I rushed Wiggles through his grass (I stood with him while he sampled every blade of grass on the property for 40 minutes). After all my barn rituals which went on for an additional hour and 10 minutes, THEN I did grocery shopping. By the time I arrived home, it was 9:30. More work putting groceries away, feeding the cat, pouring a glass of a lovely New Zealand savignon blanc and here I am.
Grueling day at work to boot.
But, there is a silver lining behind every cloud - during a call where I asked many questions about the galley and salon pics, Tom B. again casually mentioned that the boat is scheduled to ship on August 26th. OMG! OMG! was about all I could manage to squeak out. There are SO many things to do before that date, my head is spinning. My new mantra is one day at a time. If I look at the whole scenario head on, I'm likely to implode.
During some very frustrating work-related phone conversations today, I silently willed the person at the other end of the phone to please "shut up and get on with it" so I can get off the phone and deal with my much more important boat business. If you happen to need to call me, please be brief, get to the point and know that while we're chatting, I'm looking a pictures of the boat and adding to my already very long "to do" list.
Enough prattling, and who cares anyway, so on to the pictures. The yard sent about 15 pics of each section of the boat. Oddly enough, there are no engine room access or even engine room pictures in Tom B.'s most recent batch. Also disappointing, there is only one port side view of the exterior. Tom B. already called the yard to rectify this and calm me down. He assures me I'll have these pictures soon.
Tonight's pictures will center on the galley and salon. The workmanship is absolutely amazing! There is complete symmetry, flowing spaces and no sharp angles or edges. Though I'm not so easy to please, I am totally purring here.
So, here we go. I'll put the explanation caption under the pictures. Sometimes saving the pics sent takes a ton of time - I haven't yet figured out why, but some swearing is involved during the process.
You'll notice a rough area behind the stove - that's where I'm installing tumbled stone in a diamond-shaped pattern (I think) in a natural color, perhaps with a decorative tile or three in the center or creating a pattern. The thought of trying to maintain the standard stainless back splash kept me awake at night.
As mentioned in an earlier blog, I elected to forgo the standard white formica in the galley and continue with the cherry I so adore. It's a lovely, warm look - no sudden breaks in color or texture for this girl!
I'm not sure if you noticed, but there are cherry frames built out of the windows. I'm planning on taped wooden blinds, at least 1" wide, or however wide I have room for. I've always admired this custom look on the mega yachts whose sites I visited. The blinds actually sit behind and within the built out frame, so the look is smooth and elegant, with nothing flapping or banging around the windows. This same treatment has been applied throughout the boat. I must admit this decision was arrived out with a lot of back of forth between my Tom and I. It wasn't cheap, so he kept asking if I really needed to have this. My reply? Simple - "yes, I really, really MUST have it". The rest is history.
Well folks that's it for the galley and salon photos. It's heading towards 1 am and I still have a few things to do before calling it a day - wait, we're in a new day already, so my list just got longer! There will be separate posts of the master and guest staterooms, heads and pilot house and one exterior view pic. I don't think I can handle more than one of these marathon sessions anyway, at least not getting started until after 11 pm. Golf and a graduation party tomorrow night, so not sure if I'll get to the blog. Please understand if I don't make it.
Hope you enjoyed the picture show!