|Winter sunset in the slip on s/v Florian|
|Florian has a nice teak & holly sole (floor)|
|We used butcher paper to make a template on the floor|
|Shopping the remnant carpet store|
I found a carpet remnant manufactured for school floors (water proof and tough) for about $40.
|Laying our template over the remnant|
We flipped the carpet remnant, and flipped our template, and traced the shape on the back of the carpet webbing.
|Don uses a straight edge and a knife to cut the remnant|
With cardboard and a big cutting surface underneath, Don cut the carpet to size.
|Cutting non-slip to lay under the carpet|
I bought a roll of non-slip carpet backing for about $9. and we cut & placed it between the sole (floor) and the carpet to eliminate any slipping, and to protect the wood from the course surface of the carpet backing.
|The floor is prettier than the carpet we've|
covered it with, but it's protected now
Fill a cocktail shaker half way with cracked ice
Add four shots of your favorite Calvados (apple brandy)
Squeeze the juice of one small lemon into the shaker
Add two teaspoons of real maple syrup (or more if you like sweet)
Cap & shake mightily.
Strain the drink into chilled glasses and top with a thin apple wedge.
Put your feet up, take a deep breath and enjoy this dandy little drink.
Happy New Year!