Drowning in Canvas

A couple months ago Cory figured out that I could really sew, not just hems and
little things.  So we borrowed a friends regular sewing machine and I made a new
custom comforter and matching pillow cover for the V-berth.

Then since he was pleased with that we decided to make new custom sheets for our bed.  Well, once that was done Cory figured out that if we got a hold of a Sailrite sewing machine and some canvas, I could do some canvas projects and save us a lot of money.  That was when it all started…now I have sewn…a propane tank cover, a grill cover, a lifeline
cover, a splash guard, mesh sunshades for the sides of the cockpit, a cowl cover
for the outboard motor, and a full cover for the outboard motor.

Yes…you guessed it …there are more projects coming. Everyday there is something else
Cory wants to cover with canvas. I have already done another grill cover for our
friends Troy and Deana,who graciously Lent us their Sailrite machine, and my services have been
offered, through Cory..lol, to other friends as well. Pretty soon you won’t be able to see any fiberglass anymore it
will all be canvas….lol!

Memorial weekend- Offats Bayou

We decided to go anchor out this past Memorial weekend at Offats Bayou. We left
friday evening and our  friends Troy and Deana on s/v Storyville left at the
same time to anchor at Baycliff that night.  We headed out the Kemah channel and
towards Baycliff and just as we were getting going and got our jib up a storm
formed and the wind started gusting. It was gusting a little too much so we
decided to take the sail back down. We had a heck of a time trying to get the
jib back in (some yelling back and forth between me and Cory ensued), but
eventually we were able to get it back in. We motored around in the choppy water
for a while and once everything seemed to calm we anchored in Baycliff.
We headed out early the next morning the rest of the way to Offats Bayou. We got
there in the afternoon and our other friends Kat and Trey on s/v Dawn Treader
were already there anchored. We took the dingy and said hello to some other
friends from the San Leon Sailing club and relaxed.
Cory made some delicious ribs for dinner that everyone enjoyed. It was a wonderful
weekend of swimming, relaxing, and playing around in the dingy.
We all headed back to Kemah monday around noon. We saw some other people from our
marina heading back too, from various places. It was a really great weekend and
we all wish it didn’t end so soon.

How to know if your relationship will last/How to know how well you get along?

Step 1: Buy a boat

Step 2: Get rid of your house and most of your
possessions

Step 3: Move on to the boat

Step 4: Wait and
see……lol

Living on a
boat with your significant other is a whole new experience than living in a
house or an apartment together.  This very experience has made me realize how
very little my boyfriend Cory and I ever truly fight. Sure we fight sometimes,
but it’s usually petty stupid little arguments that don’t last long and blow
over quickly. You will definitely know the moment you move onto a boat with
someone..how well you really stand one another..lol. There are no extra rooms to
move to, to get away from one another. You are right there tripping over one
another, in each others face and you better learn how to work things out.  I
used to live in a house with lots of room and my ex-husband and I still couldn’t
get far enough away  from one another, but it didn’t matter where we were..we
just didn’t get along. That is why I am amazed that we are able to get along so
well even in such an unconventional living space. It makes me realize I am truly
blessed to have found someone soo great and soo well suited to me. I love you,
babe!