Saturday, 9 February 2013

Barges Update

Pete has been putting more shelves up in the pantry. Basically it is done now until we put the butler sink in and cabinets. The other picture is of the starboard side of the boat where the washing machine and grey water tanks are going. Then he moves onto the bathroom. Work continues......


Connie said...

Hi Fran, Looks like Pete is moving right along. Your barge is going to be wonderful. I can just picture the two of you having parties on the deck in the summer . . .dancing under the stars, while the water laps up along the sides. I can not think of a better home, than one right on the water:)
Well, I am delighted that I inspired you to make Pete a card. One year I visited the company that Steve works for . . . he was out on the road all day in a company truck and his pick-up truck was parked at the plant. I got inside and decorated the inside with garlands of hearts, set a box of chocolates on the seat, and tied balloons to his radio antenna. Boy, was he surprised . . . he insisted that all the office crew and the drivers come out and look at his truck. I wasn't sure how he would feel about it . . . but it warmed his heart and made a great memory. I do not get that carried away any more . . . but I was younger, then. Now he gets a card and a nice dinner:)
As for my weight loss . . . it is on the back burner . . . I am trying to get motivated. What I need is warm earth,sunshine and yard-work to do. Winter has just fueled my eat comfort food and stay inside mood.
Wishing for an early Spring for all of us :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Val Poore said...

I love the way you fill up the shelves as soon as he's built them, Fran. It looks as if you are ready to move in at a moment's notice! Progress is really being made!

Shara said...

Looks like it is going to be awesome!

Jo said...

That shelf space will be very handy. Looks like things are busy around there.

A Heron's View said...

Am very pleased to see the progress on the barge, would I be right in believing that completion is now near at hand and that you will be organising a moving in party sometime soon ?

Powell River Books said...

How will you handle your grey water disposal from the tanks? Do you have a shore-based hookup? I was searching for the name of your multipurpose stove the other day. Could you post it again? - Margy

Fran said...

Connie - how romantic is that. One year Pete was working away and I thought he had forgotten a card. However that night he hand posted it as he had made a 300 mile trip to come home! X
Val - how right you are! I will be on that boat the instant he finishes! X
Shara - thank you, I think it will but then I am the designer!
Jo - you can't have enough shelves! X
Mel - you don't think that I would have a party without inviting you? X
Margy - the tanks will be pumped out to the shore based sewage system. I think you mean the Rayburn/Aga x

Janys said...

Glad to see the progress report, and like Val, I love the fact that you have filled your shelves already. How much more to do? I am so greeeeeeeeeen - but sleeping with the windows open here I have been able to hear the water lashing against the boats and foundations outside which foils me to some extent. Just need another earthquake like the one last May and I can convince myself that the boat is tossing!!! :(

Sue said...

It's looking very good, I love your shelves.

Sue xx

Diane said...

Everything looks to be moving right along. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Fran said...

Janys - when it is done you can come and stay and experience the real thing!!!!xxx
Sue - thank you, they are tidy at the moment but give it a few weeks and then I will be looking to you for inspiration to declutter and tidy! xxx
Diane - thank you and there is an open invitation for you to come and see it in person xxxx

Connie said...

Hi Fran, In regard to the comment you left. My Steve thought it was going to be a goose . . . so , yes you could use this pattern for a lot of whimsical little dolls . . . she was fun to make. Maybe you could name her for me . . . what name do you have?

Steve and I are thinking about buying another sailboat . . .we have missed our old boat so much since selling her. We have found this little boat that is in need of some tender loving care. We stopped and talked with the woman of the house today and she is going to have her husband call us back. So, we'll know more about it soon. It is a small (I would guess 20 foot) fiber glass bottom and wood cabin. If we buy it I'll send you a before and then an after photo. I'm kind of excited about it :)
Have a wonderful day and thanks for being such a sweet blogging friend :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)