A lot has happened since my last post in May, unfortunately none of it involved Akupara. Let’s see, I took a last minute trip to France and Germany with our youngest daughter (3 weekends spent). Our youngest daughter graduated from high school (2 weekends spent). I built a new deck at our house (2 weekends spent) The Admiral and I took a quick roadtrip to Osoyoos (1 weekend spent). Yup that pretty much sums it up.
The hardest part about having a rebuild project that spans several years is keeping the drive going to finish it and finding the time to do so. Life has a way of getting in the way! There are household chores, and family commitments, and all other kinds of things that constantly distract you from completing it. I am not going to make anymore statements about when we are launching, or that I am back at it now. Seems every time I do, I end up getting swamped with “other” things.
If I make it down to Akupara this weekend, and if I have time to do anything, there are a few small projects I need to take care of like re-bedding some stanchions, and getting the engine ready for removal. I need to completely disconnect it so that the yard can simply pull it out and then I will have the room to renovate the engine room prior to the new engine going in.
Unfortunately as well, the Admiral is out of commission due to a bad back so I am working solo once again. Of course that means everything takes at least twice as long, but oh well, Rome wasn’t built in a day!