Friday, April 19, 2013


It was 30º cooler today.  And, instead of wind out of the south, it roared out of the north.  I had two layers on to finish the waxing.  Joan worked inside the boat.  (OK, I know you folks from the frozen northland think 63º is an OK temp... here in the Tropical Tip, that is like a chilly January day.)

Yes, she is scrubbing the walls.  And the ceiling.  And inside every cabinet.  The exhaust fan we installed earlier this year did a good job keeping things fresh inside while we were gone.  Still, none of our supplies go in until Wild Blue is clean as new, inside and out.

After I had everything sparkling outside, we tried to open the helm side window... it wouldn't budge.  Aw, crap!  That means there is gunk in the window track.  The fix: stick a hose in there and blast it out... yep, dirty crud ran down the sides of my freshly waxed boat.

This is fun.

If you find you have too much free time in retirement, buy a boat.  And an RV.  So far this year, I think I have spent somewhere around 122 days cleaning and waxing stuff... and this is only day 109 of 2013... I am counting quite a few nights where I had nightmares about waxing.

I trimmed the new king-size gel-infused memory foam for the V-berth.  I think I need to lay down on it and take a nap.  ;-)


The Beach and Bikers Fest starts today on the island.  While we were out for lunch, we saw 3 or 4 bikers braving the brisk north wind... outfitted in heavy jackets.  It is supposed to be in the 70s tomorrow, but it doesn't bode well for the bikini bike wash today.  I asked Joan if she wanted to participate in the bikini bike wash; she said, "Sure... I'm OK with someone in a bikini washing my bike."

Great... now I have to find a bikini in my size.


On edit:

I braved the cool weather, got the scoot out, and ran to our mailbox.  I was expecting some scooter bling.  The Honda is a really neat little scooter, but it is lacking one piece of instrumentation... no, not the GPS or satellite radio... there's no clock.  I ordered a couple clocks made for motorcycles...

That's it on the center section of the handlebar.  Seiko workings, made to fit on a motorcycle or scooter (or your bicycle).  The clocks came from a place called Clocks4Bikes.  That IS their business.  When I called to order them, I spoke with Linda (husband and wife team) - she was an absolute delight, and assured me that the clock would be a perfect fit on our PCX handlebars.  I ordered on Tuesday, and received them this afternoon.  The clocks come with an allen wrench and a spare watch battery.  Great service, a quality product, and a very nice hand-written notecard from Linda.  Big companies could learn from these folks!

Here's a link to their website, if you'd like to check them out...


Bill K said...

"Great... now I have to find a bikini in my size."

A picture, A picture we want a picture. LOL

Bill Kelleher

PS I won't hold my breath. :))

Captain Jim and the Blonde said...

No, you don't. Really. You don't.

Charlie-Captain's Cat said...

It hurts to even think about it!

Captain Jim and the Blonde said...

Don't think about it, Charlie! Seriously... a blue sparkle man-kini... just don't think about it!!

Charlie-Captain's Cat said...

Owwww! It hurt to read!