I go out at high tide every evening now to wash down the boat, particularly the decks. Keeps the wood swollen, so that it doesn’t pull away from the poly-something-something caulk stuff. Which basically prevents leaks when it rains. Which is a good thing, as a few of the leaks are above Nit’s bed. Which she definitely does NOT appreciate. Which I then have to hear about. Loudly.
And I’ve discovered an added bonus…we seem to be in the middle of some stupid spider hatching frenzy and they’re all over the damn boat. So this gives me the opportunity to wash them all overboard, thus fulfilling my maternal duty to my spider-fearing firstborn.
I also find that it keeps me in touch with my Katherine Jane To Do List (ah, need to touch up that spot…oh, should do something about that too…that sort of thing). I guess the more I’m looking and touching and checking her out, the more on top of the maintenance I can stay.
Plus it’s just so nice and peaceful out there at sunset…