2924Hrs – If I’d Just Worked Harder………
Here’s an interesting fact that I realised today. If I’d worked on ‘Gleda’ for 8 hours each and every day for an entire year i.e. 365 days, then I would have worked the same number of hours as I’ve now worked on ‘Gleda’ since December 2006.
So how should I answer when asked how long I’ve been building? If I’d just worked harder I’d have been sailing years ago!
Obviously I’m only joking, yes I could have worked harder and faster but I’ve always done what I could when I could and for the most part continued to make progress. It’s interesting though because theoretically it means that if two people worked ‘office’ hours over the course of a year they could build a Tiki 38 from scratch and have her on the water the following year. No use to me but if there’s anyone else out there considering a build it’s food for thought eh?
Anyway back to my solitary plodding….. today I’ve continued with glass reinforcement of the beam shelves and I’ve also made and fitted some hardwood strengthening strips for the pod floor. Both can be seen in the photos below:
It’s been the hottest day we’ve had for a couple of years here today, what a pleasure it is to feel some real warmth after so long. Fingers crossed it lasts for a few months yet.
I don’t know if the weather had anything to do with it but as I walked up to the far end of the barn I heard a rusting in one corner and out of the corner of my eye saw something grey scoot behind a piece of wood. I picked up my rat bashing stick to hunt it down but to my surprise I found it was a baby owl (owlet) hiding there. Not sure if the little fella should have been out of the nest, it couldn’t fly so it’ll need some luck to survive but at least it’ll stay warm!