Saturday, February 25, 2017

Put It to the Test

This past week the new carpeting on Red Head was completed. Dylan and Dee Dee are happy to have the boat back to normal but will miss seeing Todd every day. Todd really likes dogs.

Now for the test. Can this carpet handle Labrador fur, I mean, those thousands of fibers of love and joy?

Here is a shot of the old dark brown wood floor in the salon a few hours after the Roomba finished.

This is a shot of the salon carpeting 48 hours after the last Roomba run. Pretty impressive.

Now Mom and Dad aren't foolish enough to believe that the crew sheds any less on the carpet than the wood floor. They're just happy not to be reminded. We'll still be running the Roomba pretty much every night but now if we forget - no one will know...

Except, of course, for Miss Dee Dee.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Well, We Never...

This week Dylan and Dee Dee have suffered more injustices. They were banished to the master stateroom while the new carpeting was being laid in the salon. OK, so maybe there are worse things than lying around on a soft bed, sniffing smells through the screen door, and getting an occasional belly rub. But they just couldn't help but wonder what great things were happening that they weren't a part of...

They passed the time with a little tussling.

A little goofiness (yes, that's a word, we Googled it).

In the afternoon they helped Daddy do some projects on the back deck. OK, maybe they just sat on the back deck while Daddy did some projects but there was lots of moral support going on.

They are scheduled to finish laying the carpet tomorrow. Then the crew can get back to their regular routine. That sure makes Dylan happy.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

A Little Chaos

No, we are not referring to Miss Dee Dee...

The kids have been living with much activity on Red Head for many months now. They've handled it well, even when they were forced to walk the scary plank. But most of the disruptions have been happening below decks and have had little impact on Dylan and Dee Dee's day to day life. This week that changed.

If you follow the kids' blog then you know that we have been planning a bit of interior design work. There were some new chairs and lamps but nothing of much interest to Dylan and Dee Dee. On Thursday Todd arrived to begin installation of the new - Yellow Lab compatible - carpet.

The first task was to remove the old carpeting and make the templates. The wall to wall carpet in the staterooms was pulled up. Dylan and Dee Dee saw their bed disappear as the floor was cleared of various items.

In the salon, the rugs, furniture, and yes, even their dog beds were piled around to provide access. With the templates now done, we all look forward to the new carpeting being placed.

How did our long suffering crew manage during this process?

They barely squeaked by....

PostScript:  The Kids' Reward

As a reward for the extreme fortitude that Dylan and Dee Dee have shown, Mom and Dad brought down the dinghy and took the kids for a ride. Of course, there was swimming involved. It's always a good day when swimming is involved.