I’ll continue the story as we’re sailing back to Pier 32 Marina. I saw a very familiar destroyer heading out the channel, USS Momsen, my last ship. I called them on the VHF radio to wish them a safe voyage home after deployment.
When Mom and Dad came to visit they wanted to hang out with us and help with boat projects. Free labor is not a problem with me, so I gladly put them to work putting plugs in the window trim and stripping varnish.
They got all the plugs installed in the window trim, sanded down and stripped all the varnish from the entire cockpit. It’s amazing how good Astraea looks with those projects completed. Now all I need to do is bleach the stripped wood and put down fresh varnish.
Don’t think that all we did was work on boat projects! There was still plenty of time for baby cuddling and Grandson loving!