I'm sorry that I haven't posted for so long. I went away to Nelson for a week and it took me two weeks to catch up on all the things I neglected to do in Nelson. (I'd gone with good intentions of sitting at my computer, writing emails, doing tasks that I had neglected as Chair of the JRA, editing articles for the magazine. Instead, I chatted with my friends, loafed in the sun, pottered around and did a lot of reading.)
I came back full of energy and good intentions, but although I have certainly been putting in the hours, life and hordes of visitors have slowed down progress. However, I love seeing my friends and if it means that boat is launched a few weeks later than would otherwise be the case, well so be it. But there are many times when I wish either that there were a few more hours in the day, or that I didn't need to spend quite so much time in bed!
So now, I have a bit of trim and a spice rack to make, the portholes to install and I need to machine up a heap of tigerwood for the galley counter, the cabin sole and the saloon table. Then I can fit the deckliner and call the accommodation finished.
I had been hoping to complete it by the end of they year. Ah well, nothing wrong with hoping.