Friday, June 1, 2007

May 28, 2007

We managed to get half the shop done but still have to insulate and complete the other half.

Had a little cash burning a hole in my pocket and thought it's be a good time to go shopping for tools! There were plenty of memorial day sales and Kim and I grabbed the flat-deck trailer from work and headed out to Lowe's, Home Depot, Sears, and various other stores looking for good deals. We bought a 14" band saw, a table saw and stand, miter saw and stand, a router, circular saw, a variety of clamps and misc small tools, some OSB boards and peg boards and hangers.
We spent the weekend putting up sheets of OSB and peg board and assembling the tools.

May 25, 2007

We sold the ol' 1971 Parrothead motor home to make room in the yard for the Alberg 30.
It was priced to sell and the first person that saw it bought it!

I Have painted the boat to scale (more or less) in the grass in the back yard to get a feel for the "footprint" and placement once we get it home. My wife Kim and I have placed patio chairs in the "cockpit" and sat there chatting about the sea and the boat. "It's not so little" she says, walking down the painted companionway. I admire her positive attitude and am so glad to have her as my wife. We plan to sail the vessel offshore. I don't think many woman would have positive things to say about the prospect of moving out of a house and into a space that is not much larger than the bathroom in our home!

May 20, 2007

We have the steel all cut and are ready to build the cradle, but just have not had the time.
Hopefully we can start on it soon. There is not much time left before the long road-trip to go and get the boat.

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