We're sorry we haven't posted any updates lately. The bottom is scraped and painted, the hull is buffed and waxed, the generator is installed, and the single-side band radio is almost up and running (we'll be getting a tutorial from our "neighbor", Fred, today). John DeWyse is here helping us and we appreciate him immensely. We hosted dinner for our other "neighbors", Fernando and Pepe, from Montevideo, Uruguay while we were hanging in the sling on Friday night. What fun! Last night we went to Mardi Gras. What an experience! It was great to get out for a while after weeks of hard work. We hope to drop her in the water on Monday. That is really exciting for all of us!!