Only one thing to notice about this picture, really. The hatch is open, letting in some wholesome fresh air.
Five months ago I put plastic insulation over all the hatches to keep winter condensation at bay.
Now it's warm enough that we've taken the insulation off the hatch in the saloon. All the others are soon to follow, I'm sure.
In May we also laid pieces of carpet over the sole. It kept the boat nice and warm when the water temperature dropped.
It takes the water longer to warm up in the spring time than it does the air, of course. So we'll keep the carpet for another week or two.
So far we've only gotten rid of one piece from our cabin. But that had to do with Elias coming back in the middle of the night to use our head. He was still asleep enough that he just stood in the head and emptied his bladder into his pajamas, then walked out without realizing that anything was wrong.
The carpet wasn't worth saving after that.
The really welcome sign that spring has arrived is that the never-ending chest colds that kept Elias and Eric barking through the nights of winter have finally left us.
The not-so-welcome bit is that the chest colds have been replaced by fevers and diarrhea. Childhood is not for wimps!
It's all just the normal run of things, of course. But Eric, who has been particularly hard-hit by the fever, has responded by waking up screaming bloody murder three or six or eight times a night. Which has been a little tough on the parents involved.
Remember when you were so young that the most comfortable position for sleeping was on your knees with your bum in the air?
Peace, Out - Galactic.