Sonora and Columbia just to get out of the house for a bit. It was a wonderful afternoon of exploring and the ice cream was good too. We used to do this fairly often, but when hubby was secretary for his gun club he never had time to be away from the computer for very long. Now it doesn’t matter anymore. We are planning another road trip for the near future.

Hubby and I are thrilled that we decided to remodel our boat instead of buying a newer one. We got our luxury tax bill the other day and we were even more thrilled. We are paying less that 1K for our two boats. Buying a newer boat would have upped that bill several thousand dollars. Made us both smile.

I have two more meetings as president of IBOG Delta District 19 and then I pass the torch to the current vice president. I’m more than happy about this. It will free me up to do many other things next year. I’m ready after almost 10 years of volunteering.

May each of you have a happy and fulfilling day.

Fragments

The information below was written by my husband and sent to all our boating friends on Tuesday. Here is part four, written by hubby, on this continuing saga.

The Saga of Old Dogs – Part IV

We are back from the Vet and had high hopes for weight gain and good liver numbers. Unfortunately, it is not the case.

Although she is up a pound, her main liver number the Dr. is concerned about is almost 6,000 now. I think the test is for ALT, or ALC. She was near 4,000 when she had the seizures when we boated to Village West, then for two months they came down to near 2,000. Now we have a sudden spike. We are doing all the things we can and the answer is simply “Old Dog.” She is now 12 years 6 months.

In doing a bit of Google it appears that with a spike it means rapid liver problems. So as long as she is not in pain, eating and pooping, all we can all do is love her as much as we can for the time left us all.

We are currently on a cruise for the Commodores Appreciation BBQ, for the International Order of the Blue Gavel (Delta District 19), and hubby and I have tons of work to do so we are going to be rather scarce until Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. Just want you to know why we’re not around.