May 2006

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It’s all about making plywood survive… The recent projects on Centaurea have been the main sliding hatch, hatch “garage”, and cockpit sole. i finally managed to get some decent-quality plywood for these bits, and work is coming along on them nicely. The plywood i bought is for the hatch top and “garage” top, the four cockpit locker tops/seats, and the cockpit sole piece. Ech of these three applications requirees a little different approach and treatment of the material. First off, a few notes on plywood…
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Been eating well lately… too well. Going out for breakfast most mornings, if only to the corner store for a muffin, Red Bull, etc., and going out for lunches as well.
A couple nights ago i found myself seated before a well-founded round of plates: tuna sashimi; medium flank steak with a soy drizzle, truffle risotto, and baby asparagus; and key-lime pie to top it off.
Skipped breakfast today and waited too long for lunch, so my purchases were shaped by my stomach: a fine large Fuji apple, a Bolthouse, a dreadfully expensive Pom, and a a large bar of Ghirardelli.
Ah, reeling back from the precipice… i “discovered” the Cash & Carry wholesale place in town today, and stocked up on cases of all those “all too expensive in the BVI” staples, like ramen, tinned tuna, beans, rice, soups, etc. Half the price of what i’ve been paying!
Groceries tend to be expensive here, but also remarkable is the large difference between the lowest and highest selling prices of any single product… it really pays to shop around, and i’m trying to train myself to do so.