In the next few days I will be wrapping up this project and heading home; but where is home? These days I really don’t know… My cabin in the woods is gone, Sookie is in the boatyard and not ready to splash and my beach front chalet is no longer mine. I have no idea what tomorrow will bring but tonight I have a glass of wine, a warm furnace and a beautiful yacht that is not quite done.
I had the proper tool for every job but most entailed little more than my back. Supplies are running low, fingers worn to the bone and while I didn’t get to everything I hoped to, this little yacht is looking like a million backs. I couldn’t have chosen a worse time to start this project, Seattle has set every rain record imaginabnle since starting this project. I took the advice my good friend Ken gave me years ago, “Chin up, one foot in front of the other and move forward”. For every challenge I met There were far greater rewards to be received. I have a few more days to play chicken with the rain but my hope is when I head out all will be pleased.
When I would get frustrated with the rain or cold I would pull up pictures of where I started from, pour a fresh hot cup of coffee and get back at it. Chloe has been driving me absolutely nuts, walking through my fresh Cetol, little dog hairs everywhere and constantly begging for another walk. She has a tough job waiting for breaks in the action be she is a patient girl and extra treats and long walks on the beach are in order for her putting up with me. Any normal person could have finished this project in 3 weeks, it took me nearly 21 days. I’m ready to go home where ever that may be.
I use Chloe as a color swatch, I think I got it just right this time.
“Do not believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.” R. Bach