I got quite a bit done but I know that there are some time saving techniques that I need to utilize and that's what I'll work on this week.
On Friday Hans and I headed down to Maryland to open up Miss Kitty. Here she is with a cute little zippered door installed into her winter shrink wrap.
We spent the next morning freeing her of her winter coat and I'm glad to report that the plastic is recycled into highway barriers.
We had to use the opening to load all of our stuff on board and for some of us it was a tight fit.
This wasn't a weekend of sailing though, it was a weekend of getting the boat ready for the season. Even after scraping our knuckles, grinding our knees on unforgiving fiberglass, Hans whacking his head multiple times in cabin doorways, and my suffering a vicious assault from Miss Kitty who unfolded and dropped her salon table across the top of my foot (in addition to my foot, my feelings were hurt too, as I had praised her all weekend long!), we had a good time anyway.
And I lost two games of Scrabble so when Hans asked why I didn't take a picture for my blog I told him that some of his words were too questionable (I hate losing!).
Before landing on this piling, this little fellow spent a good deal of time at the top of the mast issuing instructions to us while we stripped Miss Kitty of her thick and unwieldy plastic covering.
I don't think Hans heard him because he was busy trying not to toss me overboard while I issued my own shrill instructions.
Sometimes I can be bossy.
We also had to clean up Miss Kitty for charter season and after last year we made sure we thoroughly cleaned her interior.
We swept, dusted, and even vacuumed out drawers.
But the most fun was after scrubbing both heads (on my hands and knees!) and I found that I had to crawl into the refrigerator to clean it's drain.
The refrigerator is in the hinged double door in the counter top as seen in this picture.
Believe it or not once that top is removed I can sit down in there.
And since I'm claustrophobic I didn't find Hans' comment, about putting me in there the next time I act up, very funny!!
Anyway, here are some of the things I've been working on (not a good picture as my wine bags are way in the back, but I was in a hurry).
While we were in Maryland we stopped at a wine store and the manager commented on my purse (My 3 in 1 purse, the one with the wine cask and cork fabric above) and when he found out that I made it he asked if it were possible to make some for him to sell in his store!
Now what do you think?
I said "sure", but for some reason I felt kind of silly and I think my face turned red.
So I'll get a few made and take them on our next trip down to the boat.
We'll see how it goes from there. I have a feeling that friends and family may be receiving wine themed purses for birthdays and Christmas if these don't sell!