How Many Holes?
22 February 2018 | Opua NZ Boatyard
We've spent the last 2 days countersinking all the screw holes, filling them with West System Balloons (an epoxy), and on Friday started sanding.
I've counted all the screws we removed, and we're offering a fine prize to whoever comes up with the closest estimate of quantity. Humor me please, and wager a guess. I had to come up with something to amuse myself! : )
Today, we met our neighbor Murray, here in the yard. He's working on his power boat, and struck up a conversation. Pity came over him when he learned we were living aboard amidst all the mess, and at 5:30 we were in his truck, and off to his house in Kerikeri for a real meal!
His wife Gail outdid herself. Lamb chops, salad, baked green beans with tomatoes, crusty rolls, and a blueberry galette for dessert. We walked their garden, and even though my NZ plant brain isn't quite what it used to be, I identified quite a few plants and thoroughly enjoyed being able to stretch my legs. Their black lab Jack enjoys tomatoes off the vine, and it sounds like the possums are as bad as the deer in Port Townsend
when it comes to munching on your favorite plants.
After dinner Gail showed off her sewing room, and inspired me with a quilt she's working on. I now have the pattern on board, and can ponder colors and fabric while puttying all those holes.