Hallelujah. Thank you baby Jesus for our life changing part has arrived. Spent three hours with the owner of Gillen Diesel this morning connecting our new shiny thing. Bye bye old rusty thing.
For a moment, and by a moment I mean 15 really long moments, water came pouring into the boat while Dave ran to repack the stuffing for the stuffing box. We were sinking. It was kind of fun… And turns out our manual bilge pump sucks. The rest of our time was spent in really awkward positions turning wrenches, moving the engine around to get the new shiny thing mounted.
Success my friends. Success. A few finishing touches need to be done before we back outa this joint, but I can not complain. Happy. Extremely sweaty, and dirty. But happy.
Yesterday Katie and I took a 2 mile walk to the beach. When we walked back after sunset, we got attacked by noseums. There are some things on this planet that lack purpose – noseums take the lead. We both started running and smacking ourselves insanely. I’m sure it looked as if we needed to be tranquilized and put down. Today it looks like we are covered in hives mixed with acne. We look great.