Date: 3 April 2015.
Command in the Galley.
Posted late due to ongoing bandwidth issues.
It all started a couple weeks back
when I bought my latest holiday decor for the galley. I mentioned
that in the
Spring on Pi Day (copper advice)
article. My Easter towel included a matching potholder. Well, I
don't normally use them but it is pretty and I wanted to show it off
a bit too.
Boats just don't have much
bulkhead (aka wall)
space, and I'm a nut for putting things away. I didn't want to hide
my Happy Easter bunny potholder so needed a solution.
For the most part I live without
media influences. I simply do not know about stuff advertised on
television because I haven't owned one since 1993. One day I'll tell
you how that came about...
Those of you with cable TV
probably know all about Command products. I didn't, until recently.
Part of the fun of shopping is
actually looking at products and reading the blurbs on the packages.
Last year I discovered a 3M line that suits my lifestyle and budget.
Hooks in the Galley
Best of all, the Commands
are idiot-proof. You may wonder how I can state such a thing
unequivocally. That's because I almost messed 'em up!
To the left please note the
two tabs of backing paper. The one has red, and the other is
black. Well the black side is clearly marked Wall Side.
It's a simple wipe off the
bulkhead, push and then attach the hook to the red side after
removing backing paper. A minute later it's ready for use.
Side Note regarding Command products: The
upper right corner of each item tells you a weight it can
support. I've used the Velcro light weight strips for a
ceramic picture frame in my cabin with success. Just size the
product to your needs and you'll be all set.
Circa spring 2015, the
light weight ones are $2 to $3 and the larger heavier ones run
$4 or so per package. I've found the in discount stores
(Dollar General) and remember seeing them in Walmart too.
I'm glad I have them
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Command Hooks onboard
Seaweed when I want to attach something to the bulkhead. They
are easy to remove. Another good quality is that they leave no
residue when you take them down.
and can recommend it highly. I loved it...
Right now is the season for popcorn and movies. Sometimes eating right out of the
pan is okay too, especially when it's an excellent DVD. Let company
be aboard and
the bowls come out for good manners. But when alone? Well, I'm not admitting 'nuttin.
Still, a potholder will work in
lieu of a trivet and the popcorn pan cannot sit on the dinette table
when I'm watching a movie, or a series. I just finished watching the
That's an affiliate link but
definitely read the blurbs about the show. If you like steam punk,
Jules Verne, Professor Lupin of Harry Potter fame, and a wonderful
librarian dinosaur named Zippo, well, this is a just a great movie. I'm an
old sci-fi fan (pre-1950's) and loved it. I can't wait to watch
Yes, I've got the
James Gurney books too. He
wrote and illustrated the phenomenon that became Dinotopia. I've got
all three of his books. Two are at my daughter's house except for
the last one which is in my to-be-read locker.
It's just that there's this
Kindle... and I confess my head has been turned 180 degrees by the
I love having the ability to read
at will whenever I wish any number of books. It's one of my biggest
pleasures in life afloat. Now I cannot imagine life without a
-- nor do I wish to do so. I truly am blessed.
Anyway, were I to not put my popcorn
in a bowl, I'd definitely use the Easter potholder in lieu of a
trivet. Mine is on the bulkhead right behind the stove and is
convenient. Plus it's festive.
To you and yours, I wish you a
happy Easter. Keep safe and remember to be thankful for all we do
have. We truly are blessed. After all, we get a free trip around the
sun each year.
Do you decorate for Easter?
Anything special planned for dinner? I haven't decided what to fix yet.
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