Dave has invested into Livin’ Life’s appearance. Why? An ugly boat floats just as well. Yes, perhaps, but showing pride of ownership inspires the owner to keep up the maintenance and not let the boat become run down. She was showing her age and so we are giving her a facelift. Dave Pearson and Paul Pearson have done some beautiful work with the gel coat. More than two hundred spots on the boat needed fixing. All that work has been completed and you cannot tell where they patched up the gel coat. It all simply looks like it is supposed to. Can there be a higher compliment?
The black stripes on the sides are the last to be completed. The boat has been taped up with paper and the black areas were primed in white. Basically, she hasn’t been looking so pretty. However, just today, Paul started the painting process and put some color back into her cheeks. Livin’ Life is starting to look sharp! We love it!
In the meantime, Dave and I have been working inside the cabin putting things away and reorganizing as necessary. She is coming along. The galley and dining areas are no longer drowning in clutter. There are still a few things in the galley to stow before we leave the dock, but that is easy. Dave has also been working on acquiring international boat insurance and international health insurance.
We have Jeff and Jean from Two Can Sail coming to visit tonight, so I’ve been cooking and baking. Dave’s favorite apple crisp is what’s for dessert tonight. I have a love-hate relationship with this dish because it is delicious and I want to keep making it, but it smells absolutely amazing while baking and all day afterwards. This wonderful aroma makes me so hungry!!! It’s a very easy recipe, if anyone is interested just ask and I’ll post it or email it to you. We love hearing from everyone. It encourages us to keep blogging.