As much as we enjoy every minute (usually) of the weekends spent on our houseboat at the river, these boats do require maintenance and work! Our side walkways were never ground down to nothing and were kind of bumpy and nasty looking under that white paint. So Bruce decided that this year we (him actually-lucky me!) need to strip, grind, and put a new coat of white paint on them to make them look pretty! Well I'm pretty sure "pretty" isn't his idea of what it will be but you get the picture. Anyways, the former owners had GLUED carpet down on every possible space, and let me tell you it is not easy to get that crap off. We knew the guy seemed a little "different" when we bought the boat from him (it was decorated all over inside with PINK!), but who in their right mind would glue down carpet on every surface that people walk on? Well he did. Bruce had grinded pretty much everything else and so this year it is the sides. Then next year he will probably have to start all over! Ha! Just kidding. So this weekend I mentioned that we could get the sides done since the weather is going to be nice. Know what he said? "It is going to be a beautiful weekend and my a*s is going to be sitting in a chair out on the beach!" So, I guess maybe we won't be working this weekend, but yet that man cannot sit still for more than 20 minutes so there is still hope that they will be done by Memorial Day weekend! Everyone have a good one. Enjoy the warmer temperatures!