Friday, June 9, 2017
Now you may wonder what cruisers do when they're not cruising.... Well, first they get home one way or another. We have, for six years, been driving. A delightful, adventuresome, sometimes exciting, always challenging... way to travel from Mexico, through the US (aka tr__p (dare I say the word) ville) and back into Canada.
BUT, what do we do when we're not outfitting, refitting and over-fitting, our little boats? What do we do to fill that time between Nirvana and preparing for Nirvana? Well.... take a look. Yup, we're building a fence. Not just any fence, but a 6', yellow cedar fence... enough fence to keep the deer, the rabbits, the dogs, the kids (well, you know....), and any other creature not properly invited... out. Oh, and it's replacing the falling down edition that was ready for retirement.
For now; we build. In a month; we celebrate. I must say though, building this fence is kind of a zen like experience. Because of the never-ending slope to the back yard... one must first measure, then cut (chop-saw queen here), then place, make perfectly perpendicular using the level (that's a Capricorn thing), then measure and mark for drilling, then drill, then screw.... then repeat, and repeat, and repeat. As in the Amazing Race... once we've "completed this task 457 times" we will have a new fence.
As well..... we are really enjoying being home. Time with family, time with friends.. and time for other projects... yup, we're likin' it :-)
Hope you are having a good early summer too. And, hope your fences are all standing. CJ