Ugh. I predicted a lag was coming, and it was a doozy. Five days now.
No crane today, ostensibly due to weather. Of course it hardly rained at all. But I try not to get upset about this kind of thing. We have a rule on Take Two: “don’t push a bad situation”. That applies equally to iffy navigational situations, dinner plans gone awry, and heavy objects suspended above the boat. It’s better to be patient and let things happen in their own time.
I’m still optimistic about the week. All the parts are in hand except the ones we’ll have fabricated. I bet we'll be ready to splash with days to spare.
I’d seen a few ants on the boat over the last few days. Mostly around the galley sink. I didn’t think a whole lot about it at first. We’ve seen little ants from time to time, and I figured they lived aboard somewhere and were just taking advantage of Tanya not being around. Then I realized they weren’t our ants, they were boatyard ants. They were climbing up the block, up the hull, into the sink thru-hull, up the sink drain, into the sink, and onto the counter. I don’t know exactly what they were after, but they were very busy. I figured I’d better intervene, so this morning I sprayed the blocks and thru-hull on the outside, and set out bait stations inside. By this afternoon the ant activity was seriously diminished. I wonder what’s going on in the unattended boats nearby.