Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Long hair

I confess that I am a sucker for long hair.  To me,  it is elegant, sophisticated, and at the same time, irresistibly  seductive. 

And pleasing tho it may be to the observer, I understand that long hair can be a hassle for the wearer.  Well at least I sort of understand.  Once a year, I do it myself.  And therefore as another more-or-less unspoken agreement (over 40 years of marriage, these do accumulate), Jane wears her hair longer than she would otherwise, and I (usually) blow dry it after she washes it.

But on a boat - hoo boy.

It really is critical that the stuff be kept out of the bilge.  If it gets down there, it will foul the bilge pump shaft like fishing line around your prop shaft, or if we are lucky, it will only block the pump inlet screen.   So we are always fighting a holding action, with three lines of defense:
  • Vacuum frequently
  • Keep "hair catchers" on both shower drains (the showers drain into the bilge), and clean them frequently
  • Vacuum the floor before pulling up the floor boards
Is it worth it?

Yup.
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1 comment:

SV Estrellita 5.10b said...

I love the image of you blowdrying her hair. Very sweet.

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