You may have noticed that I haven’t written a “Word of the Week” post for a while. That’s because there hasn’t been a whole lot to write about. Winters are generally quiet times for us, and this year’s been no exception. Still, we have accomplished a thing or two that I wanted to share so I’m stealing an idea from Ellen over at The Cynical Sailor and His Salty Sidekick called “Month in Numbers”. It’s a list of random things that have happened over the course of the month . . . by the number. I wish I’d come up with the idea myself but I’m not that clever, so thievery it is! I hope you enjoy it and be sure to take check out some of Ellen’s best monthly posts here.
26 The number of days it rained this month. If that sounds grim, trust me, it was. Obviously, we had a few dry days but could only manage to string two of them together in a row.
0 The number of sailboats we’ve sold and/or put on the market. We are working on it, though, and might have something more exciting to report next month.
77 The number of narrowboats for sale online that we’ve looked at. We’re not interested in buying anything before we sell Cambria, but it’s fun to shop around and dream.
0 The number of green beers we drank in honour of St. Patrick’s Day. We had a few regular ones, though. These days, I stick to boring Coors Light but David’s more adventurous and recommends the Koko Brown from the Kona Brewing Company (Hawaii).
3 The number of blogs I wrote. I actually posted 10 (including this one) but only the three were new. Why? Because I’m a complete slacker.
9 Trips we made to our storage unit trying to find things we needed but had taken off the boat.
132 Hours spent at the storage unit looking for things we needed but had taken off the boat. Okay, maybe it was really closer to 9 hours but it felt like more, especially in the cold and rain.
6 Boat jobs completed, probably more. The biggest was adding ambient LED strip lighting to the v-berth.
8 The number of times I dusted. I don’t know if that’s a lot or not, but I could have easily dusted every day and still had dust to dust which begs the following questions: Where does it all come from? Why are boats so dusty? And am I alone in this struggle?
70+ The number of hours I spent working on a single drawing. I haven’t finished it yet, but I’m making progress.
1 The number of times David pulled out his guitar to have a little fun – he seriously needs to work on improving that number (all work and no play, after all).
And last, but not least:
0 The number of miles we logged on the boat. Zero’s never good but we hope to change that next month with a trip down to the South Sound for the Gray Skies Blues Music Festival in Tacoma and to visit some of the area state parks.
How was your month? Did you manage to stay warm and dry? Join the conversation below in the comments section or on our Facebook page!