Last weekend, Riley and I spent time on the boat sanding and oiling the interior. So far, Riley has made most of the trips to the boat alone, and this was the first time I had been when it wasn’t bitter cold outside. Nice weather makes a huge difference in my productivity (and positivity…). I should also mention that it takes us about 4.5 hours to get to the marina from our house. It is quite a time investment to make a weekend trip, so it’s crucial that we have a well organized game plan and weather that cooperates. Most of the boat projects so far have been beyond my expertise. Fortunately, Riley is more than capable, and willing, to complete them by himself. When it comes to sanding and oiling, however, four hands are always better than two. We made a lot of progress, and left at the end of the weekend feeling satisfied with the results. Maybe one more coat of oil on the walls, and a few coats of polyurethane on the floor and we should be finished. Since the weather was so nice, we did allow ourselves a little bit of a break to have a picnic at the city docks and catch up on a little American Pickers back at the hotel (a temporary luxury while the boat is an inch deep in dust). Not a bad weekend.