21 March 2010
Painting and Pain - Ship yard style
Spent 16 hours yesterday cleaning and painting welds and bare spots on Caratello yesterday. Made me feel like I was 18 again - chipping, grinding, and painting in the Coast Guard. Trouble was I woke up with my 53 year old body that didn't appreciate crawling around in the bilge frames hunched over with a wire brush. I didn't know you could wear out paint brushes, but you can. I think that going through 2 gallons of two part epoxy paint with a 2" brush is the 11th ring of Hell. Yes, I know that there were only seven rings but you try doing this and you will probably agree that Dante was wrong.
With medical reimbursements going down Dr. B takes on a side job.
Posted by Toby at 07:22