There’s A Shiny Rock On My Finger!!

April 26, 2016 0 comments

Time flies when life happens! We can’t believe it’s been over four months since we last posted anything.  We’ve had a lot of big things going on. The first, most notable one is that we’re engaged! Woohoo!

There's a shiny rock on my finger

I’d say he did pretty good, huh?

Dave popped the question on February 7, 2016 and I most definitely said “yes!”.  It was just another ordinary Sunday morning – drinking coffee, making breakfast and getting ready for the week ahead.  Dave decided to help me with breakfast, which was a bit of a surprise since he’s more of a dishwasher than a cook.

Anyway, to make a long story short, he got me out of the kitchen for a moment and when I returned he was down on one knee with a ring in his hand! Good food AND romance – he really knows the way to my heart. 🙂

Planning, Planning, Planning

Since then, I’ve been planning our soon to be wedding (July 30th- eek!!) and haven’t been on the website too much.

While all this wedding planning has been going on, we’ve also been making trips down to the boat to get her ready to splash (aka put her in the water) and get her prepped for her big move down to the Jersey shore!

A LOT of work still needs to be done, but since it’s warmed up outside, we’ve managed to:

  • Scrape and sand the bottom
  • Add two new layers of bottom paint
  • Lubricate the prop
  • Wash the deck and scrub (some) of the teak
  • Polish (some) of the stainless steel
  • Remove the old VHF and replace it with a new one
  • Purchase an iPad to use for our GPS/Navigation/Chart plotter
  • Scrub the head (ew)
  • Flush out all of the winterizing fluid in fresh water tanks
  • Remove the old ‘Wayfarer’ and port of call lettering and applied the new ‘Alli Oop’ decal 🙂

There's a shiny rock on my finger

There's a shiny rock on my finger

Heat guns are a God send!

There's a shiny rock on my finger

There's a shiny rock on my finger

Alli Oop x 2

Although progress has been made, we still have a long way to go. The next project to tackle (after moving Alli Oop to her new home) is cleaning and organizing the cabin. I know it looks terrible! It’s drives me crazy every time I see it. Ick.

There's a shiny rock on my finger

The madness

This Friday, Alli Oop will go in the water and Dave and I will take her on a 2-2 1/2 day trip to her new port of call in Maurice River, NJ.  We’ll sail up the Chesapeake, across the C&D Canal and down the Delaware Bay to our final destination.  As of now, the weather isn’t looking so great, but hopefully it will shape up for us in time for our departure. Fingers crossed!

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