We have been housesitting at the farm for just over a week. I call it a farm, and it kind of is – there are maybe 25 or 30 sheep here, a cat and about 16 chooks. Not to mention a whole lot of fruit trees, a vegie garden, three roosters and…omg… WIFI!! Mostly I am enjoying the fridge and freezer space and just the fuidity that comes with appliances such as the dishwasher, and not having to turn on the generator when I want to use the thermomix!!
But the other awesomeness is – we are back in Hastings! The only town the Smalls have ever known (oddly enough) and it has significantly cut down on the time that we spend in the car – mostly going to karate, the library and the shops. That is a definite win.
My mother came and looked after the Smalls on Sunday and Monday – she stayed over. I spent both days…wait for it…. at the boat helping M with the ceiling panels.
It was so liberating. I have such a powerless role as far as the boat-build goes. Everything resides in the Head of M – for some reason I struggle with even the smaller things that I should take on, such as finding ways to keep things secure once we are on the water. But that, I think, is the crux of it. I can’t imagine that we ever will be. It has taken too long. I am in denial.
However, it was great to have a few days off parenting and feel useful in a practical way. M and I work well together – it’s just that we rarely get the opportunity because someone always needs to be doing the parenting. Here’s a little timelapse of some time in the shed….
058/365 • so today and yesterday my mum had the Smalls and I helped #M with the ceiling panels (headliner) for the main cabin. There was measuring, cutting plywood & foam-backed vinyl, masses of spray adhesive, a lot of holding panels up with our heads, using a butter knife to coerce the joins, blobs of epoxy and a certain amount of frustration 😬 but it was like a breath of fresh air to me – working alongside M and remembering that we make a good team – no distractions ✔️ A good day. • #058_2016 #Summer2016 #boatyard #boatbuilding #headliner #diy #doingit #timelapse #fastmo