Today is the 100th day since I started building and I have clocked 124 hours actual work, far more than that at the build site and yet more on related jobs. Is this enough? Am I progressing fast enough? Frankly I don’t know. I do know that I am comfortable with the current balance between full time job, boat building, relaxation and other essential tasks. I have a decent break at Easter and should be able to boost things along, the weather is improving and things will get easier. I am still only at the start of a very long journey and I am happy that as long as I keep moving in the right direction when I can I will eventually reach the end. There will be times when I must go slowly and times when I can go fast but even if I have to crawl I will get there! I am having a rough time at work just now and Gleda is the thing that keeps me going. Oh how I long for the day when she will set me free from the stifling oppression of this work culture trap where the rewards for years of hard work and loyalty are threats and insults. How could I have been so stupid as to think that my efforts would be recognised and rewarded in proportion. I will never again waste my precious time and energy on people who couldn’t care less.
I spent two hours tonight glueing in the four long stringers in the port hull. All the stringers are now glued so I can start prepping ready for coating the whole thing with epoxy.