Meal ideas, stories, and photos...all aboard a sailboat in the Caribbean!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
As many of you know, my husband and I live on a sailboat. The last 3 months, though, we have been house sitting at one place and dog sitting at another...it's about time to get back to the boat! While we've been on land we've used the opportunity to rehab our bathroom, also known as the Aft Head. (As opposed to the Forward Head- we actually do have 2 bathrooms on the boat!)
I am an artist and I work in glass, so we thought it would be appropriate to do a glass mosaic on the countertop. It took a LONG time to fit all the right pieces together...not to mention adhering and grouting...
The walls were kind of a band-aid color, and I really wanted to them paint cobalt to match the glass. T was hesitant..."don't darker colors make a space look smaller?" Well, the space is literally 3 feet by 4 feet, so we really aren't fooling anyone! Yes, our bathroom is 3 feet by 4 feet.
T has a little bit of wood work to finish up still, and a second coat of a neutral color in the bottom half, but so far a great improvement! Here's the before, bathroom totally stripped:
And after, almost finished! Anyway, we went over budget this week for the first time in weeks! We spent $120.30, but the budget is $105/week, or $15/day. Monday was ravioli and ginger soup, Tuesday we had a pizza, Wednesday was soup and salad, Thursday was fish tacos (T caught a huge permit!), Friday some friends too us out to dinner to thank us for dog sitting. I had lamb lolipops, which were wrapped in a puff pastry and really delicious. Saturday, T made a deconstructed stuffed cabbage dish, and Sunday I made a Moroccan vegetable stew. The new budget week started yesterday, and I made a shepherd's pie with a side of beets and only spent $5, so the week starts out well!