Stranded Tugs & Ice Floes
As predicted, there’s more snow this morning & more on the way. We were awakened this morning by the most wonderful mechanic in the world. Jeff has been helping us through the whole heater episode & has been great about figuring out what’s been going on. Since we hadn’t spoken for a few days (a relatively long time given recent events ~ I have his cell number memorized), he actually stopped by just to make sure everything is running as it should be & that we’re warm. Talk about “caring for your customer!”
When we first got up, we noticed that there was a log boom across the river & wondered if it has broken loose and drifted. It actually took a while before we realized that there was a tugboat attached at the other end (to be fair, it was on the other side of the bridge). Evidently, the Hoo-Ha of Snow Travel on the land had delayed the bridge operators and the tug had been waiting quite a while ~ long enough to tie up and for the logboom to drift upstream of him on the incoming tide. Eventually the bridge staff showed up and got Quilceda underway again.
Debris in the river is much prettier with snow on top. There are ice floes drifting about and Greg has seen the tip of the Phantom Timber bobbing around as well.
Doesn`t sound too bad to me! not a bad thing to be concious of the fire threat. Mind you I was on a (“concrete”) boat the other day that had a wood burner (well multi fuel actually) and it was really cosy! Your mechanic sound like a real gem they are hard to find with any customer service skills? just want top bucks for poor work usually, well in my Marina they do! it is handy if you can learn to cope yourselves, watch, listen and leatn, maybe?
Not a bad idea, except for the fact that Greg is a bit of a Fire Nazi on the boat ~ we even have LED candles, because of the fire risk. I doubt I could convince him that an actual fire-burning stove would be acceptable. Thanks for the compliment about KJ; I feel the same way. We’re very lucky to have her!Jamie
Great blog by the way! love the boat, just love it so much character!
I think I would be inclined to collect as many floating logs as possible and store them somewhere (depending what they are, hardwood or softwood) and possibly install a solid fuel stove to enhance mylife/christmas onboard?