Though it took us some time to adjust to the length of the project, Atticus is no longer on the hard, though we are still tied up at that same dusty boatyard. We've made a tremendous amount of progress; there's light at the end of the tunnel. We now have a safe, seaworthy boat with a comfortable, livable interior. Yes, among other projects, we still have to replace the rigging, paint the decks and buy new sails. Our original work list, which we methodically put together after purchasing the boat, turned out to be a short outline of our total endeavors, not the fully fleshed-out script we thought it was. As anyone who's tackled a major refit knows, every project on the list uncovered five more issues needing attention. "Since we're here we might as well take care of it," has become a constant refrain in our daily conversations.