Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Brrrr

It's freezing. Not technically yet, but yowzers, it's COLD!  Our two heaters are working overtime and as I type this, I'm wearing fingerless gloves.  It hasn't been this uncomfortable before, but it's only 9 degrees out tonight, so I think we are getting a small taste of what the next two months will be like.  Good thing we like to snuggle!

I haven't been good at showing you around the place so far and I'm sorry for that.  The other day I cleaned out my "locker" and because I was so proud of it, I took a picture.  Riveting, I know, but it's a start, right?  I know some of you were curious about how we live and this shows where I keep all of my girly stuff.
This is my locker where I keep all of my jewelry and makeup and stuff.  It's all my own and it's a big space, which is quite a luxury here on the boat.  I just cleaned it, which is why it looks so clean and organized.  The silver backing is insulation.  Because it's cold outside and warm inside, condensation forms and everything gets wet.  So we line the lockers (and our bunk) with this insulation to keep it warm and also to minimize the condensation.

My pair wall.  (The card B1 gave me a while ago that says we make a great pear.) :)
Random picture of us being cute on New Year's Eve.
Happy New Year!  First night, 2013.  We wanted to wear fun hats, but it was too cold, so we wore them over our winter hats!
And cold pictures...
Winter sets in at the marina.  A thin layer of ice was on the rocks and on the water this morning when I walked to the car.

Thin layer of ice.

You can see it a little better from this view, I think.  Some of the ropes in other areas were surrounded by ice too.
The boat is all lit up (I think I mentioned this before-but it could have been on Facebook) for the holiday.  I would go take a picture of it from up top, but...well, see above.  (It's freezing.)  So I'll take a picture on the way in tomorrow and will share it soon.  I promise.

Does anyone have any questions about the boat and how we live?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

It Snowed!

Last night it snowed in our city...it's our first big snowstorm of the year and our first snowstorm on the boat!  B1 finished making our door to the shrink wrap.  Thank God, because if we didn't have it, I think our cockpit would be filled with snow!
 
Our fancy door.  :)  I'm pretty sure I'm going to do something fun with it on the inside...like painting it or plastering it with pictures.  Then again...maybe not.

It was quite pretty while it was coming down.  And it was pretty cool being inside our boat while it was snowing.
The snow was sticking pretty well.  This is our neighbor's boat.

Snow on the shrink wrap.



After a little while, I went out into the cockpit and shook as much snow off of the cover as possible.  It was neat hearing the splish splash into the harbor.
...and the next morning.  This is our finger dock, which comes off of the main dock and is how we get onto our boat.  The marina snowblows the main docks but we're responsible for our finger docks.  Thank God we have that railing (we had to buy steps and a railing-they are not provided), even if it's covered in snow at the moment!  All it would take is one slip on the ice under the snow and we'd falling into the drink, as B1 says.

Quiet morning in the harbor.

This is what it looks like inside our shrinkwrap currently.  The frame is very tall so that once we clean the stuff out (Christmas tree for example) we can put some cushions out there and sit and/or entertain on the more mild evenings.  Those with larger boats have heaters out here which makes it quite usable and cozy.  Our tree looks very sparse at this angle!

It's ugly, but I kind of love it.  It's already helped cut down on the wind in the cockpit and made it warmer to sit in there.  I can't wait to see how it is on a sunny day!