I can't believe two weekends have passed since my last post! Time has been flying, which is a good thing because it means that I've finally been busy with real estate work, bringing a second closing to the table within the past month and now working on a third. After what seemed like nothing but bad news and setbacks, things are looking much better!
If you click on pic to enlarge, you can see how bad this was before!
This is a before picture prior to the name change and hull paint ... we feel we've accomplished something!
Nirvana's latest makeover!
By Sunday evening Ken was done applying the CWF to all the exterior teak, and we still have a good bit of the gallon left. This past week Ken re-installed the teak handrails and the other teak pieces that had been removed. We're really happy with the results, and Nirvana is looking so much better than when we purchased her. She's looking clean and "bright"! I use the term bright, because the process of cleaning and refinishing the teak to its warm, rich color is called "brightwork" in the boating community. It's called this because the restored teak really brightens the boat and makes it look a whole lot fresher and well-maintained. Nirvana now looks like her owners love her, and we do!
The next project will be removing, cleaning and re-installing the ports which have been leaking and need some attention. While we wish we could purchase some new, modern-looking ports we're going to have to use the ones we have.
This past weekend Ken and I indulged in the great food Louisiana has to offer. Friday evening we went to a crawfish boil, which we really enjoyed since we haven't had these "mudbugs" since last year and we couldn't wait to eat some. They were cooked perfect ... spicy with all the fixings including mushrooms, potatoes, garlic and corn. Saturday we were back in the French Quarter (again) at the annual French Quarter Festival. This is a 4-day free festival throughout the French Quarter with several stages and food vendors scattered throughout. If you want to visit New Orleans, this is a great time to visit! The free music is fantastic and it's all day every day. And the food ... well it's New Orleans so you know it can't be beat!
A few weeks from now ... Jazz Fest! Between all the work and festivals, we need to squeeze in some sailing! Hasta luego ... until then. Mid-Life Cruising!