Pop quiz: Guess where the eye of hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast?
There you have it, God reads this blog!
A few days of off and on rain slowed us down and the storm situation placed the progress into limbo, but it's a minor thing for us compared to the folks in Houston and Port A.
So I now delve into the wonderful world of upholstery. There's Rocky, the upholsterer, Valerie, the mattress advisor, Budge, the sage, John, the fabric deal, and Chuck, the confused. The world of ISD, Talalay, Dunlop, foam, batting (not hatches), solution dyed acrylic, and, of course the perpetually drained wallet. I'm numb, dumb and flummoxed.
We cannot just blame Hurricane Harvey for our failure. We are closer than I thought we'd be. Budge is finishing up the plumbing and electric. I am varnishing. There will always be something to finish on the water.
What we lost is the place to reassemble the boat, and the ancillary businesses to support the process.
We decided to proceed with the mattresses and cushions here. I am procuring the materials (more damn sticker shock). The cushions will be green (seagrass, if you must know). It was the best deal I could find on SunbrelIa fabric. I have the two densities of foam ordered, and the mattresses ($$$$).
We sent out 3 or 4 bid requests for the standing rigging. We only received one bid. The rest have not responded. I'll commit next week.