Launderette duty

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.
boater hatAnyone 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.

owlIt will also double up as a perch for Fred.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Launderette duty

  1. Crooked Tracks says:

    I would rather do laundry than the skylight 🙂

  2. scifihammy says:

    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! :-()

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