Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Case of the three Matts

On Sunday it had been literally 6 weeks since we had cleaned our laundry. It was pouring down rain all day but I decided it was time to do it anyway considering I was wearing bikini bottoms for underpants. So, I bundled up in my foul weather gear and got ready for the trek. I had two duffle bags totaling about 70 lbs of dirty clothes- literally everything we own. The upside is now I know exactly how long I can go with out doing laundry.

Anyway, so while I was at the laundry-mat, Matt was out and about shopping and whatnot. Once I was finished he showed up to help me bring the laundry bags back and had a ten lb turkey with him, dead obviously and new 6 volt batteries. Now a normal person wouldn't find this strange except for the fact that our oven has been broken since before I met Matt. So, the next task was to get this oven fixed before Thanksgiving; 4 days later. We went back to the boat and met up with our other friend Matt M (we'll call him Coronado). They started scheming and decided it would be easier to just replace the oven than fix it. New problem- we are broke, can't buy a new anything and there is a 10lb turkey thawing on our counter.

This is where the third Matt comes in. Matt H (we will call him Holmes) has a boat a short skiff ride up the bay with a perfectly fine working oven sitting on his cabin sole. So my Matt and Coronado decide to go pillaging and  pirating to find Holmes' oven. They call Holmes and he says to take the oven; everything is coming together perfectly. So Matt and Coronado took Coronado's skiff up the bay and show back up half hour later with a great new looking oven.

Two hours later we find out the oven doesn't exactly fit right and doesn't gimbal either... no problem. After much jury rigging and elegant smashing they got the oven installed and, honestly, it fits good enough.

 Old oven out
 It hadn't been cleaned back there in years. It was disgusting! 
 New oven in sortof, didn't exactly fit right away
 Not very big inside but hey it works
Victory! Perfect fit.

Next task: install new batteries. This should be fun.

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