Friday, August 7, 2015

word hard for the money


So tired. But the show must go on! With proper face guard, gloves, and a player full of podcasts I set about finishing the port side of the hull cleaning. It was a colder day, and I wore my work sweater. I scrubbed and scrubbed, and dumped the water in the proper dumping area. I accidently walked in the back door of the office to ask for the key to the dumping room.

The wire brush made it easier, but oh my back was hurting from all the under hull scrubbing.

Exhaustedly drove home and spent the rest of the night tired.


Woke up sore. Popped an Advil, ate some breakfast, made coffee, packed a lunch satchel, and off I went! Dad was there today. I accompanied him to West Marine and successfully located a misplaced thing in the shop after Dad and the shop guy couldn’t find it. I scrubbed. Mom brought sushi and teriyaki. I ate my share. I scrubbed more. Tomorrow will hopefully be a shorter day. I’ve got mostly underside stuff left. I’ll get it done, and then I get a day off! A day in which I’m already busy with something else, but it’ll be something fun. A wedding!

After the boat stuff, Dad and I went to see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation at The Rose. Fun movie! Lots of great action sequences and a few moments that were so ridiculous upping of the ante that we all laughed. Excellent performances, lots of fun. I think I liked the last one more, but this was still cool.

Dropped Dad off at the van and went home and sent off a work email (nice to have a job where I can take time to help with the boat). Might have Bodi for another weekend!

Driving up to Port Townsend three days in a row is exhausting. I don’t think I could manage it unless I got a really cool job. It eats up so much time! I’m looking forward to not being tired.

August already feels like it is over, and it’s only six days in.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

just uber it


Brynne and Casey did some kayaking. I read comics and drank coffee. I kept it mellow. The next few days will be busy, so I wanted to enjoy the peace while I had it.

And I did a long water of the plants. Dinner was a taco casserole courtesy of Casey, with vegetables put on it. And a zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting for dinner. Yum! So good! And followed by SYTYCD. Some good routines. Sorry not much is being written, but it's late and I need to get some rest. It was a lovely day.


Casey and Brynne departed early, before I had gotten up.

I had a small breakfast, and poured out some cheerios and made coffee for the drive to Port Townsend. Picked up a thing that I wanted to get then went to the waterfront to park at the boat to start helping dad with boat repairs. I helped haul out the dingy too. There was a boat named The Rose of Gallifrey. A nice nerdy name. I asked the captain if it was bigger on the inside.

My main chore is scrubbing the hull. There's a lot of seascum that needs scrubbing off, and I'm just the gal to do it! So I soaped and scraped and soaped and scraped and got almost a fourth done! But I've got a better wire brush, and Dad got a face guard (I got a lot of drippings on my face, which isn't food) and some small gloves for my small hands. So tomorrow I'll have a better kit of stuff. I'm prepping for a long haul scrubbing marathon. I'll bring a change of clothes this time, because I was smelly after and damp. Not a fun combo.

I took a bath and a shower and thought about future plans and now it's late. Good night.

Monday, August 3, 2015



Doggie watching! I dozed in a little bit but not too much as I had a few errands to run. I washed some sheets then packed up entertainment for myself. First I swung by Poulsbo to see if there was this thing I wanted to buy, but it wasn't there. Then I got some fast food to nosh on through the day.

The dog sitting gig was at a Christmas Tree Farm. My bosses aunt needed someone to look after her two dogs, her sons three dogs, and her granddaughters two dogs while the family was at a wedding. The house was large with some great little design bits (like a rhododenderon wallpaper in the bathroom). I arrived early to meet the dogs and people. I hung around for about two hours while people got ready to leave (one set was a late departer).

The dogs were Daphne (an old lab) Elly (a younger white doggy) Giganthor (a mottled brown doggie) Peanut (a fatter mottled brown dog) Kush (a black lab) Hook (a 6 month old dog that is probably a specific breed but I didn't know) and Holly (a white shepherd). So larger dogs, but holy cow were they mild mannered! They were mostly in the glum "my owner is gone, ho hum" mode, with some seeking of pets. I fed them, let them out periodically, walked with them for a while, and kept count to make sure none run off into the rows of trees. I've met some single dogs that are more trouble than these seven were combined. Only Daphne was a barker.

I watched this German movie The Sandman, about a guy slowly turning to sand. Odd movie. I worked on a puzzle. I listened to podcasts. Just chilled generally. At 11:30ish, they came back and I got paid. Easiest money I've ever made. I offered to dog sit again, for a reduced rate if it is just Daphne and Elly.

The bridge was up when I was crossing, but it went down after about a minute. Got home late and crawled into bed and slept.


10amish I rolled out of bed. Said hi to Brynne who got in yesterday and Casey who got in this morning. They went over to chill with Celia and I had a bacon and green bean cooked in the cast iron breakfast. I loafed about. Edited some photos for work. Was social. Was not social. Was social again. Dinner at Celia's was BBQ chicken thighs, garlic bread, and fresh clam chowder. Yum yum! They swam and then we had a tea and ice cream nosh followed by three rounds of Scattergories.

I'm tired again. Tomorrow I might be helping Dad with the boat? I don't know.