The Search For Bright Waters

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wild Wednesday

Written by Christine

Wednesday was a great day! We went to West Marine and managed to walk out with only a spray bottle fan. (I don't have an AC in my car and I was DYING), went to Fawcetts for the first time ever, even though we keep hearing about it, it's cheaper than West Marine, with a different selection. We picked up a few things there including this super awesome bracelet. Its called a turks head bracelet or sailors bracelet. I asked the counter girl why they were all so small, I couldn't get any of them on and I don't have big wrists, she explained you find one you can squeeze on and you wear it all season and cut it off at the end. In a different store the same day I found a wooden bead bracelet for a buck and when I tried to pick it up... there were THREE in the bundle! One being pink! So now I have four awesome bracelets on one arm and I am just too cool.

We went to downtown Annapolis next to pick up our muffler we bought and the Naval Academy air show was going on with the blue angels so we caught a peek of that. We ended up at Bacon and got some great deals there as well. We got two fans to wire in the V berth, and a solar shower ... room? You hang it up from the same halyard as the solar shower and its a private room you stand in. Wow! Kind of disappointed though since earlier in the day I bought a hula hoop and was going to put a shower curtain around that to use as a shower room. Now I might actually have to use it to exercise.

Wednesday night was back to the boat for Joey to do work in that hot and cramped little engine area. He's got everything back together except for a muffler attachment which he is going to pick up today, then we'll try to start it up this weekend and hopefully it will sound ok, and switch gears ok, otherwise he's got to dive down there and try to see if anything is stuck on the prop. After a few drinks one night I argued and won that I should be the one to do it so I could help, but quickly sobered and was terrified of cutting myself on the prop guard so I sheepishly told him he could in fact do it himself.

On second thought, maybe we'll have Nala do it. While Joey was working Wednesday, and I was in the cockpit hanging out, Nala decided she thinks the netting we put on our lifelines for the sole purpose of keeping cats in, is a jungle gym! Woo fun! Climb them! Then she got really brave and decided to see whats on the other side. After a few times rescuing her (not that she knew that) from the other side, I got out the crabbing net/pole and resumed my chillin. I figured I would hear her splash.


Luckily another live-aboard Julie was walking down the dock at that moment and saw her fall in. Joey had just come out of the hole so I grabbed the pole and we both scrambled for the front of the boat. It was getting dark and we couldn't see water moving, or hear any splashing, so we panicked but Julie from the dock could see that she was right below us, and since the boat angles out is why I couldn't initially see her. I was shaking so bad I gave joey the pole and he fished her out! She was swimming like a champ though! I was impressed. Poor kitty. By this time, all of her fans seemed to be on the dock and everyone had their input and stories about when their cats have fallen in. She got dried off and is fine. It probably felt good since it was such a hot day. Our hope is that she learned her lesson. Nomy cat though, I must say, did not handle that situation like I was hoping. When we got to the bow of the boat he was just looking over the edge. Haha. Meow, or come get me or something next time cat.


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