A Modest Proposal 6.2

BY DAN ROGERS - DIAMOND LAKE, WASHINGTON - USA

“And, while the New Boss is taking a bit of a well-earned break right now; he was, apparently, pretty busy earlier today.  I’m guessing he got that ne’er-do-well morning crew together. Those guys got my rudder mock-up all bolted up and hung out in the sun for me to admire.”

Dan’s plan

Nursery rhymes, aphorisms, and banalities aside.  I conclude that “wealthy” is out of reach, “wise,” a thing of the rapidly-receding past.  Soooooo, the mission is to feel as good as possible, even if actually “healthy” is overtly questionable.  At least, “early to bed, and early to rise,” has been in the standing orders here at Frankenwerke for years.

This is all to say, that, THE SUN IS SHINING!!!  Snow is melting.  And, wonder of wonders:  Miss Kathleen, FINALLY, managed to follow Alice to the top of the hill, wallowing through the mud-and-the-blood-and-the-gore, to freedom.  Well.  If not freedom, perzactly, I think we can see it from here.

I’m pretty certain.  This is the last snow frog of the season.  The road in, is almost as unfrozen as the road out.

Last year’s water shoes are drying in the sun.  Last year’s last baloney sandwich has been tracked down and taken to the HAZMAT disposal site.

Miss Kathleen has even shucked her secondary tarp – from the past several days’ rainstorms.  And, lockers, bilges, and dirty socks are all airing out.

And, while the New Boss is taking a bit of a well-earned break right now; he was, apparently, pretty busy earlier today.  I’m guessing he got that ne’er-do-well morning crew together.  Those guys got my rudder mock-up all bolted up and hung out in the sun for me to admire.

His notes on the white board were pretty specific, “…get the backing plates and thru-bolts in place before the weather turns…figure out how to get that steering cable out, thru the transom, so it doesn’t interfere with the stern platform…”  There was more.

But, like I was saying.  Freedom.  Just around the corner, over the hill, and down a launching ramp.  Someplace, out there.

Maybe, you can see the same thing from your own shop window?




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