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Old 09-14-2011
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Hi Duff - I'm hoping you're dreading the time in yard, not the moving back aboard (the latter seems more like a marriage negotiation and not something for a sailing internet board). For the yard:

* Get the yard guys on your side - life just goes more smoothly when they think of you as one of the "good" customers! Learn their names. Find a reason to bring a box of donuts or a tray of cookies to thank them early on (maybe for keeping your boat safe while you were gone?) Don't overdo it, you certainly don't have to make it a regular thing, but its amazing how far a little appreciation will take you.

* Plan a few sanity breaks - depending on your schedule, knock off work early once or twice a week. Get cleaned up, dressed up, go for a long drive and out to dinner. You come back refreshed and ready to face the tasks of tomorrow.

* Its almost impossible because some projects end up turning the entire boat into a chaos of tools, but try to make a calm island somewhere at the end of the day. If the main salon is trashed, maybe you can keep the cockpit clear, or if you have the luxury of a second cabin. It helps you work when you're working, and relax when you're relaxing.

* Remember the goal, and keep a photo of your boat under sail or in a beautiful anchorage perhaps as a screensaver. Yard work is temporary, after all. Hope to see you out there!
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