A Modest Proposal 6.5 – The Final Chapter. Until The Next One, At Least

BY DAN ROGERS - DIAMOND LAKE, WASHINGTON - USA

“By the time you’ve had-the-banana; hopefully, you’ve tried all the flavors, and all the toppings.  Way back.  Almost a year ago, I had this hairball idea.  Actually, at the time, I figured it was bordering on a genius idea.  And, it’s still pretty good.”

Dan’s plan

I think life is a lot like a banana split.

By the time you’ve had-the-banana; hopefully, you’ve tried all the flavors, and all the toppings.  Way back.  Almost a year ago, I had this hairball idea.  Actually, at the time, I figured it was bordering on a genius idea.  And, it’s still pretty good.  But, like they say, “the jury is still out.”  The fat lady hasn’t sung, yet.  It’s not quite ALL she wrote.  And, of course, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over.  Anyhow.

Gypsy Wagon is an operational entity.  She’s far from “complete.”  But, nuthin’ new in all that.  Show me a boat that’s complete, and I’ll show you a boat that’s finished.  At least, here at the Frankenwerke, we never quite get done with any of our creations.  There’s always a “better idea.”  GW is no exception.

At the moment, she’s tarped against a steady trickle of rainwater that finds a way under several of her openable windows.

And, I’m pretty sure one of the forward cockpit drains, doesn’t.  So, a rather consistent pond forms in the bilge.  And, I say, so what?

It would appear that GW will only find a use (in the water) over the next few months if the sun is shining.  Because, like that recurrent line from The Gong Show, “survey said…nobody wants to come on a boat trip and get rained on…”   Me neither.

And, we are having one of the wettest, coldest, stormyest seasons in living memory.

So, the boat that I built to accompany us on all those trips to local-and-exotic venues will have to await developments.  If nobody shows up for the planned boat trips, we certainly won’t need a courtesy barge, for people not to hang out in.  But, you probably already knew that.

At the moment, we have other, more pressing, projects here at Frankenwerke.  And, concurrently, our Department of Hairball Ideas is festering a grand, new, mission forGypsy Wagon.  Could be pretty cool.

Stay tuned.




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