October 7, 2012
|s/v The Flatulence|
Saturday morning, I stopped by the lumber yard before going to the shop. I picked up a couple pieces of solid lumber for the new sliding hatch for the companionway on The Flatulence. The pieces were rough cut, but I had friends coming to the marina, so I stopped there, and went back to the marina to enjoy the pool. And enjoy, I did. After everybody left, I hung out at my boat and just enjoyed the view.
A very good friend of mine came over and saw The Flatulence for the first time. He didn’t get to stay long, but did take a good look at her. We have discussed some of the things I would like to do with her, and his response was, “put me to work”. That made me smile! He will help me get her in shape… comfortable to live on, AND I want to take her out sailing. (My friend doesn’t like sailing, but I will try and get him to go out with me at least once!) She is a good boat. When I look at her, I see what she WILL be.
Later that night, a front moved in and rocked me quite a bit. I’m learning to recognize her movements, and learn what they mean. The wind was out of the north, right on her nose. I am learning the different sounds. The spring line makes a specific noise when it is tight. I moved one of the fenders because the wind was bouncing it up against the hull. Eventually, I will know what is going on outside, just by feeling her movement when I am inside the cabin. That is awesome!
Tonight, Sunday evening, my friend Tammy, came over and she cooked an awesome meal on our grill, at the covered patio area. We toasted my new boat and new life on the water. Tammy is a very close friend, and has been there for me through thick and thin. She is awesome! My ivy plant needed a home, she graciously took it to live on her beautiful patio. I know it will be happy there.
Okay, yes, I have a Facebook account. Someone posted a comment on my wall, “I want to be more like you when I grow up!!” This is not the first time I have heard this. Guys, you can have the life you want. You just need to want it bad enough, to do what it takes to make it happen. This life I am carving out for myself, didn’t just happen. It took a lot of work, dedication, and help from the good friends I surround myself with. And, how long will I live this type of lifestyle? As long as it continues to be fun. Nothing is permanent. Everything is subject to change.
Now, I sit here, finishing off the bottle of Moscato, while Josh Groban serenades me. Life is good in Lezlie’s World! J