Friday, 20 February 2015

A Quick Peek

Don't tell Pete as he doesn't like me showing off pictures of his work until they are complete but here is a quick peek of what he is up to at the moment. I thought you deserved a look. He is building my office, hurrah!  Two walls will be lined with book shelves (another one to go up shortly) and you can see the makings of a cupboard there too.  My desk will go against the bulkhead.  When we eventually get the barge moving, it will be a fairly simple job to put a wooden bar across the books to keep them in place when we are sailing.   There is not much headroom, but as I am a little one (in height at least) it is fine for me.  There will also be space for a cot/toddler bed so that my lovely grandchildren can come and stay.  It is not such an easy job as the shelves have to be made to fit the curve of the boat, but Pete is clever like that :)  I am sorry that I have been a bit MIA in blog land recently but I have been trying to finish one job whilst working at my new job too.  That has come to an end now so I hopefully will have a little more time to catch up on what you've all been doing.  Take care xxxx



17 comments:

Chickpea said...

What a clever man you have. I look forward to seeing it finished x

Jo said...

Definitely a clever man there! He should be giving lessons : )

A Heron's View said...

Narrow shelves for narrow books and wide shelve lengths for wide books and will you be painting one one of them blue ? :)

Fran said...

Chickpea and Jo - very clever (but don't tell him!) and Pete is definitely not teacher material lol! Xx

Mel - blue? You've got me there. Green and red so that I know which side of the boat I am on! Xxx

Connie said...

Hello Fran, you have a gem in that Pete of yours. He certainly takes pride in his work and it shows. We made a simple box that attached to our dinning table in our old sail boat. It was to hold all the little things like utensils and salt and pepper. The boat was at the marina and we built it at home. The first one we built square and it was beautiful, but we forgot that the boat is not square, LOL. It looked awful. It took us (I really can't remember...but) around 6 or 7 times bringing it back and forth before it fit right. It's not just the side curve but its a vertical curve too. Building for a boat is not an easy task . . . but your Pete does it to perfection:) Your office is going to be wonderful.
I am very happy for you.
Connie :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

doing a good job and I would never of thought of putting wood across for when the boat is moving; interesting.

Powell River Books said...

Looking good. It will me a nice work space for your new teaching responsibilities. Sounds like that is getting well on the way. - Margy

Jo said...

They look brilliant. You're certainly making use of space.

A Heron's View said...

Blue books were always part of any sailors locker, when I was a young lad !

Karen said...

Wow! I'm very impressed, that can't have been an easy job to do. Its going to look fabulous when its all done. xx

Dc said...

Coming along nicely, it will be lovely to see the barge in motion one day.

Fran said...

Connie - it's always a learning curve, this boat building lark! But we get there in the end xxx

Gill - there will be wood across the pantry shelves etc too, fridge will be pinned to wall! There is a lot to secure before we set sail xxx

Margy - at the moment there is 'stuff' everywhere, will be good to clean up xxx

Jo - he's not too bad at it!! Xxx

Mel - Ahhh, that explains it! Xxx

Karen - so looking forward to it being done, living in a building site can be a little wearing at times! Xxxx

DC - I cannot wait until we can set sail, so many adventures to look forward to xxx

The Quirky Bird Gardener said...

This looks fab, what an amazing project to take on :)

Fran said...

Hi Quirky Bird, welcome aboard! I think it's fab but I am rather biased!! Xxx

Lux Ganzon said...

Sweet of you to show off his work even when it's unfinished yet.

Looks promising already. :)

Connie said...

Hi Fran, I was just thinking about you and had to stop by and wish you and Pete a Happy Easter. I'm sure that you will be spending it with family and hugging those beautiful grand-babies. God Bless you both.
Connie :)

Fran said...

Lux - hi and welcome. Pete is a poppet really ;)

Connie - thank you for your lovely message. Happy Easter to you and your family, I hope you enjoy the holiday xxxx