Yesterday morning we finally got out of the boatyard and took Dragon Lady back to her slip in Pecan Grove Marina. Hurray! It was wonderful to finally get “back home” in our slip. It seemed like much longer than three weeks that we were up “on the hard” at Deaton’s boat yard. Climbing a 12-foot ladder several times a day gets old very fast (and I’m not getting younger, either!). We celebrated by going out to lunch yesterday, which we rarely do–this called for some beer! Then yesterday afternoon I spent at least two hours scrubbing her from stem to stern, literally, to get off all the dust and yellow pine pollen that she collected on her teak decks over the course of her stay in the yard. Now she has had the total “spa treatment”!
Today Bryce scrubbed the dinghy, Dragon Baby, that hangs on the davits at the stern. It has been raining on and off all day, so he did not get to the silicon polish that protects her from UV’s. I guess that will be my job tomorrow while Bryce works on replacing bungs in the teak deck. There is never an end of “boat work” but it is generally pretty satisfying. You can look at what you have accomplished that day and feel good about the time spent.
Be sure to come and see for yourself how lovely Dragon Lady looks. She will be at the Boat Show at Pecan Grove the weekend of April 13-15. We will be giving tours down below and we have hand-outs about our marital interventions.