Been a busy day here on the Floating Empire after two days of solid rain, deafening thunder, lightning....did i mention the rain? Yeesh.
But today was pretty and a bit cool and we could actually get some things done. First we ventured to the wilds of Ikea to get some folding chairs for the dining area. We had bought some lovely faux wicker chairs before we started this thing. They're great, comfy, durable, stylish......the only thing we failed to ask was: is there any door or window in this boat through which these chairs will fit?
If you're curious, the answer to that one was "No".
So they sit stylishly stacked on the bow. We're probably giving them to a friend. So we went to IKEA and snagged some lovely, equally stylish, black wood folding chairs for the dining area that we can make disappear if need be.
Then we tied into our major project for the day, which was the new aft stairs. We had been using a ladder....I mean Lowes fibreglass painter's ladder....to get up and down to the sleeping loft. Not only did it take up too much freaking room, the elderly cat couldn't manage it, so either she got upstairs somehow and couldn't get down (so she just pee'd in place) or stayed downstairs and sulked.
So in my right mind and in possession of multiple power tools, I built a new set of steps in front of our power system to help us ALL access the loft.
Dinners have been wonderful. yesterday, we caught our first crabs and made them into a great little meal.
My point is, we're living rather large in our new and simplified lifestyle.
We ordered the edgestar fridge today, 3.1 cubic feet that runs at a massive 35 watts when it's on. Full review when we get it installed and running.
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