Date: 20 March 2016. Paper Problem (having spares)
Yes I'm behind in posting the
articles. I'll catch up soon. I have been busy. Plus I'm having a
lot of fun. More on that upcoming too.
All ladies have sat down at some point in our lives and
discovered to our chagrin a decided lack of toilet paper. It's not
fun. On boats storing extras can be a problem. Having access to a
spare roll simply takes a bit of planning. A nearby reachable nook
is a wonderful thing. In that regard aboard Seaweed I have just such
Side note: In the photo you might
have noticed a handle to the lower left corner. That's a great
hand-hold when the boat is a rocking.
I also keep a box of baby wipes
tucked just beneath the handle.
I have found baby wipes to be a great convenience. There is always a stash
onboard. Sometimes I rip them in half. One way tears easiest,
depending upon the brand. Especially when it is hot and humid wiping my
face with a cool baby wipe is quite refreshing.
P.S. Add water to the box. There's
never enough. Start with 1/2 cup and as it evaporates add more.
Between the foaming
lemon-scented soap [see the
Foaming Soap Dispenser (how to)
vignette] and my spiffy "oil lantern" aka Caress soap dispenser
is an old brass soap dish.
It's a memory. You see the
brass soap dish was a gift from *Sparrow. When I see it I am
reminded of him.
*Sparrow: The name of
My boat is special not just because she is
wonderful. Seaweed is great because of all the memories aboard
her. Little touches, gifts and such that have become a part of
the fabric of my home... I love them all.
In the previous article
Toilet Tissue (aka TP)
I described an awesome storage spot my friend Tom
over in Georgia made for me a while back. I have pointed it out to
many visitors over the years. It's the spiffiest I've ever seen.
For storing excess rolls, the
cabinet Tom made was and is superb. I love the fact that it raises
the bowl above the waterline. That adds a margin of safety.
Yet there was room for
improvement. During those times when I am on the throne I needed
Although I usually make it a point of
replacing the roll before it is empty there are occasions when I do
not do so. Invariably I regret it. That's why I looked around for a
place out of the way in my head. It needed to be easy to reach from
a seated position. And I did not want it too visible for when I'm showing the
Tucked between the white Whale Gusher (brand of pump) and the hose
to the deck pump out fitting was a nook just perfect for a single
roll. I've tucked it in there and it is nearly invisible.
For the curious, that's my
mermaid. I found her in a gift shop a few years back and thought she
was nifty. Before I upgraded to sun-catchers in my portlights the
mermaid hung in the window by my head.
I rather like the mermaid in the
shower area though I have not settled on a permanent location for
her. In the meantime she's just where you see her. She was
originally intended as a Christmas tree ornament.
I took this picture a while back to
show my fresh roll of toilet paper on the rack. Nifty, eh?
So you see it's like this:
Do as I say and NOT as I do.
Or more precisely, did.
I wrote this article a few nights
ago. Proof-reading took place this morning. And you know, there's
something that I'd been meaning to do. Guess?
The roll was
empty and no spare either. ARGH!!!
At some point I'd failed to replace my spare. The
mermaid's tail is pointing to the empty spot!
Well folks, as of this moment I've now got a fresh roll on the
spool, and a new spare in my stash cubbyhole. I feel better now.
And with that, I bid you a good day.
If you get a chance, the beaches are wonderful here
on the Gulf coast.
Side Note: There have been lots of improvements aboard Seaweed of
late. Today I finished cropping several dozen photographs so the
upcoming articles will have plenty pictures. That'll help.
Processing pictures seems to take forever. You would think my
photography would be excellent by now. It's not where I want it to
Life afloat is wonderful. I'm
having fun and looking forward to new vistas. The charts are out.
OpenCPN is loaded. The lockers are nearly filled and who knows where
I'll be next week...
If you happen to spot Seaweed underway be sure
to give a call on Channel 16.
Thanks for reading.
Have you found a great spot for your spare rolls of
A neighbor puts them on the handle of his plunger?
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