LAHOWIND » Just you, me, + the dog.

It’s a shit show around here.

Quite literally.:(

As in, a total gut job of our head (aka the bathroom — for those non-sailing blog readers) to completely replace ALL of the plumbing — the hoses, the toilet, and the holding tank. Fun fun.

Just when we’ve wrapped up the (rather extensive) water tank project, along comes the next fun project on our never-ending boat project list.

So far this project = LOTS of work for Jereme.  Poor guy.


Smelly sewage throughout the boat for both of us to enjoy. …I’m talking rusted and leaking poop pipes. Yes, poop. (I’m not going to sugar coat anything around here folks.)

Here’s a little “before” and “after” demolition to give you an idea of how extensive this project is going to be…

#inoverourhead #crappyphotos #punsintended

What happened to “actual” sailing on our sailboat? And gorgeous sunsets and boat drinks???:(

I can’t wait to put this one behind us. And finally go sailing move on to the next fun project.  One day all of our hard work will pay off for sure!:)

[…] built me and Oliver a new wall/cabinet for the head.  …As part of our fun head re-plumbing project.  Which is just about finished. […]

This Weekend = Productivity Fail.

We totally earned ourselves a BIG FAT “F” in the productivity department this weekend.:( Total slacker mode at its finest… and didn’t even manage to cross one item off of our never-ending boat project list.  We DID, however, attend one super-cute 2-year-old’s birthday party!  😉

How cute is Jereme’s niece Olivia?!

Oh, AND!…

Our new gripper pads for the companionway stairs arrived and look awesome!  So that’s a bonus.  We’re hoping to get these babies installed and Oliver-tested (and approved) later in the week! Stay tuned!

boat life lately. according to my iPhone.

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FrancoisMay 23, 2014 - 8:11 pm

Hi guys! Having grown up near the ocean since i was (….) – never thought id get into sailing.. however since going out with a friend in a 35ft’r something has def bitten me and im starting to shift into a whole new world of sailing and looking at it – erm quite seriously. Your blog and pics and experiences (and dry humor) make for a gr8 read. Awesome pics and stories! Ill def be checking back regularly – very cool! Wishing u all the best and safety!

Fran (a Capetonian in Seattle :)

We’re not just handy on this boat, we’re also CRAFTY!

Oh hey, this is a total crafty Kim post, but who said we couldn’t have a little variety around here? I mean, really, enough with all these  D.I.Y. boat projects and talk about fittings, and hoses, and pumps. Blah, blah, blah. We need a little craft in our life. 😉

Or more so, a crafty “Box of Sunshine!”

I put together this fun thank you gift for Jer’s aunt and uncle for generously taking us along with them to Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend. Thank you Pinterest for another fab idea! …Although, I made sure to personalize our version of this cute thank you gift.

I actually managed to pack (like in a suitcase) everything you see here.  😉  Along with come cellophane wrap and ribbon so that we could “assemble” the final product once we arrived in Vegas…and hand-deliver these goodies to the aunt+uncle’s hotel room.

To create our Box of Sunshine, I went on a hunt for all things yellow (and cute) at Target, and found lots of goodies, along with the perfect yellow acrylic box to showcase them in.

The sunshiny goods:

Peanut M&M’s
Butterfinger Bites
Golden Oreos (snack-size containers and SUPER delicious I might add!)
Ice Breakers Lemon Ice Cube Gum
Burt’s Bees Body Lotion (a favorite)
Cute “To-Do” Notepad
Cute Travel Calendar
On-the-Go Diet Snapple
Adorable Orange Slice Note Cards
Sunglass Shaped Chip Clips

I ended up throwing in a few extra goodies after I snapped this photo (like lemon JellyBelly jellybeans and some candied orange slices from Fresh Market).

I ordered these adorable Ink Meets Paper  thank you cards (printed on an antique letterpress in Charleston, South Carolina) to go with the gift.  I will definitely be ordering more paper goods from this super cute shop on Etsy!

Everything in the box made it safely to Vegas, and the box was a big hit!:)


Kelley - Sailing ChanceSeptember 10, 2013 - 5:05 pm

You should check out my girl Kerry’s stationary shop – I love her stuff, particularly her “ahoy” cards!

We had a shop together back when I lived in brooklyn. She’s awesome, and her stuff is awesome :)

I also am sick of thinking about hoses, clamps and fittings. Enough!

LahoWindSeptember 10, 2013 - 6:04 pm

Oooh! Totally checking out Kerry’s shop. I love nice paper! :) And I thought it wouldn’t do any harm to squeeze in one little crafty blog post, right?! 😉

AnnaSeptember 10, 2013 - 10:36 pm

Love a crafty post. :) Cute!

LahoWindSeptember 10, 2013 - 11:07 pm

Thanks Anna!!! :)

susanSeptember 11, 2013 - 2:13 pm

LOVE!!!!!!! :))

Spotted! Flock of Green Parakeets at the City Dock!

“We got no food, no jobs…our PETS HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!”

Okay, none of that is true. Thank god.  But the classic line referencing parakeet Petey from the movie Dumb & Dumber is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of parakeets.

Lately, this awesome flock of 100+ green parakeets, actually known as rose-ringed parakeets, have been frequenting the Naples City Dock. Jereme’s seen them a few times, but this was my first sighting. Turns out, these parakeets have populated Olde Naples for 30+ years.

Massive importation decades ago by the pet industry and releases by pet owners enabled feral flocks of these popular cage birds to roost in many urban areas. Florida is believed to be home to hundreds of thousands of these non-migratory birds, which have established breeding colonies that have easily adapted to our ecosystem.

Lucky for us, the Dock was rather deserted on Saturday evening around sunset, so these parakeets were flying from boat to boat without much disturbance. I snapped a few photos of these pretty birds before they were eventually scared away. You never know what you’re going to see at the Dock.:)

>>Thanks for visiting LAHOWIND sailing blog! We’d love for you to get to know us and follow our story as we attempt to navigate a whole new world of sailing.

susanSeptember 11, 2013 - 2:14 pm

OMG CRAZY!!!! and these pics are SO fab :))