It’s feast or famine around here, I tell you… You hear nary a squeak from us for ages, and then suddenly we finish not one but THREE major projects in the space of a week.
So I’m going to space them out across individual posts in the next few days, but essentially what you’ll be getting in the next week or two – assuming I don’t get distracted by you know, having a baby – is updates on:
1) The captain’s cabin (phase #1 – beds and desk): finished thanks to the amazing work of Tom Bruce who we’d recommend to anyone wanting bespoke furniture made. It’s bloody lovely. And we have a whole new room we didn’t have before, just in time for all the lovely relatives and friends who are going to be coming to stay and help us look after the baby! (Hee hee…)
2) The STOVE!!! Miracle of miracles, and several let downs later we were finally able to decommission the bastard diesel boiler (which during the Icelandic cold snap the week after Christmas was guzzling 20L PER DAY. Made all the more galling as we’d been promised it’d be in by Christmas, but let’s not get started on that). Suffice it to say it’s been a very steep learning curve.
3) Shelves in our room, AKA: Storage for The Bun. These were the Owl’s birthday present to me and he knocked them up by working ten hour days all last weekend to get them finished for me to start loading up with baby stuff in time for the arrival Any Day Now.
They are amazing and I love them.
All this is just in the nick of time: the next big project “due for completion” (ho ho) is due in less than 2 weeks…