Progress on boat chores can be much like dancing the Cotton Eyed Joe...some forward and then some backward. Or to use another popular phrase....one step forward and two back. OR at other times, two steps forward and one back. I guess it's sort of like the tide - up and down.
Dinghy patched and painted, New rigging - dancing forward
Freezer suddenly not working - dancing backward
Tom went to store some items in the cockpit locker and immediately knew something wasn't right. He discovered the freezer not working and the control unit smoking. YES, smoking! Seems the pump has give out. Ugh! Dancing backward.