As the mountains of dirty snow, slowly start to melt, B-more is likewise slowly getting back to normal. Schools, which were closed for several weeks have begun to re-open, and the masses are slowly being herded back to the grind.
It's been a debaucherous couple of weeks for us, as neither T nor I really wanted to do much, except enjoy this blizzard. That meant hot beverages, cold beverages, and lots of yummy food (still with no faces). Yes, our nest was quite steamy and smokey the past couple of weeks.
We did contemplate our current plans, and made several revisions. We have decided that instead of restoring Lucy Maru to her ultimate, we will now get her to a good stopping point this summer and pass on this dream to someone else. You see, with L.M. the possibilities are limitless. Her 55' are just waiting to welcome a bathtub (with jets of course), a washing machine, a luxurious master stateroom, an art studio, a rooftop garden, a workshop, a bar, not to mention an electrical charging system that would take this beauty off the grid and into a secluded anchorage somewhere, where her inhabitants could float in luxurious simplicity. Can you see it? Can you see her coasting down the ICW or the Great Lakes, gleaming, winking at the other boats, reveling in her own beauty, power, and agility? All these things are truly possible, given enough time and money. But are they really possible for us seeing as how we have two boats and a dream of balmy breezes? How long would we have to stay in Baltimore, in the US, to see this through? I, for one hope to watch the next presidential election from somewhere far far away. Perhaps we should rent out L.M. instead of selling? Yes, that was a scheme we tossed around, that is still on the table, but, its seems complicated. The simple answer is... cruel. Two boats is too much. One of them has to go.
Lucy Maru, a 55' Chris Craft Constellation being brought back from the
dead summer 2009,with hull replanking, recaulking, and deck replacement.