Friday, September 30, 2011

Moved back aboard! Finally!

But not really in. Most of the 'stuff' is still in the 2 store rooms on shore just in front of the boat. We moved most of the stuff from the apartment directly into the boat, food, clothing, bedding, cushions, etc. All the boat gear is still in the store rooms.

I didn't intend to polish the brass (door hinges, locks, knobs, coat hooks and light fixtures). But, like the big brass toilet, I go t ribbed and bullied into cleaning most of it up, "You aren't going to put that nasty thing back in the shiny boat like that, ARE you?". And I don't intend to polish it each week from now on either. Maybe it'll go green gracefully again!
Looking forward from hall

Looking forward from companion way stairs

Looking aft at saloon and galley

The new table is hard to see already!
There is still a lot to do. We are getting the deck ready to re-paint white. And put the non-skid on. It will be tiny glass beads like the walk-around we did in Hawaii. Only a few weeks and we can get out of the marina/work yard and do some cruising. I can't wait to relax!

Trinda lost her wallet for a few days. Just long enough to cancel all the bank cards. So we'll be hanging near the post office a few weeks anyway. She spent the day shopping in Cebu with a friend. They stayed too late so she was really tired. When she got off the bus, she hired a tricycle to bring her the last 1/2 mile into the DryDock. She got a coin purse out of the wallet to pay and forgot all about the wallet. It must have fallen in the floor of the tricycle.

When she noticed (30 minutes later) that it was gone, we searched back to the highway. Not there. A bunch of local guys we had waved to often saw us and offered to take us to town to try to find the tricycle she rode in. I couldn't believe it, but we found the guy asleep in it in the terminal. He searched the seats but no wallet. I bought gas for our friends and we came back to the boat.

Yesterday, the guy that took us to town, came to the boat WITH her wallet! Unbelievable! And it had all her cards (now canceled) including drivers license and local CostCo-like card. She only haqd about 40 pesos (1 buck) so that was no loss, but she also had two rings, her mother ring and her aniversary ring. The mother ring is gone, but they missed the other one. Some of the folks here are so nice to us!

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