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    06-04-2014, 07:50 AM
Originally Posted by Captain Evil    

We are technically living on the boat, but in reality, we are in the house, just quietly. We were using an inflatable bed, but one of the dogs popped it one night, and it started leaking. We had to get up several times a night and pump it back up again. Since my DH is heavier than I am, his side of the bed kept going down, and he would wind up on the concrete, while my side went way up in the air. Then, our biggest Newfoundland jumped on the bed in the middle and catapulted me up into the air and over to land on top of my poor husband, who was already flat on the concrete floor. So, we built a bed, and with a bed, a shower, two bathroom sinks, and four toilets (one in each bathroom, and two for the dogs water bowls) we are pretty much okay. I do wish we had a stove...

OMG I just laughed my arse off at the mental images I'm having of this! We moved into our house when we had a kitchen, 1 toilet, 1 shower and we used a dreaded inflatable bed as well! Not such a clever idea when one has pets :) Like yourself, every night was a struggle and DH always ended up closest to the ground. Although, he would sleep through a hurricane, so it was up to myself to pump the bed back up since a pin would wake me!

I'm loving the pics and stories, my jealousy levels are at a serious high
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    06-05-2014, 12:28 PM
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I love where you live, I'm so jealous. I need to add it to my wishlist I think along with Cork (Ireland) & two parts of France!!
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    06-05-2014, 09:02 PM
Originally Posted by jaydee    
I love where you live, I'm so jealous. I need to add it to my wishlist I think along with Cork (Ireland) & two parts of France!!
Add Wales to the list, and I'm right with you! Incredible places and amazing people, all.

I just wanted to add a bit about our friend who broke his back by falling off the staging. We just went on a dive and he came along...

Here is our boat captain; a bit long in the tooth, but experienced....


...and here is our friend, stepping into the water to go diving in the cold North Atlantic. He says he is 100%, but we think he is more like 99% back to normal.


Really good to see him back!
    06-06-2014, 10:53 AM
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So glad that your friend is recovering so well
How could I have missed Wales off my list - I'm best part welsh by ancestry though I've never lived there myself!!!
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    06-06-2014, 11:40 AM
I love where you live, I'm so jealous.

See? Now do you understand why I leave Spain each year to summer in Maine?

Captain Evil, just came across this thread. I have loved reading about your house adventure. Whereabouts are you? We summer in the Kennebec county lake region (think On Golden Pond) at a cottage that's been in the family for more than 100 years and 6 generations. Maine is definitely a special place...
    06-09-2014, 04:57 PM
For some reason I totally didn't think you had Puffins in America, love all the photos btw
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    10-24-2014, 06:36 PM
This is a ancient thread, I know, but I thought someone might be curious to know how the house is coming along... well, for the most part, it's not.

Summer and tourists wait for no one, and once we started running the boat in may we were on it pretty much from dawn til dark every day. There was some work that happened while we were away, but most of that had to be undone and re-done. Frustrating!

But now that fall has arrived in all of it's glory, our plan was to build, build, build. Fate, however, had other ideas, and previous commitments and unexpected work chucked a monkey wrench into our carefully laid plans.

First, we had a pile of little boat trips that people asked us to do. We said no to most of the ones that paid, but it is really hard to turn down a charity trip or excursions for favors. So there were some of those, and there will be more.

Then we HAD to take our nephews to the Pirate Festival in Eastport: one of our very favorite activities and a family tradition.

Next came a diving trip to Canada, planned and paid for the previous year, with some underwater photographers. That was also wicked fun, even though there were two diving accidents which could/should have been fatal, but which, thankfully, were not. One of the aspects of diving which my husband loves is that you rarely get badly hurt diving. Either you survive unscathed, or you die. Pretty simple.

Finally, October has seen three boat wrecks that have impacted us. The first wreck was a big barge (30x 85') that sank in 65-80' of murky North Atlantic. We were hired the day it went down to salvage it, and we spent two solid days preparing our boat and organizing our backup/safety divers, and then, due to complications, inevitable in such an enormous undertaking, we got bumped off the job. The barge is still on the bottom (Evil laugh). No, really, that is a huge job, and I am not surprised they haven't done it yet. It sounds as if the complications are just beginning with that one...

Then a 55' wooden fishing tour boat popped a plank and partially sank before crashing into the rocks here on the coast. That is a land salvage job and definitely not our area, but the insurance adjuster could not find anyone who would do it. So, they needed a salvage crew and we needed a kitchen counter, so we are deep in the middle of that job.

Finally, a third boat, a research/fundraising boat, hit a ledge and is our of commission for a good long while. The boat was already scheduled to do a pile of trips, so we are probably going to take over some of those, although not all of them.

Here are some pictures of the boat wreck we are currently involved in:

The boat before we were involved.. I blacked the name of the boat.

This is a section of Debris Field #1
There were 7 Debris Fields

Part of Debris Field #6...

...and a Huge Rubber Duck at the landfill where we take the debris. It was not there on our subsequent trips.
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    10-24-2014, 06:45 PM
Thanks for the update. Sad to say, I had actually forgotten about this thread.

Yes, you need time and money for house building - seems like either there is time or money, but never both.

How big was the huge rubber duck? The rubber duck races are very popular in Canada and sometimes a big duck is put in to mark the event, but the big ones aren't supposed to get away! LOL
    10-25-2014, 08:17 AM
The Rubber duck was about a foot tall... not sure what that is in Canadian!
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    10-25-2014, 10:25 PM
Yup, sounds like he was migrating alright. :)
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