1202Hrs- Pleasure And Pain
Thanks so much for the fantastic words of sympathy and encouragement these last few days, they’ve helped me more than you know.
Too much thinking is bad for you I reckon. My brain has been scrambled these last 48hrs and it was not only stressing me out but it was also counter-productive. I need to step back, stop panicking and take some time to consider my options. I think you’d be hard put to find a better way of doing this than building a boat. So that’s what I did today and I feel better for it. I am going to spend a few days getting the upper hullsides trimmed and filled before moving inside the hulls to start filleting. It was easy work all be it a bit dusty but I think I relaxed a bit too much because I managed to put one of my fingers into a moving jigsaw blade, that certainly took my mind off things for a few minutes! Luckily I had some thick work gloves on otherwise it would have been a lot worse, I knew it was nasty as soon as it happened and just ripped my glove off, clamped my hand over it and, without looking, wrapped a couple of big plasters round it as tightly as I could. It was throbbing like hell when I got home and I was a little apprehensive about what I’d find when I removed the plasters. It’s not too bad but I have ripped the second finger of my left hand right down the side of the nail (I was going to post a picture but had seond thoughts) and it’s going to be sore for a few days. I spent some time cleaning it up and put on some clean plasters so hopefuly it won’t cause me too much trouble. I suppose I’ve done quite well given that its the first time I’ve done anything like this since I started the build. You really need to be careful when working alone in a somewhat remote location using power tools and climbing ladders, but then I guess it’s good training for self preservation when out at sea singlehanded.