Part One, day 2 boat project

Just a short post today as we are both knackered.
It has been a long day, we’ve worked well together, and have a good end result.
One of our resident friends took pity on us yesterday (we were in such a muddle we couldn’t offer her a seat and a cuppa) and invited us to supper tonight to save my having to cook.
It gave us a deadline to work to, which was good in one way and trying in another, but we had a plan, stuck to it, and have just got back from an enjoyable and relaxing evening.

The corner cupboard is no more, and after a few problems getting the door to hang nicely, everything that came out has gone back in, and with space to spare. Now work that out!
All we can say is that because it was at an angle, the space inside was impractical to utilise it all without taking everything out every time we wanted something.
We had to make a new top, and Hubby has done a fabulous job on cutting mitre corners (without a template) and just has to glue the trim to the board. My job will then be to cream cheese it (you may remember we used linseed oil in the cottage instead of varnish, and always refer to it as cream cheese), which will not only bring out the natural grain of the wood, but eventually stain down to a golden colour as time progresses and without the headiness of varnish fumes.
He has rerouted an electrical socket from the bench to the cupboard wall, and the radio will be put back in place inside tomorrow.

We stopped at 4.30, giving us time to tidy up and have showers to make ourselves presentable for our meal at 6pm. Our hostess had prepared a sausage casserole with bacon, onions and tomatoes, and served it with courgettes, green beans, carrots, broccoli and roast potatoes. Dessert was an apple tart with fresh cream. We were encouraged to, and did, have seconds of both.

Hopefully, more DIY news tomorrow.

About pensitivity101

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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