Friday, November 6, 2015

October 29, 2015 SailRite Sewing machine, Brunswick, GA

In the morning, Dave and I thought the air conditioner had an odd sound to it.  We didn’t have it running when Cheryl visited in the Bahamas, so she didn’t know what was normal.  In my last minute cleaning and stuffing of things before Cheryl arrived, I put a plastic bag in front of the air conditioner controls.  Well that is the sensor, too.  So the air conditioner thought it was hot in here and was over working itself all night.  We tore apart Cheryl’s bed to look at the unit and it was iced up!  We shut it down to defrost.  I put some towels around it, but I’m sure we’ll have to clean water out of the bilge, too.

Dave, Cheryl and I went to Maggie May’s for breakfast.  It gave her a dose of “southern charm” right away.  But they were out of grits by the time we got there.  Then Cheryl and I walked around downtown Brunswick to see the movie set for the Ben Affleck movie “Live by Night”.  We stopped at the Farmer’s Market and the Marina office on our way back. 




After several weeks of debating and some late night online ordering, we ended up getting a SailRite sewing machine.  They are a heavy duty machine that can sew through sails and canvas.  It arrived today.  Cheryl used to own a fabric store and knows sewing machines.  So she had fun helping us set it up.  Ricardo was restitching his canvas by hand, so we tried out the machine on his bimini and dodger.  Who knew a sewing machine in a marina would be such a “guy magnet”.  There were all kinds of guys checking out the machine.  Everyone thinks about getting their own SailRite machine.  It can work with a hand crank if we don’t have power.  They have great support and you tube videos.  And they are used to helping people when they are outside of the USA. 

Dave had noticed that the stitching was bad in places on our canvas that is only 1.5 years old.  So he will restitch all of it before we leave for the Bahamas. 
Cheryl and Dave setting up the SailRite sewing machine

Dave posing as thought he is helping

I am actually helping

Gary photo bombing
the sewing machine is a guy magnet
Then Cheryl and I went to the shrimp boat docks and bought 3 pounds of shrimp that were caught that day.  They only had the large and they were $10/lb, shell on but heads removed.  Another boater joined us.  Then she told us about a Mexican grocery store that makes fresh tortillas daily.  So we went there to buy 32 corn tortillas for about $2.  They were made this morning, but they kept them warm in a cooler.  There were bags of fresh tortilla chips that were probably made from the day old tortillas. 
This is where we bought our shrimp.  Knight's Seafood

Back at the marina.  I cooked our fresh green beans from the market this morning and Cheryl did more sewing.  Then Dave sauteed the shrimp for us for a fantastic meal.


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