And it's February.
And it's cold.
But, by golly, we are getting the rot out of Moontide, so she, and we, will be the better for it come Summer. Fortunately only two frames had rot in them, and those have been replaced.
Now to rebuild the sheer frames, and sheer strakes, soak the extant wood in penetrating epoxy (to placate the rot gods), install the freshly made deck and cabin panels, and we'll be weather tight, to say the least.
I won't go on about the wiring, plumbing, fiberglassing, kitchen reassembly, painting, yaddahyaddahyaddah.
Each activity has its turn.
We are grateful that weather, though cold, has been fairly dry for the days off from my real job, so we're actually getting some work done here.
When it gets too cold, and/or the rains come, we lay down plastic and insulation, throw the tarps down, and snuggle in the main cabin.
Not everyone would call this boat work "Romantic." And yet, the camaraderie and pursuit of a common goal gives us opportunities for closeness that may perhaps elude other couples.
In any case, we still like each other.