Friday, April 29, 2005

Loose Ends

Have you ever forgotten to tie a bootlace, stepped on it, tripped and hurt yourself. No, nor have I, but loose ends need attending to, or else there could be trouble.

It’s been one of those days when attention has had to be paid to loose ends because a deadline has to be met. If the cruise is to start on Monday, as planned, then all things that need doing beforehand must be attended to.

Instead of loading the boat with provisions, I’ve done all those little things my wife wanted doing before ‘deserting’ her for a couple of months or more. The final coat of varnish was carefully layered on the garden bench; the windows, frames, eves and doors were cleaned; the garden weeded and a laburnum tree transplanted! Before doing any of these tasks, it was a visit to Tescos for the weekly shopping. All in all, the day has been very busy.

This evening it’s a matter of loading the car with the final items for the boat, and tomorrow morning, very early, heading for Burnham-on-Crouch for a full day’s sailing in the hope the boat will be fully tested.

This fine weather is a huge bonus, and apart from a few showers and maybe some thunder, there should be at least another three days of it.

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