On December 30, 2010 In Uncategorized
It’s been a rather busy few weeks which is why there hasn’t been any updates to ye olde blog. I should be uploading some interior photos of the boat along with some info on where things are and how things are going.
A quick version right now is that we’ve got all the parts to the heating system either installed or ready to be installed. So ya. Heat has been the major focus for us so far so it’s been rather difficult with how the winter had super sub zero temperatures with the wind chill for a while there. Fortunately we’re on the home stretch now.
Anyways I’ll give a more detailed overview of what has gone on and what life aboard has been like lately and even a mini crash course in migraines that are caused by weather effects. Sounds weird but weather can (and is) a major trigger for migraines. So is a lack of coffee in the morning… Well…. Maybe not that last one there but anyways I’m off to get some.
On December 20, 2010 In Media
Ok. Just a quick post on this site. IF you like music, or better yet, streaming audio websites this is by FAR the best one I’ve found out there. I mean seriously. USE this music application if you haven’t already or “install” it as a Chrome Web App. It’s free and it’s like iTunes but online. I’ve literally replaced my iPod with this and I haven’t paid a dime (although the subscription costs are very cheap at $6/mth anyways). So ya. If you haven’t checked this out go here: www.grooveshark.com
On December 03, 2010 In Uncategorized
Ok. So this is going to be a pedantic point but I’ve come to the conclusion that there is an opitmal number of hooks for a single person to have in a public shower.
Currently I’m using the marina shower and bathroom facilities for my daily ablutions. These are locked off from the public so they’re only public in so much as anyone in the marina can use them at any time. Regardless I’ve discovered that there is a optimal amount of equipment required per shower stall for anyone to be truly comfortable. Here’s the requirements:
- 1 bench or stool
- 1 rubber mat outside the shower that drains quickly
- 3 hooks on the wall. Minimum.
The last one is the MOST important. You can get by with out the rest but you NEED 3 hooks. Currently there are only 2 hooks per shower stall. This is not enough. Let me explain why 3 is the optimal number. You need 1 for your coat/jacket/heavy sweater/umbrella or whatever you wore on the outside on the way here. You want this hook to be separate from the others just to make sure if your coat is wet you don’t have your other stuff piled on it. The NEXT hook is for your toiletries bag which could contain your clothing to change into as well (the bench could also be used for this but if you’re long of leg pants will be draped partially onto the floor which means you’ll have wet spots on your pants. Finally a hook for your towel. Some heathens may suggest to put this with your toiletries. MADNESS I say to them! If you need to get something from your bag the towel is in the way! And what happens when you need to start changing? The towel is in the way still! PLUS your pants after the shower could have a wet towel over them briefly. Which means that they’re either damp, or smell damp. This is not the road to happiness.
If you, or your loved ones, know of a public shower that has only 2 hooks and not 3 please report them.
That is all.
On December 01, 2010 In Boat, Uncategorized
Who’s done all their Christmas shopping raise their hands… … … Good I’m not the only one that hasn’t done it yet either. WHEW!
I, like many in my family (read all), find it incredibly difficult to get into the Christmas “mood” when there isn’t any snow around. While my parents house has certainly had snow since they’re further north than I am it isn’t exactly white up there yet. To use a phrase that’ll make me sound a skillion years old, when I was a kid I remember having snow that hung around by the end of October. Seriously. No lie! I literally got dressed in my Halloween costume, threw on a winter coat and go trudging with my parents to get that sugary loot we were all after back then.
Annnnnd then there’s now. It’s been pouring rain for nearly 3 days straight now. When we DO get snow Toronto wusses out and calls in the army to clear out the snow. For Pete’s sake (which Pete is referred to in that phrase I’ll never know. Lets go with Peter Jackson director of Lord of the Rings… That sounds about right.) this town used to get snowed in regularly, now we get a few days of heavy snow and all hell breaks loose? Sheesh.
Now… I do have to admit that there is 1 bonus to a distinct lack of winter weather right now. That is… the temperature. We now HAVE the heater for the boat but we have to get time to install the sucker and run the hoses to the radiators. So ya. Not all bad. But it doesn’t make it any easier to get all Christmasy with this weather we have.
I wonder how many people would get behind moving Christmas to say January so we at least have snow? I mean think about it. New Years typically has snow. There’s already a party going on. Why not merge the 2 celebrations? Or better yet make them run back to back so everyone can just nurse one horrific hangover after 2 days of partying instead of doing it twice in the span of a week or so. Hmmmm…