Friday, March 23, 2007

This just in...

This just posted on the regional site for the CBC News that the Sun is indeed missing here in Vancouver.

We're breaking records people!

29 MORE days of rain

230 millimetres of liquid sunshine - that just over 9 inches.

Oohh, oooh they say ("they" being the weatherman Davy Jones) say we could break the 240 mark.

Could? Sheesh, more like WILL.

Sigh.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pffft...Bum rush the charts!

Ok, this has nothing to do with boats but it is about thumbing a nose at the establishment. Here is a way to say "pffftt" to the RIAA...



spread the word

I'm literally sick of this rain.

Well it is Vancouver. It is what the place is known for after all. Still, hope this lion goes out like a lamb. Seems like the rain this year has been a bit relentless. I have set up the table saw on the back deck of the Partnership for cutting up scrap wood from the renos on various vessels and from the yard. At least I can keep partially dry there. Also, Dave bought himself a fifth wheel and has been gutting that so it's scrap has made its way down for processing as well. It all helps as some of the firewood we pull out of the river is a bit soggy and in need of some encouragement to burn. I never seem to get through it though. Greig assures me there will be an end to it. Must. Keep. Faith!

The river is awfully muddy these days. The tide was pretty high this morning and it felt like I was walking down the ramp to the beach. OYI if the freshet gets out of control like they suspect well I would think we'll definitely
have flooding on Mitchell Road. (We'll have to park over on the South Van slope and Greig will have to ferry me over on the skiff to the Vancouver side so I can commute to work in that eventuality). The Province Newspaper had a week-long series on the potential flooding and there have been periodic articles about it over the last year or two. It is not if it is WHEN. It is said that the snowpack is the highest since the mid-fifties. (My info bears correction to give you the exact date). We'll be watching for the houses coming at us.

Sunday, whilst I was sick as a dog with that food-poisioning-like bug that is floating around, Dave also tried to weld some barrels together for more docks. And in the spirit of "no-good-deed-going-unpunished," the poor guy dropped the welder into the river WHILST it was plugged in and running. Thank goodness he didn't fall in with it. He managed to pull it back out and a few hours later discovered that it was working just fine. Phew! It is an oldie-but-a-goodie I guess. If it was newer model it probably would not have survived the plunge.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

You can call him Captain. Really.

Though people have been jokingly calling Greig "the Captain" for some time now it is now offical.

Last fall, whilst he was attending classes at BCIT, I picked up his cruise directing shifts on the Eloquent. So this is a sweet victory for both of us. We worked hard for it.

Now, with his 60-tonne ticket it opens up more doors. He is nagging me to go for mine. It is a tough course and they don't give this out to anyone. Hmmm...one more thing for that damnable list!

So to those of you who thought it couldn't be done....
PFFFTTTT!!!! Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah.

(Yes, I am twelve).

Congratulations Greig! Yeaaaa!

More foamin'

We tried another batch of foaming aroundin early February. Here are two of the lads passing the hoses from shore up onto the starboard side of the Bowie. Alas, equipment malfunctions snafu-ed things.

But they finally got it done. All spaces are so much warmer now.

Here is the lower bow suite all foamed and with spanky new hardwood flooring leftover from the summer cache we'd received. That stuff has gone along way, much as a challenge and a puzzle it has been to put down.


Monday, March 12, 2007

Much work, little blogging

So much work accomplished, so little time to blog. And here I thought with my spanky new digital camera I would be blogging out the yazoo.

Apparently not.

In the meantime, a collegue at work sent me this:

www.thesuperheroquiz.com

I took the Superhero quiz and discovered that yes, I am indeed Supergirl.

More posts on what we've been up to coming soon!