Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men

So here we are, August is gone and Johanna is still not finished!
I took 10 days leave from work in the hope that I'd at least get her all painted.
As Robby Burns wrote:

"The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men

Gang aft agley"

So what happened? Well of the 10 days leave I had, it rained every single day. The only dry days were the weekends, when I would have been off work anyway! Add to that a leaking water tank in the attic, leading to the wrong sort of building, as I had to replace part of the ceiling in my daughter's bedroom (after fixing the leak).

I did however mange to get all the base coats applied and I'm pretty sure that 3 days will complete the hull and non skid on the decks. There are some minor parts to finish after that (rudder, hatch, washboard) but these can be done in slower time and are not really as weather dependant. The to-do list is definitely getting short, unfortunately so are the days as we draw towards winter! Keep watching for more...

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