June 8th, 2011

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Wednesday June 8. The tough part is done

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011


First of all I want to remind any one who has not yet made a contribution or a pledge that this weekend is the Alpe d’HuZes challenge. See my post for May 18. A few of you have responded. But I had expected a much bigger turnout. I put the invitation to contribute as a show of appreciation for the adventure that I am sharing with you. So, what is the message that I am getting?

I completed the sanding of the under the water line today. So I am out of the coal pit. And now the fun part starts. Painting. There is still a little more prep work to be done, epoxy patching. Then a primer on the epoxy, next painting the cockpit, part of the house, the hull, boot stripe and anti fouling.  Now I can make an educated guess that I should be back in the Danube by the 1st of July.

The weather is changing, we are in for some stormy conditions. Well, I could use a good rinsing away of the sanding dust.  I did manage to protect my eyes to day, using my reading glasses (seldom used for reading) and breathing through my mouth only with the dust mask.

I picked batch of the black Mulberries last night and stopped to get a pint of vanilla ice cream. For desert at Camelia’s. She let me do a load of laundry and with a little luck the storm will wait till I have them dry off the laundry lines at my scout camp.