Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kinda Sucky

Thump, THUMP!

What the....? Is there someone on the boat?  Oh, that's just a pillow next to must be Al out there.  What time is it? 4:53 AM.

CLANG!  Checking the stove?  Again?

And then the sound of the vacuum, and all the unkind questions are answered.  Yes, it IS rather cold in here.  And there are snow showers predicted for the next 24 hours.

The vacuum means he is cleaning out the stove in preparation for re-lighting, which is quite a process with our old diesel stove.  I also hear the day tank being pumped up.  We have been struggling a bit with the stove this year it seems.  It has gone out several times.  Is the screen plugged again?  Is there something wrong with the pump?  Is it not filling the tank?

Al says 'No'.  He simply thinks we did NOT pump the tank full when we THOUGHT we did.  Maybe we should just adopt the policy of filling the tank every day?

1 comment:

  1. New rule: Pump up the Day Tank when ever it is an ODD numbered day....