Sunday March 25, 2012
I was not looking forward to going to the boat today since I was already slightly defeated from the small amount of work I had completed last week.Â At least I knew I’d be able to angle the sander all day today which meant I should get more accomplished and that made me feel a little better.Â Winds were whipping around in the 10-15 mph range and even after having Matt help me with the tarps I was still having issues. Â It would blow into the areas where the tarp was overlapping, Â catch it like a sail filling with wind and eventually start to pull the tape from the hull. Â Not wanting to give up a full day of work I needed to find a way to get the tarp completely closed. Â I had tried taping small sections together but it wasn’t doing much good and would just make it harder to take apart and put back together. Â Knowing there wouldn’t be anything laying around the boat to do the job and not even wanting to make an attempt at a search to see if there was I stole the car keys from Matt to drive to the local dollar store. Â Passing through the aisles of random things looking for laundry supplies (hardcover books for $1, what?!) I finally found the clothespins which I assumed would do the job and picked up a few boxes of 50 knowing they probably wouldn’t be the best of quality and I’d need to stock up. Â Getting back to the boat I ripped opened a packed and started pinning all the openings shut.
When I was able to get inside and start on the actual work the area I had been sanding last week was now blocked by the wind and I’d be eating tarp if I wanted to work there. Â Moving on to the Port side, since I had the whole thing to do anyway, I started in the same stern area. Â The little bit of exercise my muscles and steroids last week must have been enough to strengthen a little bit because my arms were not as sore as the first time around. Â I could usually go three minutes before breaking and even then it would only be about thirty seconds before I got back to work. Â I worked hard and I worked all day. Â In the end it still feels like I didn’t get anything done. Â I’m going to have to bring out some big guns next time.