Monday, December 24, 2007

"White Christmas"

My dear readers!!

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make Norway great. Not to imply that Norway is necessarily greater than any other country. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, sailing vessel of choice or sexual preference of the "wishee".

All the snow left with the mild breeze that came by a couple of days ago but I still have a white Christmas as I finished spray painting the walls and it is only fairing and painting the floor to be done before further boat construction can take place.

This is the workshop today, Christmas eve 2007:

And a few weeks ago...


This is a picture from the other side of the wall showing the two fresh air inlets with fans sucking the warmest possible air into the workshop, the vacuum pump and in the background the compressor. The strange looking red plastic construction is Guttorm's power-boat, it has not seen the water for a while and any bid would probably result in a sale (he is a sailor in his soul).

2 comments:

Grant said...

Tor,
Thank you for the wonderful Christmas wish. Very well said.

I'm sure the time you are taking to prepare your workspace for the main hull will be time well spent.
Cheers from Canada, it's white outside here too.

Anonymous said...

Gratulerer med flott utført oppussing av verft. Ser ut som om det skal bli trivelig å jobbe der fremover!!

Dag