Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Belated

Sorry it's been a while since I've updated.  Been hard at work waitressing for the holiday season. It's supposedly the most lucrative time of year, so of course, I had to get in on that action.  As I've been at work, Frank's been getting into the holiday spirit and decorating with Christmas lights.  Well, kind of...

Our refrigerator was the Grinch that stole Christmas only instead of stealing toys, it stole our butter, cheese, and anything else that happened to disappear into its dark cold recesses.  We would find food barely recognizable months after we bought it, simply because we would forget that it's there.  Out of sight, out of mind.  As a matter of fact, shortly after moving aboard, we found a 4 pack of butter and a hunk of cheese rotting away in the there.  They weren't even from the US, and the expiration dates were over 2 years past due.

Frank decided that he was sick and tired of groping in the dark, and so he installed Red LED Rope lights (Red so that it won't ruin our night vision when we go for a snack during watches) along the top edge of the fridge.  They are turned on and off with a rocker switch and we will soon install a small DC fan to better circulate the cold air.  The rest of the boat may be lacking holiday cheer, but our fridge certainly looks and feels like Rockefeller Center.  The hardest part was running the new wire for all of this, and the total cost was about $30.  The power consumption is minimal, but the satisfaction of knowing what you're getting when you're reaching in the back of the fridge is priceless.

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