I’m here again folks!
My turn to laundry sit and catch up on emails etc.
We’ve had a productive day today anyway, going into town some 12 miles away to get another new cable for your truly’s laptop (to be tested later), and a few other bits and pieces that Hubby wanted to finish his hat for the boat.
Anyone who has stayed in a caravan or boat will know the problems of condensation.
Our boat is aluminium, and so possibly worse than most for accumulating moisture where we don’t want it. We have a skylight/escape hatch in the kitchen area which is single glass in a metal frame. Perfect for getting showered on in the mornings sometimes!
Hubs came up with the solution of making a cover for the skylight to reduce the problem.
He’s done a fine job, and just needed to trim ‘the hat’ to fit.
The roof on the boat is rounded, so obviously having square flat edges on the cover meant it didn’t sit flush. Today, we purchased a saw like hand tool designed for cutting curves on such things, as the Jig Saw was one of the items given away in The Great Sort Out.
I can’t abide mess, and mess in a confined space frustrates and angers me, so it made perfect sense for me to do the laundry whilst Hubby did his whittling!
We intend to line the cover with bubble wrap for insulation, and in the winter months, it will sit over the skylight and thus reduce condensation. In the summer, it will simply be moved along the roof a little and sit there (having been painted the same colour as the boat) , hopefully looking like a permanent feature.
It will also double up as a perch for Fred.
I would rather do laundry than the skylight 🙂
Me too! I’m no good with a hammer, can’t screw straight for toffee and as for using a saw, no chance of a decent edge!
12 miles to town? That’s a long way! Lucky your husband is able to make the hat cover – it sounds like a good idea 🙂 I’m sure Fred will like it 😉
Where we used to live, it was 10 miles to the nearest town to do our shopping. The local village 4 miles away had a Co-Op but it was expensive.
We have a good town here within walking distance, but we wanted something specific, plus we knew where a good butty van was for lunch!
We have promised Fred’s suppliers a picture of him in situ, so no doubt that will also find its way into a blog entry! :-()
Ah – I understand 🙂 Yes – I look forward to more of Fred’s tales 🙂
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