Pots on, pots off

We went to the storage locker today determined to find the rest of my saucepans and Jack’s general tool bag. Every time we open the door, we have to move the bikes out of the way, then start at the top of a tower of boxes and work our way down, opening each box to see what’s in it (why are they all labeled “boat misc?”) Then we have one of three options: pack into the car, throw in the trash or put it back into storage with a groan and a hope that the boat fairies make it disappear before we come back the next time.

We did find the box with the saucepans. It was labeled “kitchen misc, bike bottles” in Jack’s handwriting. The bike bottles are two plastic water bottles marked Cannondale, and apparently Jack wanted to be sure he could put his hands on them in a hurry. In any case, I now have all my favorite pots on board.

Jack’s tool bag is very heavy so we hefted a few boxes until we found one weighty enough to be it. Success! Now all the tools have found a home on board. I think.

We also made a list of things to sell to other boaters. First on the list was a set of nesting cookware that we bought for our previous boat. This new boat has much more storage space, so I can use my regular cookware. No sooner did we post the sign than we got a call from one of the people working in the marina office wanting to buy them. Pots off.

Jack is gradually sorting through the various bits of media technology on board. We decided we don’t need a VCR so that got de-wired today. Drew told us we don’t need a separate digital TV antenna so we returned the one we bought and fished out the antenna cable that we think goes up the mast. That gave us perfect reception, although we still don’t get the local PBS, CBS or NBC stations.

We’re still working on the settee cushions. It’s so humid that the foam isn’t quite dry but we’re hoping maybe tomorrow we can sit more comfortably.

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  1. That’s right – there’s no such thing as a digital antenna. The old rabbit ears are just as good for digital television as the $59 unpowered antennas at Best Buy, Radio Shack, etc. Also, the amps in most powered antennas generate a lot of RF noise – as you’ve discovered.

    We’ll help with the TV, and see if we can get your satellite dish operating for ya.

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