Sunday, April 05, 2009
The Boys have a new hobby.
This is now parked in our driveway. It's name used to be the "Striper", but soon it's going to be newly christened "The Broken Drum." (Because you can't beat it. hehehe)
I'm not really sure who owns it. Frankie's friend's dad offered it to us, for free. The guy got it for free, and hasn't done anything with it. He just wanted to get it out of his yard. Thor and his BFF Jim have talked about getting a boat for AGES. So... free was a pretty good price, right? I have a feeling free is gonna cost us SOMETHING. But I'm happy they decided to go for it.
The plan right now is to fix up the interior a bit -- supposedly the engine works fine, it turned over when they tried to start it. The hull is supposedly pretty sturdy, but the wood floor is rotted out and needs to be replaced, and I think they need to build seats or whatever. Then, supposedly, Jim will come tow it out of our yard and bring it down to his place. We don't even have a trailer hitch to move it.
Jim lives down the shore and is technically retired, so he'll be able to take it out more frequently. Thor doesn't have as much time. But then Thor and Nick can drive down to Jim's house and they can all go out on the boat and play with their new toy. Nick and James are especially excited.
I, personally, won't be caught on a boat for more than a few moments. I'm really happy anyway, because it sounds to me like a great new hobby. And just think, once in a while I'll have the house to myself for the weekend... :D
Posted by Sue at 6:26 PM