It's all about the nitty gritty on Galactic lately.
First, Alisa has been finishing up her annual round of winch maintenance. And, since we've owned the boat a little less than two years, and are perennially behind schedule, it's the first annual round of winch maintenance for us on this boat.
This is the winch that she opened up yesterday, one of our big 'ole primaries, for the genoa sheets. It probably hasn't been greased in ten years. Very bad operating conditions, very bad nitty gritty.
Then for something pretty different, this is the space over Eric's bunk. We've been giving him an animal sticker every time that he successfully takes a dump in the head.
As you can see, he's had a lot of success lately.
That's also pretty nitty gritty, but in a good way - sooner or later, the fecal-intensive period of child rearing will end for us. Alisa has her heart set on a passage to New Zealand that doesn't involve diaper buckets.
I can't shake the idea that these two things are connected for us somehow, the ying and yang of our detail-rich lives...