Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Lots to get done on this second day off. Errands to take care of, mail to get and send, and our weekly "trip around the marina." Today, some dumbass with a 36' Catalina decided the pumpout area would be a good place to tie off... and leave. Literally, he was taking up one whole side of the pumpout dock. Another sailboat got there before us, and he was pissed at this person's lack of consideration. There wasn't room to put Wild Blue at the dock, but I put the bow at the end of the dock, and Joan stepped off and gave the other sailor a hand at moving the dumbass's boat. With that boat pulled back (but still completely within the yellow area marking pumpout parking only), there was room for Wild Blue. You can only pump out one boat at a time, but the process goes a lot faster if you can at least put one boat on each side... not to mention it makes for fewer boats "doing circles," waiting for space to open.
I wanted to leave a "Thanks for your inconsiderate actions, asshole..." note for the Catalina, but Joan didn't think that would be very nice. Yeah, like leaving your boat in the... well, you know.
Joan scrubbed the boat when we got back. The kitchen faucet had developed a slow drip, so we walked up to Ace Hardware (really, that place is a Godsend here - they have everything) and bought a new internal cartridge for the faucet. With the two of us on the project, it only took a few minutes.
Oh, I know what you are saying: "Those are Joan's hands - I bet she did all the work." Yes, those are Joan's hands; you can tell, 'cause my nail polish is not that color. She takes things apart to the point where it is likely something will break, then has me deal with it. There are two plastic tangs that have to line up inside the faucet... well, first the old one has to come out (without breaking it), then the new one has to fit in (without breaking it). My job. Then, she reassembles everything from there. We are a good team. No drip.
The sign at the Post Office again today...
Besides the mail, that early ferry generally has a lot of delivery trucks on it. We haven't been to the grocery store, yet, to see what they are out of. ;-) Life on an island.