Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Our big plan for the day was to sand the kitchen floor of at least three coats of paint that had not held up will over the coarse of dragged chairs and scuffs. In the end, the equipment on hand was not up to the task so to make a long story short, we settled for a good scrubbing and then putting everything back in place. A rough up with a sander and a fresh coat of paint will have to wait until next May.
This detour did not stop me from making a batch of coconut toffee cookies.
While Cyndy dragged out the gates that would be put in place on the windows next Sunday when we leave the island, and put away the items in the museum for storage over the winter, I gave the lawn a final mowing. With the door open to the gift shop, two visitors arrived: a pair of sparrows looking for a winter home. We walked away and eventually they found their way out. Next year a screen door will be made and hopefully we won’t have this problem again.
The reward for all of that was a dip in the ocean (I only got up to my knees) and a brief sunning on the deck in front of the boathouse to dry off. The swells from the east were even bigger than yesterday so we made the only walk we know of on the perimeter of the island, between the end of the cove trail and cobblestone beach.
Sunset came after which we feasted on shrimp boil. It wasn’t quite the presentation Beverly achieved last year but she would have been proud none the less. We had to call her for the recipe.