More Varnish and a Meeting With Tohu

Varnish, varnish, varnish.  Once you start it never ends.  Almost.  Actually, the rail project is ending tomorrow.  That will be the 4th coat which is considered “done” for Cetol.  Later I’ll move on to maintenance coats on the other wood, but for now, it’s going to be time for a break from boatwork.  It’s been five solid weeks and we need to take a short vacation.

In the mean time-today we met with Tohu, our Marriage Celebrant.  What’s that you might ask?  Well, it’s the person who does the ceremony and makes you legally married.  Tohu as you might have guessed is Maori.  And a delightful person he is.  We had a wonderful chat today and found that; He is not only religious (he’s a Ratana minister), but he’s also spiritual.  Perfect for the two of us (bet you can guess which is which).  And, he had a feeling on the way over that Ann and I were special; a miracle for each other — so true! We both think he will be a wonderful Celebrant for our marriage and will be meeting with him again to more formally discuss the ceremony.

So, boat-work, marriage-work.  Both important parts of life.

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