Sunday, March 13, 2011

First Weekend of Work

This Saturday, I'll head to the marina and start to assess the realities of owning this humble vessel.  I'll start with exact measurements of each area, replacing windows and removing cabinets, mirrors and coat hangers attached to the walls.  Once the walls are bare, I'll map out the areas of the boat (living/dining, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom) and design the interior.  I'll be removing the lighting and excess wires which seem to meander from ever possible corner in preparation for more permanent and intentional lighting.

On Sunday, I'll met the electrician and on Monday, the roofer. I hope they both have good ideas which are affordable and what I visualize.

In my mind, I fantasize about moving in, falling asleep to the gentle toddle of lake movement and waking that first morning to enjoy coffee on the deck.  It makes me smile and nearly giddy with anticipation.

The one thing I can't wrap my head around is the color of the exterior, particularly if I can paint the new roof.  Wouldn't it be great if I can add a skylight?  I'll have to look into that.

Limitless possibility and what's better, it's my brainchild.  There is no one with whom I need to consult on preference or decor.  Just me, myself and I.  This is the first time in my adult life I can make those decisions alone and I can hardly wait.  Each color, fixture or decision is mine alone and will be relished and devoured like it's own unique delicacy.  Delicious!

1 comment:

  1. I think the roof could be made a great party area...imagine Chandra on top singing to the lake people. christmas lights....a retractable slide and ladder....woohoo!