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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Comfort Food on a Stormy Night!

Nothing much in the house, Forgot to defrost anything, I'm hungry now! What to do?

A couple of cans of Starkist Tuna, some mayo and a dill pickle. Drain the cans of tuna, mix in mayo to taste and chop up a dill pickle. Blend the mayo and pickle on the tuna and set aside.

Open a can of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup. Not the low sodium or ch
unky varieties. Just the old red and white can of condensed soup with overcooked noodles and bits of chicken. Pour the contents into a pan, add a single can of water and heat it up.

Take two slices of your favorite bread, slather both with mayo, spread tuna salad generously acr
oss one slice of the bread and cover with the other slice. Meanwhile, stir the soup as it heats up. When heated, pour into a cup or bowl.

Your dinner is ready in ten-minutes and your setting on the couch in the front room watching the trees swaying, the rain spattering on the windows and the clouds scudding by on the horizon. Tuck under a blanket and enjoy your supper. Or, set up in front of the TV and enjoy an good movie. To be honest, it doesn't get much better.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Key of Sea On The Hard Deck!

We had the Key of Sea pulled out of the water to clean the bottom, change out the zincs and give the bottom a new paint job.

Ken Marshall and I tootled the boat the 50 yards from our berth at Squalicum Harbor to the pull out dock at the Seaview North boat yard. The trip was uneventful. ha-ha.

She sat at their dock over night and was pulled out by crane on Friday and set up in jacks in their yard.

Saturday morning Ken and I dropped by the yard to change the zincs. After a couple of field trips to LFS and Redden to collect all the different zincs we needed, we managed to get them all changed out without any difficulty.

This week the bottom will be prepared and repainted for the first time in I don't know how long. It needed to be painted when we bought it but we held off another year. A new coat of a black, ablative paint will be applied. This paint literally peels off in microscopic layers over time which prevents many ocean-going plants and critters from attaching themselves to the bottom. I chose a pain that has a 45% copper content and a fungicide both of which also resist living things from making themselves at home.